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T. Scott Daniels, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor
Phone: (626) 815-5441
Scott Daniels, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of ministry experience in the Church and Christian higher education. In addition to his work at APU, he is the 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. Daniels has also served as a member of the boards of trustees for Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Okla. He has a passion for teaching, with 15 years of experience in the classroom.


  • Ph.D., Christian Ethics and Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Pre-Seminary (A), Northwest Nazarene College


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