ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—Daniel Martin Cassell, pastor of Chelsea Baptist Church in Atlantic City from 1973 to 2009, died on April 30. He was 74.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Dan graduated from Ohio State University with a BS in accounting. He worked as a public accountant for seven years before he was called to the ministry. He received his MDiv from Grace Theological Seminary and was ordained by Chelsea Baptist Church on May 21, 1974. Pastor Cassell loved teaching the Word of God and ministering to those in need. Under his leadership, the Spanish ministry and children’s church of Chelsea Baptist Church started. He served on the board of Atlantic Christian School and held various offices with the Garden State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches. In 2010 he was awarded a GARBC Service Award. Dan is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pat; and their children, Kristine and Jonathan.