Elder Daniel Gant, born September 17, 1955, is a native of Pensacola, Florida. He is the pastor of Mason Chapel Church of God in Christ in Augusta, Georgia. Since his ordination as Elder in 1985 by Bishop Levi Willis (3rd Jurisdiction, VA) he has been pastor of several churches and held numerous positions.
Aware at a very young age that God had called him into ministry, Elder Gant surrendered to the call in 1982. He has always had a particular concern and interest for the church. He firmly believes that the church has always been and shall forever be the answer all of society’s problems. For that reason he has worked untiringly in every facet, giving himself wholly for the care of the organization and its leaders. In whatever area he is asked to serve, he has a deep-rooted commitment to spark growth and bring new life. Having been born and reared in the Church of God in Christ, he has served in many positions, which include: Director of Christian Education, Associate Professor of C. H. Mason Bible College, Y.P.W.W. President and Vice-Chairman of the Elders Council. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Augusta District,
Northern Georgia 2nd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, Chairman of the Jurisdictional General Assembly and Dean, C.H. Mason Jurisdictional Institute.
Elder Gant earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Business Administration, from Florida A&M University in 1977. He then earned a Masters in Divinity from the Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia in 1990. Retiring in 1996 as a Major from the United States Army, he has served as the Academic Dean, Savannah River College, and as an Associate Faculty member and Area Chair, Philosophy and Religion, University of Phoenix–Augusta Campus. On December 31, 2017 he retired from secular employment to devote his time to full time ministry.
Elder Gant feels a tremendous burden and call to his church community and to its residents. Concerned about the plight of the socially disadvantaged, he constantly seeks opportunities to minister life-survival skills. He is married to Missionary Stephanie Gant and is the father of three daughters; Stacy, McKenzie, and Essence and one son, Samuel. They have two son-in laws, five granddaughters and seven grandsons.