Kimberly Daniels has emerged victorious in her Jacksonville City Council race against controversial Republican David Taylor.
“I am honored and humbled that almost 93,000 citizens are trusting me to be their city council representative,” Daniels says. “This is very exciting for me and my family and I am looking forward to learning and leading. God did it.”
Daniels is founder of Spoken Word Ministries, an inner-city, multiracial church in Jacksonville, Fla. Her ministry is widely known for its focus on prayer and intercession. She ran on the Democratic ticket, with rapper MC Hammer and Pastor John Hagee endorsing her in the battle.
“This experience has given me great strength,” Daniels says. “The vision started with a dream—and the reality that dreams really do come true. We can do all things and do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens us.”
Daniels, who will be 50 years old this year, says she will sleep well knowing that she did not let this opportunity pass her by. She calls the victory a miracle because all of the odds were against her.
“Through hard work and prayer I prevailed. I now have the opportunity to serve people in a greater capacity,” Daniels says. “I am rolling up my sleeves and I am ready to work.”
Daniels is certainly a praying woman—and at least some of Jacksonville knows that. She broadcasts “25 Minutes of Power!” weekdays at noon on Jacksonville’s Christian radio station. She also runs “Morning Commanders,” a prayer ministry that brings together more than 20,000 prophetic intercessors across the country on morning prayer calls. And she’s known for books like Prayers That Bring Change.
“I would like to encourage people who are afraid to pursue the impossible to be all that they can be. We only have one life and we have nothing to lose. Obedience is better than sacrifice,” Daniels says. “I’ve learned over the years that God never calls you to do something that’s laid out for you on a silver platter. Faith without works is dead. God anoints people that aren’t afraid to ‘do something’… be a shaker and a mover for the kingdom.”