Pastor Hester was called to pastor First Baptist Church of Rensselaer, Indiana in November of 2004 by a unanimous vote. Since that time God has blessed and the congregation has grown each year since Pastor Hester arrival. Pastor Hester and his wife, Rhonda (Boger), were married in 2003. They have five children—two sons and three daughters.
Daniel Hester, Jr. was led to the Lord by his mother at the age of four. His parents raised him in an environment whose focus was living for God. His heart and passion for God are evident in his desire to introduce others to Christ and to see them grow in their relationship with Him.
After graduating high school, Daniel felt God wanted him to serve in his dad’s church as a Christian businessman. With that in mind, he enrolled in Pensacola Christian College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 2003. While attending college, he believed that God wanted him to be more than a business man and instead to be a preacher of the Gospel. He enrolled in Hyles-Anderson Seminary and received his Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology in 2005.