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A welcome reception is planned on Sunday, January 26, at 1 p.m., for the Rev. Willie L. McDaniel, the new pastor of Curry Temple C.M.E. Church, 322 West Rosecrans Avenue in Compton.
Ordained in 1984 as an elder, Pastor McDaniel has led several C.M.E. parishes including Carter Temple in Dallas, TX; Central Metropolitan in Jacksonville, FL; and St. Stephen in Fairfield, CA. Locally, he served as pastor at Amos Temple in Riverside, Warren Chapel in San Pedro, and St. Mark in Los Angeles.
Pastor McDaniel earned a Bachelor’s degree at Southern University, Master’s degree at CSU – Dominguez and completed doctoral studies at Trinity Theological Seminary. Among his awards and honors are Northern California Pastor of the Year in 2002 and Southern California Pastor of the Year in 1996.
A member of the Public Administrator’s Honor Society, Pastor McDaniel worked more than 20 years as a municipal executive in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas. He is married to Mrs. Patricia Rowe McDaniel and they are the parents of two adult children.
For information on the reception, call Dorothy McMillan at (310) 631-5265.