John is a transformational pastor, church planter and social entrepreneur, who has also traveled in several states preaching and teaching revivals, seminars and workshops on church planting, life coaching, innovation, navigating change, healing ministries, and marriage enrichment. John has consulted over 250 churches in the area of church growth, birthing new churches and services, leadership development and healing ministries.
In addition to being a UMC pastor, he is President/CEO of Theresa’s Twists and founder of drjdaniels.com. He is authored several books including Grace Full Healing, Grace Full Healing The Manual and Looking For Larry. John also loves to write poetry and song lyrics, and is an artist.
He holds undergraduate degrees in Business and Psychology from Muskingum Tech and Ohio University; M.Div. from United Theological Seminary; and earned his Doctorate from Ashland Theological Seminary. He has also studied at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Asbury Theological Seminary, Methodist Theological Seminary, Center for Parish Development, Nehemiah Institute, and the New Church Start Academy, and the Church Planting Boot Camp. He has been a recipient of the Denman Evangelism Award in the West Ohio Conference UMC. As an ordained Elder, he has served in the West Ohio UMC Conference on the Board of Ordained Ministry, and Church Planting Teams. John transferred to serve the TN Conference due to begin a non-profit business for his daughter Theresa. (theresastwists.com)
John and his wife Jody were high school sweethearts. Jody has undergraduate degrees in nursing and elementary education and her Masters in Special Education. John and Jody have done marriage enrichment seminars together called Fit To Be Tied. Jody is also a gifted teacher and preacher and has experience as Director of Discipleship Ministries.
They have three grown children Abbey and husband Greg Moore , Theresa (theresastwists.com), and John Wesley Daniels. His hobbies include hiking, walking, golfing, basketball, landscaping, and shopping when his wife makes him do it.