CHurch History

Pastor Herbert W. Coe, Pastor

In 1871 St. Daniels began her ministry in Pearl Alley between the corners of Tilghman St. and Central Ave. It later relocated to it's present location at 4th and Edwards Street.

Ministries grew as the needs of the community increased.  In 1956 the F. D. Jones Center was added which offered many community oriented programs.

St. Daniels has served continuously for more than 140 years and remains vibrant and relevant to the needs of it's community.

The Vision Statement

Being Transformed to Transform Others

St. Daniels UMC is called by God to be an inwardly transformed congregation through the Word, and empowered by the Holy Spirit through prayer, to be an outwardly transforming organism within its community.

"Transforming Lives; Transforming Communities" Romans 12:1-2

I appeal to you therefore brothers and sisters, because of God's great mercies, that you offer yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual act of worship.  Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind.  So that you may be able to discern and know the will of God, which is good and acceptable, and is perfect and pleasing to Him.

The Mission Statement

St. Daniels UMC is called by God to bring persons into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, to build persons up in the Christian Faith, empowering them to live victorious and productive lives, and send them back into their community and the world to serve others.

Matthew 28:19-20
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.