Rev. Dr. M. Keith McDaniel, Sr.
Pastor & Teacher
First Lady Latron McDaniel
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 1,300-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 600 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, Ladies of Glory Liturgical Dance Ministry, Security Ministry, Young Adult choir, Youth Choir and Word of Wednesdays.
In 2011 Dr. McDaniel completed his first written work. Live Your Kingdom Life Now: A Theological Guide To Living By Choice Not By Chance and in 2014 he completed his second written work; If God Be For Us: Pastoral Reflections of Faith and Family Concerning the Black Church. 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.
In addition to his academic work Dr. McDaniel completed Pastoral studies at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. There he served as a Chaplin in the Urban Ministries department of Pastoral Care. Much of his work focused on ministering to families in financial crisis and homeless men throughout Wake County. He has been afforded the opportunity to preach and gives lectures at churches, colleges and universities throughout the country.
He currently serves as Secretary of Spartanburg County Baptist Association. He is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Spartanburg Village Network. He is also 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 Branelisa 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.”