Baptist Mission Center
Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Rev. Robert Daniel,
Interim Director of Missions
Robert A. Daniel serves as the Director of Missions for the Big Creek, Central Louisiana, and North Rapides Baptist Associations. Robert had served as pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Colfax, Louisiana, from 2004, until he assumed the Director of Missions position on August 1, 2009. Robert is truly a man with a heart for associations and churches. He is a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Big Creek Association, he works in Alexandria, LA, at the associational office which is located in the North Rapides Association area, and he lives in    Woodworth, LA, an area of the Central Louisiana Baptist Association. As Director of Missions, Robert has tirelessly visited the services of most of the 92 associational churches in a determined effort to build a strong rapport with the pastors and peoples these dynamic SBC congregations. His passionate belief is that this composite group of churches, working together, can have a far greater influence for God’s kingdom than could the same churches working independently of each other.
Robert and Linda Joyce Williamson Baird were married on December 30, 2011. In His providence, God drew these two widowed persons together as husband and wife and has blessed them with a wonderfully happy marriage. Previously, Robert was married for 39 years to Trudy, who passed away on April 29, 2010, after a three year battle with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Robert is the father of two children. Wendy is married to the Reverend Kirkland M. Jones, pastor of Fellowship Church in Prairieville, Louisiana. Wendy and Kirk have three children: Daniel, Melanie, and Kara. Brian is married to Jessica Whitten Daniel, who is a Registered Nurse specializing in surgical procedures. Brian and Jessica have one child, daughter Meredith. They live in Houston, Texas, where Brian is completing the final stages of a Master of Divinity degree which will be through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Robert’s ministry journey has included the following positions: Minister of Education at Alpine First Baptist Church in Pineville, Louisiana, Pastor at First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Louisiana, Pastor at Twin Bridges Baptist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana, and pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Colfax, Louisiana. Additionally, since 1999, Daniel has served as the Seminary Extension Director and as an Instructor at the Seminary Extension Center of the Baptist Mission Center. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Louisiana State University at Shreveport (1978), and a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1997), and has subsequently completed 26 hours of doctoral studies, also at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  
Bro. Robert retired as Director of Missions on October 31, 2017.  He is now the Interim Director of Missions of Big Creek, Central Louisiana and North Rapides.

Mrs. Jill Lewis, Administrative Assistant  
Jill serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Missions for the Big Creek, Central Louisiana, and North Rapides Baptist Associations.  
Jill is married to Trey Lewis, Pastor of New Prospect Baptist Church. Trey and Jill have two married children and five grand-daughters.