Bishop Shelton C. Daniel

God sent us Bishop Shelton Craig Daniel, Leader, Teacher, Preacher and Pastor. Bishop Shelton Daniel is a spiritual leader whose ultimate goal is to maintain a relationship with God and to spread the message that God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. A leader who has conceived the vision that God has laid in his care. A leader with a God-given talent to lead people with tender mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness and an exceptional way of making others feel needed. A leader who has superb integrity, a thirst for knowledge and a unique way of mixing analytical with creativity.

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REVEREND SHELTON CRAIG DANIEL was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Bishop James E. Daniel and Mrs. Beulah Marie Daniel. He attended Shaw Divinity School, Winston-Salem State University and Durham Technical Community College. He is a graduate of Biblical Studies from Liberty Bible College, Lynchburg, Virginia. At this time he is seeking his Masters in Divinity from Liberty Bible College. Reverend Daniel received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Chelsea University. The General Baptist State Convention with the collaboration of Shaw Divinity School awarded him a certificate in facilitation. He is currently serving as a moderator of the Reedy Creek Baptist Association; which consists of 36 churches.

Bishop Daniel began his ministry under the pastoral leadership of Bishop James E. Daniel, pastor and founder of Greater Joy Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina and he was ordained as a messenger of God in 1993. He became the interim pastor of Ivory Hill Baptist Church of Enfield, North Carolina in 1998.  God saw further vision for him and he became the full-time pastor of Ivory Hill in 1999. He served at Ivory Hill as pastor from 1999-2009.  He  then went on to become Founder and Pastor of Greater Joy Missionary Baptist Church of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.  This was the beginning of what God had in store.  In 2009, Pastor Daniel received the assignment to birth a new work set out to do it with 12 – him and his family.  Within one year, God has added daily to the growth of more than 1000 members.

Most recently, Bishop Daniel has started a “Survivors” Support Group where he listens and counsels those needing restoration from all walks of life to include substance abusers, relationship issues and church hurt.  He has also set up a monthly Ministry Training Class for associate ministers to share his knowledge in pulpit etiquette and ministry help. Bishop Daniel makes himself visible in our children’s schools and participates in reading programs and addressing students at school assemblies.

Bishop Daniel presently resides in Rolesville, North Carolina with his wife, Sharon Crews Daniel; his son, Tyler; and his daughter, Taylor.

Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.” KJV Isaiah 55:43:15

And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, w
which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
KJV Jeremiah 3:15