Our Pastor

Bishop-Elect Howard A. Daniel Sr.

A native of Sidney, Ohio; Howard Daniel Sr. was born on October 21st to James and Almeda Daniel.  After completing high school he received a Division I athletic scholarship for football from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Here he obtained his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Mass Communication with the aspirations of becoming a major television producer.  However, unknown to him, God was preparing him for a greater calling. 


On January 25, 1992 he repented of his sins and asked the Lord to come into his life. Excited about what he calls his “second chance at life.”  Brother Daniel became a passionate student of the word of God.  He rapidly grew in the Lord and was blessed to become a Sunday School teacher and local minister at the House of Prayer: Mt. Zion Holy Union Church of God under the leadership of Elder Claude Johnson.  On August 22, 1992, Brother Daniel was united in Holy Matrimony to the “peach in his cobbler”, Ms. Tina M. Pence of Sidney, Ohio.


 In the short span of 3 years, the now, Minister Daniel was recruited for employment by Pratt & Whitney of  East Hartford, CT.  Little did he know it was all a part of God’s master plan.  On June 5, 1995 he, his wife and their son Howard II moved to Connecticut.  It was in Connecticut where Minster Daniel became a member of Greater Refuge Church of Christ, under the spiritual guidance of Presiding Bishop Arlonzo Boswell Sr.  In an effort to support one of the youngest ministries of the Church of the Apostolic Doctrine (C.A.D.), Elder Daniel was lead by God in January 1997 to support Elder Lamar Belcher, Pastor of The Anointed Tabernacle of Jesus Christ.


While faithfully serving under Pastor Belcher for 14 years, Elder Daniel with Evangelist Daniel by his side jointly supported the ministry as the Youth Shepherds and Co-Presidents of the Marriage Ministry. They were also credited with facilitating several successful fundraisers for the ministry.  Over the 14 years, Elder Daniel served as a member of the Board of Trustees, Clergy Staff, Broadcast Ministry President, Sunday School Staff, Brotherhood, Adult Choir, Youth Shepherd and Protocol Coordinator.


In November of 2010 the Lord spoke to elder Daniel it was time for him to began the ministry which had been prophesied to him in 1992.  On January 2, 2011, the Upper Room Christian Center with an initial commitment of seven souls held its very first service with an attendance of 42.  His personal commitment is to love God’s people the way God himself does.  Since the first service, God has manifested himself through miracles, saving of souls, church growth and much more. The motto of this great growing ministry is “Ministering Healing to the Hurting.”


Pastor Howard and Evangelist Tina Daniel currently reside with their three children, Howard II, Alandra and TiShara in Vernon, CT.  Their passion for souls and marriages has been birth through the personal experiences they gladly share wherever the Lord leads.   Pastor Daniel’s favorite scriptures are Psalms 34:1 and I John 3:8.


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