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Elder W. R. Daniels, Jr.

Elder Wesley Richard "Dickie" Daniels, Jr., was born in Luling, Texas June 18, 1933. He is the eldest of four children born to W. R. and Ruby (Berry) Daniels. He graduated from Luling High School in 1951. His secular education also include Durham's Business School and Devry's Technical Institute. He joined Bethel Primitive Church and was baptized by Elder S. A. Nite in August 1951. He was married to Crystal Edna Johnson of Moulton, Texas the 4th of June 1954. To their union one daughter and three sons were born.

In 1956 Elder Daniels felt the call to preach and in 1957 began to speak publicly in the name of the Lord.

Elder Daniels was ordained by Bethel Primitive Baptist Church of McMahan, Texas in October 1959. He served Bethel Church for 28 years (Feb 1960 to Feb 1988.) In addition to the Bethel church, Elder Daniels also pastored congregations in Florence, Quemado, Austin, Gonzales, and Nixon, Texas during this period. He served as moderator of the Southwest Texas Association from July 1969 to July 1975.

In October 1959 Elder Daniels began a small electronics business in Luling which he operated for 26 years. Since that time, he has been able to give all of his time to the work of the ministry.

After resigning the care of Bethel church in February 1988, Elder Daniels interest was turned to his home community of Luling, Texas. He began preaching at a local funeral home on Sunday evenings, and after a few months labor was able to reorganize the Luling Primitive Baptist Church (which had ceased meeting) in June of 1988. He was called to pastor the church at its reconstitution and has faithfully served until the present.

Elder Daniels has traveled extensively among the Primitive Baptist throughout his 40 years in the ministry. He has been blessed to travel and preach among our people in the Philippine Islands, and has been instrumental in the growth and strengthening of the churches in that land. His efforts have been primarily centered in the island of Mindanao and he has assisted in the constitution of several churches, the ordination of elders and deacons, and in baptizing converts in that land.

Elder Daniels has been an example for many in his ministry which in recent years has been marked by a clear commitment to labor in the field that God has placed him in. He has not sought after reputation or prestige, but has selflessly committed himself to study, prayer, and preaching the gospel.

Much of Elder Daniels time in recent years has been dedicated to writing and documenting his studies and sharing the wisdom that God has given him. I am thankful that Elder Daniels has consented to placing his writings on this website, and hope that his insight will be as much a blessing to you as it has been to me and to countless others who have looked to Brother Daniels for wisdom, instruction and counsel.

In Christ,

Joseph Weyel

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