Daniel Webster is slated to join the Welch College staff in a part-time capacity as director of marketing and recruitment for Welch Online, according to provost Dr. Greg Ketteman. In this position, which will also include an appointment as adjunct instructor in theological studies, Webster will recruit students and engage in strategic marketing for the undergraduate online degrees Welch currently offers. This position will allow him to remain in North Carolina while still pastoring.
“We’re eager to get Mr. Webster engaged with this key role for Welch Online,” said Ketteman. “With thirteen years of full-time ministry experience and a broad understanding of media and marketing, he brings much to the table.”
Webster served ten years as an associate pastor at Gateway Free Will Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. There he managed various ministries, including music, media, worship, and single young adult ministry. Since 2013, he has served as lead pastor of Glad Tidings Free Will Baptist Church in Asheboro, North Carolina.
“Webster’s background in promotion, marketing, and recruiting makes him a great fit for this position,” Ketteman said. During college and after graduation, he was an active part of the promotional department at Gateway Christian College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Sacred Music. His ministry there included singing in groups, preparing and leading student groups, and representing at conferences and association meetings. He has also served in marketing and customer relations for GEICO.
Webster holds two master’s degrees, a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Maranatha Baptist University and a Master of Biblical Studies from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. He is concurrently seeking an M.Div. and an M.A. in Church Music at Maranatha Baptist University.
While in college, Daniel met his wife Kimberly (Fisher), who grew up attending Free Will Baptist churches in North Carolina. They have three children, Aaron (8), Julianna (6), and Noah (4).