Rev. Daniel W. Cole
Dan Cole has been in full-time Christian ministry as a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for nearly 36 years. He and his wife, Roxanna, have served congregations in Illinois, Colorado, California, New Mexico, Indiana, and Nebraska.
Dan assumed responsibility as Lead Pastor at Omaha Central Church of the Nazarene in February, 2008 after having served as Executive Pastor of the rapidly growing Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene in Goshen, Indiana where he was responsible for the twelve-member staff and the day-to-day financial and operational direction of the church.
Rev. Cole was appointed Nebraska District Superintendent by General Superintendent, Dr. Stan A. Toler, on April 11, 2011 while continuing to serve as Lead Pastor at Omaha Central; a role he served for nearly four years. Pastor Dan became the full-time district superintendent on January 1, 2015.
Soon after graduation high school in 1976, Dan attended Olivet Nazarene University and studied religion and biblical studies. He received a Biblical Studies Degree from Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Co, in 1982 and graduated with honors from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management in 1999.
Dan met Roxanna while preaching a revival at the Church of the Nazarene she grew up in. They've been married 36 years and have four children (3 sons and 1 daughter) and ten grandchildren (7 grandsons and 3 granddaughters).
Dan Cole has a passion to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, proclaiming the Good News of the hope and life-transforming grace and power of Jesus to all who will receive it.
In his “spare” time, Dan enjoys playing golf and rooting for his home-state favorite team, THE Ohio State Buckeyes. However, he is quick to admit that his second-favorite team has always been the Nebraska Cornhuskers.