Reverend Stan McDaniel
Rev. Stan McDaniel was appointed to The First United Methodist Church in Somerville, TN in June, 2013.
As an Ordained Elder and member of the Memphis Conference, Reverend McDaniel has served Bolivar First United Methodist, Lexington First United Methodist, Pleasant Valley United Methodist among other churches in the Memphis Conference (which consists of West Tenn. and West Ky.). Rev. McDaniel began his ministry as a student pastor at Bandana, Ky. and attended Murray State University, where he graduated in 1985, with a Bachelor Degree in History. From there, along with his spouse, Merle, and their 3 sons, Steven, Kelly and Christopher, Stan moved to Atlanta, Georgia so he could attend seminary at Candler School of Theology in Emory University, While studying at Candler, he was ordained as a Deacon in The United Methodist Church in 1987 and received his Master of Divinity in 1988. He was ordained an Elder in Full Connection in 1990.
Stan grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, specifically in the community of Frayser, and graduated from Frayser High School. He was baptized in 1973 at The Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Shelby Forest and started on the road as a Baptized Christian and a member of that church, the first and only church of which he was a member.
(I have appreciated the many ways Somerville church has welcomed Merle and me and have worked together in the missions, ministries, (in the ways we minister to the town and county) and the worship opportunities that the church offers. I also appreciate the ways the church staff works together with me in all aspects of the church. I am excited about continuing our working partnerships in the future. Rev. Stan)