Elder Trina L DanielsOur Leading Lady, Elder Trina, lives to encourage others to reach their full potential. She accomplishes this mission in numerous capacities.

At Second Baptist Church, she serves as the Executive Director of Ministries. Acting as a liaison for the Senior Pastor and ministry leaders, she aids in planning and executing ministry in support of the Pastor’s vision. She brings over 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience in communication and training to the church. Her background uniquely equips the church with tools to provide excellence in day-to-day organizational operations. She has developed communication plans, policy and procedural guidelines, and helps the church retain intellectual knowledge.

She also chairs graduate level research in Organizational Leadership at Concordia University in Ann Arbor. She has published scholarly and popular press articles and book chapters on leadership and theological subjects. As an organizational consultant, clients capitalize on her business acumen to address change management projects.

She was licensed to preach the Gospel in 2007 and ordained an Elder in 2010. For seven years, Elder Trina served as Executive Pastor alongside her husband, Dr. Steven J. Daniels, Sr. at Smithfield Baptist Church in Gloucester, VA.

Her academic education includes:

  • Study abroad in Nigeria (1991)
  •  Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia (1993)
  • Master of Science from Cornell University (1997)
  • Master of Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University (2006)
  • Doctorate of Philosophy from Regent University (2014)

God blessed Elder Trina to marry her best friend Dr. Steven J. Daniels, Sr. and mother three children: Davion, Yhasman, and Steven II. Her family gives her many reasons to praise God. Truly, God has done exceedingly abundant above all she could ask or think. She holds firm to Philippians 1:6 which encourages confidence that God who began the good work will perform it until Christ Jesus returns.

Reach her at:

  • eldertrina@sbcannarbor.com
  • 734-663-9369, ext 108