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Rev. Dr. M. Keith McDaniel, Sr.

Rev. Dr. M. Keith McDaniel, Sr.

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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, teacher, and the pastor of the 1,500-member Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church located in Spartanburg, SC.

His ministry extends beyond the pulpit, he serves as adjunct professor of African American Culture and Religious Studies at USC Upstate and is the author of three books; Live Your Kingdom Life Now: A Theological Guide To Living By Choice Not By Chance; If God Be For Us: Pastoral Reflections of Faith and Family Concerning the Black Church and Til The War Is Won: How a reading of Psalms 27 kept me encouraged in times of uncertainty.

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.

He is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and has served on numerous nonprofit boards including United Way of the Piedmont, The Spartanburg Village Network and Urban League of the Upstate.

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.

In 2014, the Epilson Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. recognized Dr. McDaniel's work in the community by awarding him the "Man of the Year" award, and in 2022, he was also awarded "Citizen of the Year" by the Epilson Nu Chapter 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. And the proud Pop-Pop to Greyson, Aliviyah, and Amour. 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."