REV. DANIEL NELSON BECAME THE PASTOR of Waterville Baptist Church in July 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Church Music from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, a master’s degree in Theology, and a Master of Divinity from Bob Jones Seminary. Daniel grew up in Mackinaw City, Michigan, and met his wife Rachel in college. They married in 2007 and now have four children: Elijah (born 2011), Cadence (born 2012), Aria (born 2015), and Celesta (born 2017). Both Daniel and Rachel grew up in the homes of pastors and are excited to be at Waterville Baptist Church. Daniel enjoys a variety of activities including officiating ice hockey, making hardwood furniture, and reading.

Daniel’s desire is that people would know the Lord personally and affectionately. Since God has revealed Himself in the written word of God, Daniel’s philosophy of ministry places a priority on the precise, systematic exposition of Scripture—so that people will know Him.