Congratulations to Dr. B.R. Daniels on His 40Th Anniversary as Pastor of Beth-Eden Missionary Baptist Churchby Representative Marc A. Veasey
Posted on 2013-02-01
in the house of representatives
Friday, February 1, 2013
Mr. VEASEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Dr. B.R. Daniels, Sr.
on his 40th anniversary as pastor of Beth-Eden Missionary Baptist
Church. The Church is in my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas and I am
proud to represent this community in Congress. While this year marks
Dr. Daniels' 40th year as pastor of Beth-Eden Missionary Baptist
Church, he also previously served as pastor for nearly 4 years at Saint
John Baptist Church in Avalon, Texas. Combined, Dr. B.R. Daniels has
been ministering to congregations for a total of 44 years.
Pastor Daniels is a native Texan, born in DeKalb, and received his diploma from Marvin Pynes High School. He received a sociology degree from Arlington State College, which is now the University of Texas at Arlington. He also received a degree from the Southern Bible Institute, as well as a masters and Ph.D. from Aspen Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado. His career in education and service began under the ministry of Dr. N.L. Robinson of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas.
Under Dr. Daniels' leadership, the membership of Beth-Eden Missionary Baptist Church has grown from 18 members in 1972, to over 1,500 members today. This growth has been so tremendous that the Church has undertaken and completed a three million dollar building expansion project to house the larger congregation.
As a regional and civic leader, Dr. B.R. Daniels, Sr. has served for 15 years as Moderator of the Northwestern District Baptist Association, various civic leader positions in the City of Fort Worth, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern Bible Institute where he received his undergraduate degree. In addition, Dr. Daniels serves as President at-Large of the Baptist Missionary and Educational State Convention of Texas.
Dr. Daniels has been married to his wife Pamela for 29 years and is the father of 5 children, Tamela Daniels Jones, Carla Daniels Hill, Reverend B.R. Daniels, Jr., Rhonda Daniels, and Lynicia Daniels, who have given Dr. Daniels 8 grandchildren.
I first met Pastor Daniels during my work for former Congressman Martin Frost of Texas and I am proud to call him my friend and represent him in Congress. Pastor Daniels has lived a life of service to people of faith and his community. I ask my colleagues of the 113th Congress to join me in honoring Pastor Daniels on his 40th anniversary as pastor of Beth-Eden Missionary Baptist Church as well as an exemplary life of service.