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Senior Pastor

Daniel Dagan

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PASTOR DANIEL E. DAGAN’S BIO

 

FAMILY

Blessed to marry the woman I love on December 16, 1995. Since then the Lord has given us three handsome, happy, healthy and loving sons: Zachary, Jacob and Alexander. God has been so good to me. I AM VERY THANKFUL.

 

EDUCATION

PLANT CITY HIGH SCHOOL, Plant City, Florida

Diploma:  May 1990

UNIVERSITY LOUISIANA OF MONROE, Monroe, Louisiana

Received a full football scholarship to attend school at this university. This is a Division I mid-major football program.

Diploma:  Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.  May 1998

Masters work about half completed.

 

MINISTERIAL EDUCATION

I had a heavy focus of world religion and philosophy during my undergraduate studies. Additionally, I was privileged to study under two of the great Apostolic Pentecostal teachers of our day: the late George C. Coleman and Elder Fred J. Foster. I spent over ten years studying and preparing to Pastor God’s good people.

 

MINISTERIAL EXPERIENCE AND RELATED

Outreach Director and member of the Pastoral Staff at THE PENTECOSTALS of the Twin Cities in West Monroe, Louisiana. This was under Pastor Mark Foster’s leadership. I was responsible for overseeing all activities reaching out into the community as well as assimilating all newcomers to the church.  Also includes assisting Pastor in some secondary pastoral duties.  2/98 – 10/02

Outreach Director and Assistant Pastor at the Lighthouse Apostolic Church in Monroe, Louisiana. Assisted Pastor Alvin Walker in various duties such as leading a team of people in reaching out into the community as well as assimilating all newcomers.  Received extensive leadership training with John Maxwell’s “In-Joy Club” Leadership Materials.  5/91-1/98

I was a scholarship member of the University Louisiana of Monroe football team.  This opportunity provided me with a good opportunity to learn teamwork, communication, goal setting, and prioritizing.  It was during this time (05/08/91) I was saved and begin to walk with the Lord. 1990-1994

I was also employed up until recently by CATERPILLAR heavy equipment dealers in Louisiana and Florida from 1994 to 2015.  I filled a number of position in the parts, service and sales departments. 

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2002 – 2000                Eastside Christian Academy (Part-time Chaplin for grades 7-12)

2000 – 1998                Haven Nursing Home (Chaplin)

2000 – 1995                Various Public High Schools (Mentor / Big Brother / Speaker)

1995 – 1991                Various Elementary and Junior High Schools (Mentor / Big Brother / Speaker)

1994– 1991                 Campus Ministry (Vice President)

1991 – Current           Neighborhood Care Group (Leader and Organizer)

1991 – Current           Hospital Visitation

1991 Current          Jail Visitation

2012 - Current            

Charlotte County Sheriff's Department Chaplain, Charlotte County Jail Chaplain and Teacher, Charlotte County Commissioners Prayer Leader, Lemon Bay High School volunteer coach and chaplain, Volunteer at Glen Allen Elementary

 POSITIONS HELD WITHIN THE UPCI, Florida District

2005 to 2007         Sectional Sunday School Leader

2008 to 2011         Sectional Youth Leader

2012 to 2015         Sectional NAM Leader

2016 to 2017         District NAM Promotions Director

2017 to Present    Presbyter Section Eleven

 

MINISTERIAL SKILLS

Relates well to all people regardless of their race or economic standing in society.

Strong organizational and leadership abilities.

Experienced at all areas of North American Pastoral ministry (preaching, teaching, counseling, weddings, bereavement services, baby dedications, baptisms, home bible study teaching, altar working, hospital ministry, children-youth and family ministry, church administration and related). Has authored of a couple different "bible study" books, one being "Growing by Grace" (a study in personal holiness). This is currently listed on the Pentecostal Publishing House website for resale. 




First Lady

DaVida Dagan

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Worship Leader

Zachary Dagan

(941)830-3999



Children's Ministry Leaders

Luie & Jacqueline Arroyo

(941)445-7620
  • Director over children, teen, and toddler classes
  • Hope Kids Wednesday Night Church 
  • Hope Kids Park Outreach
  • Vacation Bible School (VBS)
  • Children's Takeover Services



Media, Adult Sunday School Teacher

Ken & Cindy Bowen

(239)246-5597



Outreach Director

Joseph Douglas Jr

(941)284-9830



Teen Class Teacher (Ages 12 -17)

Laura Donnelly

(941)276-7178



Children Sunday School Teacher (Ages 7 - 11)

Amber Douglas




Children Sunday School Teacher (Ages 7 - 11)

Masani Blake




Toddler Sunday School Teacher Ages (4 - 7) & Nursery

Sherry Mathews

(941)809-5689



Hyphen Leaders (18-35, Single)

Robert and Angela Knight

(941)276-7178

This group meets every other Wednesday during our mid week service. They also try to do one social/fun activity each month. The Florida District has annual Hyphen events. This group also tries to attend NAYC, Section 11 youth rallies and such. 




Maintenance

Douglas Davidson




Grounds Maintenance

Leon Blake




 
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