Gerald W. McDaniel was born on June 26, 1954 in Pavo, Georgia. He was saved September 22, 1974 and called to preach on October 19, 1975. He was married in August of 1976 to Julie Kaye Ferguson of Covington, Indiana. They have four children. Joanna, a preacher’s wife. Josiah, a preacher. Jonathan, a policeman. Joy, a preacher’s wife. Gerald has an associate’s degree in Engineering from Moultrie Technical College in Moultrie, Georgia. He has a bachelor’s degree from a combination of Hyles Anderson College and Heritage Baptist College both in Indiana and a master’s degree from Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Georgia. Gerald has been a Pastor or Associate Pastor for over 40 years.