Dynamic, relevant, uplifting and innovative are some of the words often used to describe the ministry of Dr. M. Keith McDaniel Sr. A passionate preacher and teacher of the gospel, He currently serves as the pastor of the 1,500-member Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church located in Spartanburg, SC. Dr. McDaniel’s ministry distinctively promotes reconciliation and redemption in such a way that lives are transformed by the power and mercy found in God’s word.
Since his calling by God to Macedonia over 800 souls have joined this congregation. The parking lot was expanded as well as early morning worship services were implemented to facilitate the growth of Macedonia. New ministries and worship opportunities have been added to the programming of the church to include; the Vision Committee, Youth Rites of Passage, Women of Purpose, Ministry Month, Men of Vision, Security Ministry, Young Adult choir, and Word of Wednesdays. In 2015 Dr. McDaniel introduced a vision given by God for facility expansion called, The Nehemiah Project. This $2.5 million project included additional classes for Christian Education, A Family Life Center, new parking and new fellowship hall. In 2016 Dr. McDaniel was appointed Director of Global Evangelism with Global United Fellowship under the leadership of Bishop Neil C. Ellis. His duties include building the evangelism curriculum for the fellowship, to oversee outreach efforts during the annual gathering of the fellowship and to inform the 800+ churches within the fellowship of evangelism trends.
Dr. McDaniel is an honor graduate of Shaw University where he majored in Religion and Philosophy and minored in business management. He continued graduate and post graduate studies at Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC and at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio receiving a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree respectively. In 2007 Pastor McDaniel was invited to Harvard University to participate in a program that focused on economic development and community revitalization. With his role as an adjunct professor of African American Religious Studies at USC Upstate and an author of two books; Live Your Kingdom Life Now: A Theological Guide To Living By Choice Not By Chance and If God Be For Us: Pastoral Reflections of Faith and Family Concerning the Black Church, Dr. McDaniel’s ministry expands beyond the pulpit. In 2014 the Epilson Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. recognized Dr. McDaniel’s work in the community by awarding him The Citizen of The Year Award. He is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Spartanburg Village Network. He is also Chairman of the Board for ReGenesis Community Development Corporation. In addition, he has serves as a board member of the United Way of the Piedmont and he is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
A native of Winston Salem, N.C. he is a man who loves God and his family. He is the son of Reverend Silas and Branelsia Kay Hart. He is married to Latron McDaniel. He is the proud father of four beautiful children Marceo Keith Jr., Madison, Savion, and Kensley. His favorite scripture is Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”