Charles J. Daniel is the current Pastor of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Albany NY. He is the eighth Pastor at Mount Calvary. Pastor Daniel was born in Chambers County, Alabama. He was raised in a devout Christian family environment with strong moral values. It was these strong and deep-rooted values that led him to answer his call to the ministry. Knowing at a very young age that he wanted to pastor a church, he made a personal profession of faith in Christ as Lord and Savior and was baptized at the age of 6. At age 15, he began his public ministry at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago IL. Pastor Daniel was publicly ordained into the Gospel ministry in August of 1995. Pastor Daniel hold a Bachelor's of Arts in Social Work from Talladega College. He has also studied at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta Ga. His numerous and diverse speaking opportunities have facilitated his rapid development in both preaching and teaching. His many years of service and ministry provide experience in the fundamental aspects of spiritual leadership.
Pastor Daniel was the pastor of several churches prior to being called to Mount Calvary in 2015. Since coming to Mount Calvary he has led the church through a full facelift of the sanctuary, implemented several new ministries and has collaborated with both State and local governments to host the Annual Back to School Block Party in partnership with the State's largest insurance carrier CDPHP. He is a Nationally Certified Instructor for the Sunday School Publishing Board, Nashville, TN. He serves as Chairman of Home Missions for the Central Hudson Baptist Association and is an instructor for the National Baptist Convention USA. Under his leadership Mount Calvary has experienced phenomenal holistic growth. Pastor Daniel is a charismatic leader and visionary. His magnetic personality, blended with an explosive sermon and expository speaking style continues to draw new members to the church. He is married to his best friend Lady Choyo Wilson-Daniel; together they are raising two beautiful daughters.