FIRST BAPTIST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHA National Historic Landmark - "To Know Him and to Make Him Known"

Our Staff

REV. GEORGE W. DANIELS
Senior Pastor

A native of Donaldsonville, Georgia Rev. Daniels accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at age ten.  He later accepted his call into the ministry in January 1973 and was ordained in August of the same year. He graduated from Alabama State University and began a career in teaching with the Chicago Public Schools that spanned thirteen years. He later attended DePaul University and earned his Masters of Divinity from Northern Theological Seminary.

He served as Assistant Pastor of First Baptist Congregational Church of Chicago for thirty years and on March 23, 2003, he was elected to succeed retiring pastor, Dr. Arthur D. Griffin as senior pastor.

Reverend Daniels, being a philosophical teacher in his own right served over forty years as a civic and spiritual leader. He currently serves as:

Ministerial Staff

DONALD L. SMITH
Assistant Pastor of Ministries

VALERIE RILEY
Assistant Pastor of Christian Education

GAIL RICE
Associate Pastor of Worship

CLIFFORD WILLIAMS
Associate Pastor of Outreach

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Officers

FRED YOUNG
Deacon Board Chairperson

PAT YOUNG
Deaconess Board Chairperson

THOMAS MARKS
Trustee Board Chairman

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Administration

CHRIS. L. GRIFFIN
Assistant Pastor of Administration

DANIEL JONES
Associate Pastor of Operations

JANNIE EVANS
Church Treasurer

IDA VINSON
Church Secretary

WANDA WASHINGTON
Public Relations

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