Josh Daniels is a native of Hancock County in the Necaise Crossing community. He was saved in the fall of 2000 and surrendered to God’s calling of ministry in the summer of 2001 at the BMA of MS Sr. Youth Camp. He was licensed by Community Baptist Church of Poplarville, MS in 2002 and later ordained by Community in 2009.
Josh has served as associate pastor & youth pastor in a few of our BMAA churches. He has served as youth and associate pastor at Community Baptist in Poplarville, MS, Round Prairie Baptist in Fairfield, TX, Campground Baptist in Gulfport, MS, and First Baptist in Taylor, AR. He then served in his first pastorate at Shiloh Baptist Church in Perkinston, MS. During these years of ministry he has ministered through various youth camps, church revivals, D-Now weekends, outreaches, missions, and ministries. He also received a Bachelors and 2 Associates from Southeastern Baptist College in Laurel, MS. Josh now serves as mission pastor of Refuge Baptist Mission in Kiln, MS along his wife and children.
In 2002, Josh married Mary Helen and began their life of ministry together. Mary Helen currently works as a full time tutor for Poplarville Lower Elementary. She serves Refuge Mission through planning, serving, and music ministry where she sings and plays keyboard. They have 3 children, Hannah, Noah, & Sarah who also help serve in various ways in the mission through weekly setup, music ministry, youth ministry, and food service. They just had the blessing of closing on a home in January of 2020 in Kiln, MS in an area they believe will be used for more opportunity to reach others in the community.
“At the beginning stages of planting Refuge Baptist Mission, we hope to continue introducing ourselves to our area and setting a reputation as a church of love and compassion for the lost, broken, & struggling. We’ve all been there at one time or another. As people are acclimated into the ministry of Refuge, we hope to set a simple approach of them: “Knowing God, Growing With Others, & Going Into The World”. The first step being introducing them to Christ, followed by discipleship, and eventually placing them on a service/ministry/outreach team. This is all still in the very early stages of development at this time, but those are the goals and ways that others can pray for us. We’re thankful for the supporting churches and our sending church Midway First Baptist Church of Sumrall, MS and Pastor Blake McCain. We’ve already been amazed at what God has done and how He has met needs in various ways. We are hopeful in Christ and what He can do through this mission effort.