Service Times

8:30 AM Sunday School/New Members
9:30 AM Divine Worship

12:00 PM & 7:00 PM Bible Study
6:00 PM New Members Classes
Church Hours
Office Hours
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Phone: 651.487.4092
Fax: 651.489.4339
North Campus
501 West Lawson Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55117

Phone: 651.487.4092
Fax: 651.489.4339

Email Us:

Click on Map for Custom Directions

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church is a group of baptized believers who believe in the Triune God. One God with three personalities: God the Father, God the Son (Word) and God the Holy Spirit. These three personalities are also called the Godhead.  -1 John 5:7


The word “bible” does not occur in the Bible. It comes from the Greek word “biblia” (books), which means a collection of books. The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is called the revelation of God. It is the act of God whereby He gives us knowledge about Himself and His work that we could not otherwise have known.
It was written by human authors under the direct supervision and supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. When they were writing the Word of God, no mistakes were included. God has made it very clear that He is speaking through this Book. It is a book that communicates life to you.
We are a church that is dedicated to God’s Word. We believe that God is immutable which is unchangeable (Hebrews 6:18) and the written Word of God is His authority, will and purpose for humanity. And the Word of God is not to be compromised because of a changing society. 


As believers of Christ, it is very important and essential that you know who He is. Your faith, salvation and your eternal security rests upon – who He is. Too many Christians have accepted Him as their Lord and Savior, but do not know who He is. The definition of Christianity is accepting Him as both Lord and Savior.
“I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” -John 8:24
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”  -Romans 10:9 


“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9
Nothing shows the grace of God so much as the fact that God provided for our salvation even though we were dead in sin. Salvation is wrapped up in Jesus Christ. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” -John 14:6
The nature of man is sinful and contrary to God’s will. God offered us an escape plan. He did not have to, but He did because He loved us, and He wanted to. That is “grace” and that is what saved us from eternal Judgment. 


Man was created to live forever. He will live forever in one or two places. Man will either dwell with God in Heaven, through the forgiveness of his sins and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, or he will exist forever in Hell, eternally separated from God. To receive Jesus into one’s heart produces salvation that will guarantee that the believer will spend eternity in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are the only places of eternal existence.  -Psalm 9:17; Daniel 12:2; Luke 16:19-31; Revelation 20:15 


1) God the Father is God the author, the originator of all that exist. It was in His mind, first, that all took shape.
2) God the Son, our Savior is God the artist, the Creator of all that exist. He brought into being all that had been originally formulated in His Father’s mind.
3) God the Holy Spirit is God the agent who presents these facts to both our mind and our spiritual understanding so that they become both real and relative to us as individuals.

The Mission of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church is to reproduce in others what Jesus has produced in us: FAITH, FAMILY, OBEDIENCE, GROWTH, AUTHORITY, COMPASSION, LOVE, and a TRUTHFULLY BOLD message as His witnesses.
Jesus specified that we are to baptize disciples in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. It is our evangelistic task of Shiloh to bring those who identify with the world into a new identification, as children of God, as brothers and sisters of the Messiah.
Our Mission is to bring people to a point where they see themselves differently, because they have become different through the transforming work of God’s grace.

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

-Matthew 28:19-20

May 13, 1967

Dr. John Francis Williams conceived Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on May 13, 1967. He and a group of conscientious and dedicated Christians met to formally begin plans for the formation of an organism that was to grow, both physically and spiritually. Shiloh received her name on May 15, 1967 Minnesota on November 30, 1967. Shiloh took up residence at 860 Hague Ave., formally known as Midwest Tabernacle, on May 21, 1967.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church evolved out of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with a membership of 60 individuals. Dr. Williams became the Pastor elect. He served and led Shiloh to higher heights during his two years and ten months tenure at Shiloh. Under his pastoral leadership, Shiloh’s membership grew steadily, forming a strong root system. Shiloh began affiliations with Progressive Baptist Convention in March 1968 and into the Minnesota State Convention in April 1969. On March 15, 1970, he resigned his post.


During the period of April 6, 1970 through May 8, 1971, Rev. C.S. Jones served as the interim pastor, while greatly holding the church together (yet in its crawling stage).
On May 8, 1971, Rev. Robert Porter of Kansas City, Kansas accepted the call to pastor Shiloh. Under Pastor Porter’s leadership, the church began to grow again and had great success in training youth and young adults through its Baptist Training Union (BTU) and Sunday School programs. In 1972, Shiloh became a part of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Shiloh also helped support a mission station for poor children in Haiti. Other programs established during the tenure of Pastor Porter were the On-Site Hot Meals Program, The Fair Share Program, and The Release Time Program. Pastor Porter continually encouraged Shiloh to try to become a 100% tithing church. The last payment was made on the building in September 1988.  To celebrate this occasion, a mortgage burning ceremony was held. Reverend Porter led Shiloh for 17 plus years before accepting another call in September 1988.

December 15, 1988

December 15, 1988, Rev. Willie Hudson accepted the call to pastor Shiloh after serving as interim pastor for a brief period. He became the third pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Hudson, the Nurture for Baptist Convention (NBC) was implemented. The National Baptist Convention supported this program. Shiloh was the first Baptist church in the Twin Cities to implement the NBC program. Membership in the Minnesota State Convention was reactivated and Shiloh became an active participant.
Shiloh experienced continued growth and stability during this period.   As the church continued to grow, Shiloh also continued its active support in many missionary endeavors, including the United Negro College Fund, Union Gospel Mission and the On-Site Feeding Program. Reverend Hudson resigned his post in October 1990.
The baton was passed on to Rev. Carl Walker, with the charge to carry on in the interim until June 1991, at which time the church elected Rev. Steve Daniels, Jr.  Reverend Daniels accepted the charge to move forward and was installed as the fourth pastor in Shiloh’s then 24-year history on August 18, 1991.

August 18, 1991

Under Pastor Daniels’ leadership, Shiloh has grown tremendously and many new souls have united with us and many have given their lives over to Christ.  The sanctuary, education wing, dining hall and kitchen at 860 Hague were all remodeled and two 15-passenger vans have been purchased.  The Junior Church was re-established, a nursery was organized, a prayer line was developed, daily prayer services were held, a media ministry was established, 8:00 AM worship services and Wednesday noonday Bible Study were also added.  As a part of our missionary and outreach endeavors, Shiloh began aired radio broadcasts on February 4, 1996 on KSGS 950 AM.  This broadcast served as an effort to reach lost and brokenhearted souls via the airwaves to those who could not and/or may not have attended church.  Also, in May 2005, Shiloh launched a newly revamped website.
The free On-Site Feeding Program, which originally just provided meals on Sundays for local college students was expanded to Tuesday and Thursday; and has now evolved into its current Monday through Friday schedule and provides meals to the community at large.  A foreign mission ministry was established in an effort to provide aid to our sister church in Monrovia, Liberia.  Pastor Daniels continues to add new ministries to assist in doing God’s work both inside the church and in the community, as well as to feed our souls spiritually, physically and personally.  Some of these ministries include the Women of the Word, Men Standing for Christ, Young Adult, Youth, ImPossible Young Men’s Ministry, Health and Wellness, Higher Learning, Community Resource and Evangelism.

July 2007

In 2003, The Urban Partnership & Community Development Center (UPCDC) was formed, which provides outreach programs and services to our senior citizen community.   Also in November of 2003, we closed on the land at 501 West Lawson Avenue in St. Paul, which is where the newly built edifice of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church sits.  Pastor Daniels encouraged each of us to “Become the Vision” and that vision has been realized in our beautiful new church home.  Since our “Grand Opening Celebration Weekend” in July 2007, we have had gospel concerts, CD releases, a community blood drive, a mural unveiling, a community fun festival, evangelized to the community, a cornerstone unveiling, as well as received several new members into our congregation.  We continue our work as we lift up the name of Jesus Christ.
Under the leadership and vision of Shiloh’s man of God, Pastor Steve Daniels, Jr., many more projects are being planned, including Phase II of our building project and capital campaign.  We believe that God is still blessing us and will guide and strengthen us as we go forth in His name.
Pastor Daniels has worked to rebuild unity and Christian fellowship amongst the congregation and helped to refocus Shiloh on our true purpose… Kingdom building!!


Reverend Dr. Steve Daniels, Jr. is a native of West Point, MS. Since his calling to the ministry in 1985, Pastor Daniels has dedicated his life to preaching and teaching the Word of God. Pastor Daniels is the former pastor of Miller’s Chapel and the Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church of Louisville and Starkville, MS respectively. He was pastor in Mississippi for six years prior to his calling to his present church, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Saint Paul, MN. 

While in West Point, Pastor Daniels attended M. & I Bible College. Later he earned a B.A. degree in Religious Education from Tennessee Baptist School of Religion in Memphis, TN. He then decided to do further study at Bethel Theological Seminary in Saint Paul, MN. On October 19, 2013, Pastor Daniels received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree and Board of Regents Induction to St. Thomas Christian University – Twin Cities.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church has grown immensely under Pastor Daniels’ leadership. Some indications of growth include: 1) an increase to over 3,000 active members; 2) the creation of over 45 ministries; 3) two Gospel Choir recordings and one recording and CD release by Pastor Daniels himself; 4) the acquisition of 3.5 acres of land of which the new home of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church now occupies.
In addition to leading his congregation, Pastor Daniels travels all across the country preaching the profound gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Daniels’ ministry extends beyond American soil. In 1997, he led a pilgrimage to the Holy Land where he preached in Jerusalem. He has also been invited to Nigeria and to Haiti. In February of 2001, he was invited to preach in Monrovia, Liberia by then Pastor Reverend Rudolph Marsh of the Immanuel Baptist Church. In addition to preaching, Pastor Daniels had the opportunity to meet with the Liberian people and with various government officials. As a result of that visit, Pastor Daniels established a Foreign Mission Ministry, where Shiloh is the sponsor church for Immanuel Baptist Church, which is now Pastored by Rev. Chedegar Joe Morgan, Jr. The Ministry organized a drive to help aid the Liberian people by sending hundreds of supplies, clothing, medicine, books, tools, etc. to Liberia in June of 2001 and August of 2002. Financial aid to Monrovia continues to be an ongoing mission of Pastor Daniels and the members of Shiloh.
Pastor Daniels is the former President of the Minnesota State Baptist Congress. Prior to this appointment, Pastor Daniels was the Evangelism instructor for the Minnesota State Baptist Convention and the President of the Pastor’s Conference of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN. He is also a former board member of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. In July of 1997, Pastor Daniels hosted the National Evangelism Board in a workshop conducted by the late Dr. E. J. Jones and the late Dr. Manuel L. Scott, Sr. This was the first National Baptist Convention work ever done by the Minnesota State Baptist Convention. As a result, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., under Dr. William J. Shaw’s leadership, was held in the Twin Cities in September 2001. Pastor Daniels was the Co-Chairman of the Host Committee and preached in Late Night Service.
Pastor Daniels was a board member of the International Foreign Ministries Board, along with Dr. Pat Robertson of the 700 Club and Bishop John Gimenez of the Rock Church. In September of 2002, the late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota invited Pastor Daniels to Capital Hill. He participated in a Senate Democratic Steering Committee meeting of African American religious leaders from across the nation. They discussed key budget priorities of issues affecting the African American and inter-religious communities, including education, healthcare, affordable housing, reauthorization of social services and faith-based programs.
Pastor Daniels has received many accolades for his leadership abilities in the church and in the community. He was awarded Who’s Who in American Professionals in 1996, the Servant Leadership Award by the Minnesota Chapter International Black Women’s Congress in 2000, and has received numerous awards from the NAACP and other civic organizations. In November of 2005, Pastor Daniels led a humanitarian delegation, which included Saint Paul Mayor Randy Kelly, to Poplarville, MS, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The delegation met with several African American ministers to strategize on ways Minnesota could assist them socially and economically. Under Pastor Daniels’ leadership, Shiloh’s Home Mission continued the effort by assisting victims in Louisiana, Mississippi and evacuees in the Twin Cities with food, clothing, school supplies, personal items and financial donations.
On September 19, 2009, the city of Saint Paul signed a proclamation re-naming the corner of Kent and Lawson to Rev. & Mrs. Steve Daniels, Jr. Drive, an honor that is truly noteworthy.
Finally, Pastor Daniels is a family man. In 2004, the Saint Paul Urban League awarded the Family of the Year Award to the Daniels family, where Julian Bond was the keynote speaker. He has been married to Rosa Swift Daniels since October 1972. They are the proud parents of three children: Latanya, Steven and Delphanie Daniels; and one grandson: Caleb and one granddaughter: Jayla. All of his children and grandchildren are very active in the ministry.