Bio – Rev. Maurice Daniels, Sr.

Rev. Maurice S. Daniels, Sr. was born and raised in Alexandria, VA. He attended the Alexandria and Fairfax County Public School Systems. Throughout his childhood, he was greatly involved in activities geared towards youth development and athletics.

As a graduate of Annandale High School in 1995, he was awarded an athletic scholarship to The Pennsylvania State University to play football. While at Penn State, in 1996, Rev. Daniels was lead to Christ by members of the football team and God’s calling over his life began to unveil itself. At the University, Rev. Daniels joined the Gospel Ensemble, became a member of Campus Crusades for Christ (a.k.a Faith In Action), traveled the State of Pennsylvania

In 2001, Rev. Daniels relocated to New Jersey in pursuit of purpose and direction for his life. His educational background enabled him to find employment in the Financial Industry and his spiritual background enabled him to trust God. In that same year, Rev. Daniels joined the Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church under Rev. Dr. George W. Maize, III, was baptized, and received the call to preach on December 31, 2001 during the Watch-night service. Today, his trial sermon’s theme, “Your Consistency is Your Destiny” serves as his motto and his favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”

At Metropolitan, Rev. Daniels met his wife of 15 years, Sis. Johnsilynn Maize-Daniels. They are blessed with their son, Maurice Steven Daniels, Jr. .

Rev. Daniels earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Management (Penn State University – 1999), a M.B.A with a concentration in Logistics (Penn State University – 2000) and is completing his Master’s of Divinity from the New York Theological Seminary.

Rev. Daniels pastoral ministry begin in July 2009 at the New St. Mark A.M.E Zion Church (Westwood, NJ). In May 2011, he was appointed to the St. Thomas A.M.E Zion Church (Somerville, NJ) where he served for 5 years. In 2016, he was appointed to “The Church with a glad heart and a helping hand”, The St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church, (Cliffwood, NJ) where he now serves the Lord and His people.