Oregon Northwest Jurisdiction

About Bishop Daniels

Bishop Daniels headshotJurisdictional Prelate

Bishop H.B. Daniels, Jr. is the eldest of five children of the late Bishop H.B. Daniels, Sr. and Msn. Jessie M. Daniels. He is a native of Portland, Oregon. He accepted Christ as his Lord and savior at the age of thirteen and was filled with the Holy Ghost under the leadership of his father Bishop H.B. Daniels, Sr. He excelled in the Portland Public School system, graduating from Franklin High School and was recognized as one of the “Outstanding Young Men of America” in 1974. Bishop Daniels attended the University of Oregon, University of Portland and Liberty Home Bible Institute at Liberty University. He graduated from Portland State with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Administration.  Bishop Daniels continued his post-baccalaureate educational development studying in the disciplines of psychology, counseling, leadership and divinity.

Bishop  Daniels accepted the call to preach the gospel and was ordained to the Full Gospel Ministry in 1976 by his father Bishop H.B. Daniels, Sr. During this time, Bishop Daniels develop and honed his leadership skills by serving the Jurisdiction in the following capacities; District Superintendent, Executive Secretary, and First Administrative Assistant. Bishop Daniels is gifted with a unique ministry of speaking and ministry in song, Bishop Daniels is also a skilled guitar player and organist. 

Bishop Daniels was installed as pastor of Daniels Memorial Church of God in Christ in April 1992. He deems it an esteemed honor and great privilege to serve as pastor of the Daniels Memorial where his father served as pastor until his demise. Bishop Daniels encourages the congregation and others to get to know God and develop a pure and holy relationship with Jesus Christ. His continual aspiration is to minister to all people regardless of race, creed or gender. Faith and experience have brought Bishop Daniels  where he is today.

Daniels Memorial experienced three transitions in regards to the name of the church. The original name of the church was Mt. Calvary, but was renamed Greater Mt. Calvary by the late Bishop W.L. McKinney in 1949. Bishop Daniels renamed the church Daniels Memorial in honor of his father, Bishop H.B. Daniels, Sr. in 1992. Bishop Daniels was elevated to Jurisdictional Prelate of the Oregon Northwest Jurisdiction in 2004; Bishop W.W. Hamilton presided over the installation service held at Daniels Memorial C.O.G.I.C.

Bishop Daniels was employed for more than 24 years as a security director with Providence Hospital and was instrumental in the success and expansion of multi-million dollar construction projects. In 1994, he was listed in the “Who’s, Who’s”, for his accomplishments in the field of Hospital Security and Law Enforcement.

Bishop Daniels received an award on behalf of the Portland Public Schools for his involvement in Neighborhood Clean-up days in 2004, and in 2006 he participated in the process of renaming Portland Blvd after Civil Rights icon, Rosa Parks. The street is now known as Rosa Parks Way. He is a Bishop that is active and concerned about the livability of the church and community where he serve and has joined forces with governemnt and  community leaders to help revitalize the neighborhood. He was instrumental in the closure of several drug-infested homes. His actions awarded him a commendation from then Mayor of Portland, Oregon, Vera Katz. One of those closures resulted in a home he eventually purchased next door to the church.

Bishop Daniels has been married to Lady Virginia Daniels for 54 years. They have four children, three grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.