This is the keynote from Dr. Joe Daniels at the 2015 Navigating Change Conference.
REV. DR. JOSEPH W. DANIELS III
District Superintendent of the Greater Washington District of the Baltimore-Washington Conference & Lead Pastor, Emory United Methodist Church
Dr. Joseph W. Daniels, Jr. is a husband, father, pastor, author, prophetic imaginer and leader of a Relevant, Enthusiastic, Authentic and Loving church movement. Joe has dedicated his life to growing the kingdom of God. He is currently doing so in two roles: as the District Superintendent of the Greater Washington District of the Baltimore-Washington Conference (since July 2013) and as Lead Pastor at Emory United Methodist Church (since July 1992). During his leadership at Emory, the congregation has grown from an average of 55 people in weekly worship attendance to over 400 every Sunday. Emory seeks to be a “Real Church for Real People” and has been acknowledged numerous times for its role in changing lives and changing communities. The church has been awarded the “Kim Jefferson Northeast Jurisdictional Award” for effective urban ministry representing the United Methodist Church and has been selected as one of the 25 Congregational Resource Centers in the “Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century” effort of the United Methodist Church.
As a sought after speaker, preacher, mentor and author, Joe inspires and equips others to see the possibilities God has for them and their communities. To that end he has written two books: Begging for REAL Church (2009) and The Power of REAL (2011). He has been happily married to Madelyn since 1985; they are the proud parents of two young adults, Joia and Joey.