Scott Daniels, Ph.D., brings more than 20 years of ministry in the church and Christian higher education to his role as dean of APU's School of Theology. In addition to being dean, he is currently serving as senior pastor of Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene. Previously, Daniels served as senior pastor of Richardson Church of the Nazarene in Richardson, Texas, where the Dallas District Church of the Nazarene named him Large Church Pastor of the Year in 2005. He became an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 1991.
In addition to leading large churches in California and Texas, Daniels has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Fuller Theological Seminary and Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Okla. He has a passion for teaching, with 15 years of experience in the classroom, including recently completing a semester as an adjunct professor of practical theology and preaching at APU.