JOSEPH W. DANIELS, JR.
This year, Pastor Daniels celebrates his 30th year as lead pastor at Emory. He is also the founder of the Emory Beacon of Light, Inc. — the mission arm of The Emory Fellowship — and is an adjunct professor at Wesley Theological Seminary. Over the course of his tenure at Emory, Pastor Daniels was one of the co-founders and co-chairs of The Washington Interfaith Network — the largest grassroots social justice organization in the District of Columbia. Pastor Daniels has also conferred with five successive mayors in the Nation’s Capital on matters of community revitalization and economic development. Pastor Daniels is a Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership fellow, a former District Superintendent in the United Methodist Church, and consultant to church and community leaders across the country and the globe. He believes that we can all live a WHOLE life and is an advocate for peace and economic stability for families and communities globally.