Episode 10

Published on:

5th Mar 2022

“Cheering for the Underdog: A Conversation on Learning to Say I’m Sorry, Getting Up When You Fall & Making the Most of Second Chances.” w/ Rev. Michael M. McDaniel

Rev. Michael M. McDaniel is passionate about the underdogs of the world. This drive comes from his own experiences of being counted down and out. With the protective love of God and the help of others, he was able to rise above the struggles of his neighborhood. Many around him were running to drugs, crime, violence, and gangs. His story could have gone a very predictable way – but it didn’t.

Rev. McDaniel would go on to graduate from John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he developed into an outstanding student-athlete. As a result of his successful athletic career, he earned a full football scholarship at the University of Oklahoma where he received several awards which included: Honorable Mention All-Big 8, All-Big 12 Conference Wide Receiver, and the recipient of the Don Key Award. Later he was picked up by the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent and he tried out with the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rev. McDaniel earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and then a Master’s Degree in Public School Administration from Oral Roberts University. Today, Rev. McDaniel is the Pastor of Northeast Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Park, Oklahoma - where he has served for 14 years.

This is a gripping story of embracing the role of an underdog, learning to admit wrongs, and making the most of second chances.  

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Life & Leadership w/Daniel Kitchel
Connecting life and leadership today so that you can flourish tomorrow.
The connections between life and leadership are deep. The design of each show is to explore those connections by interviewing inspiring and compelling people. Our guests will share gripping stories, life lessons, and expertise in their own experiences. Whether you are a leader of hundreds, working to lead your family, or simply want to take ownership of your personal life - this podcast is made just for you. We believe we can help you lead with love so that you will love to lead.

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Daniel Kitchel

For 16 years, Daniel has been the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Cross Church in Norman, Oklahoma. Additionally, he has been a public school teacher and football coach for 13 years. Daniel has no greater passion than people knowing the love of Christ and letting that change everything.

He is married to his creative and beautiful wife, Jessica. Together, they have two wonderful daughters named Abi (13) and Evie (7) and a rambunctious son named Welles (2).

Daniel is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Sociology.