On Sunday, October 25, 2015, Hilton Baptist Church welcomed Pastor Daniel Brown as our new pastor. Pastor Dan and his wife, Karen, relocated to Hilton from Allentown, Pennsylvania. Pastor Dan is a Western New York native having grown up in Lockport, New York. During High School, Pastor Dan’s family moved to Newfane, New York where his family has remained. Pastor Dan attended Niagara County Community College and then attended SUNY Fredonia where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in History. After college, he acquired a Master’s of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Pastor Dan received his local American Baptist ordination through his home church in Newfane.
Pastor Dan’s background is diverse having served as both an Associate Pastor and Pastor in separate churches along with spending time in secular employment in a senior living facility. While working with the seniors, Pastor Dan found a renewed sense of joy, purpose and direction, and reaffirmed his eagerness to live, serve, and do Christ’s work.
After a year as Wesley United Methodist Church’s Minister of Discipleship, Pastor Dan’s gift for leading others and connecting with the youth was recognized and Pastor Dan was asked to take on the role of Youth Pastor. In that role, Pastor Dan led a team of 6 youth leaders and ministered to over 20 teenagers.
Pastor Dan has shared that he is passionate about his faith, loves his wife deeply, and finds great enjoyment in personal study and reflection. His hobbies include playing the guitar, being outdoors with his dog, watching a hockey game, photography, reading a good book, spending time with friends, taking a hike with his wife or listening to his favorite musicians which include Neil Diamond and the band Skillet.
We are excited to begin this next phase of our ministry with Pastor Daniel Brown and invite the community to join us at worship any Sunday at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m., 50 Lake Avenue, Hilton, NY.