Rev. George W. Daniels

Professional Title: 
Senior Pastor
Organization: 
First Baptist Congregational Church of Chicago

Rev. George W. Daniels is Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Congregational Church of Chicago. Rev. Daniels, a native of Donaldsonville, Georgia, graduated from Alabama State University and later earned his Master of Divinity from Northern Theological Seminary.  He served the First Baptist Congregational Church of Chicago as Assistant Pastor for thirty years under the tutelage of Dr. Arthur D. Griffin, a profound leader and teacher.  On March 23, 2003 Rev. Daniels was elected by the church body to succeed retiring Pastor Griffin. As the pastoral leader of First Baptist, Rev. Daniels has personally made seven trips to Ghana, where the church built six classrooms and has given aid to an orphanage, sent a church delegation to Haiti where they built four houses, and strengthened the Church’s outreach, prison and education ministries. He also undertook and completed a $3.5 million renovation to the church in 2012.  He currently serves as a Commissioner of Retirement & Annuity for the National Missionary Baptist District of America, President of the Interfaith Organizing Project of Greater Chicago and Chairman of the New Westside Federation. 

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