Darin’s mission is to be a loyal and loving husband, father, and friend who lives with a humility and intentionality that leads others toward a life of purpose and generosity.
Darin was called to preach to students at the age of 16 at a Southern California Youth Camp. He attended Evangel University from 1984-1988, on a football scholarship. After graduating in 1988, Darin became the youth pastor at Calvary Temple in Springfield, Missouri. During the seven years at Calvary, he became involved in a variety of district events, which led to him being asked to serve as the District Youth Director of Southern Missouri Youth Ministries in 1996. For almost 23 years, Darin passionately served students through camps, conventions, mission’s trips, and discipleship programs. At the same time, he developed many tools and programs to equip youth leaders. In September of 2018, Darin was asked to serve as the National Director of Student Discipleship for the Assemblies of God. In this role, he oversaw the Bible Quiz, Fine Arts, and Youth Alive ministries as well as resource development. Darin transitioned from this position in January of 2022 and is currently teaching, researching, writing, coaching, consulting, and speaking at a variety of events.
Darin has been married for 33 years to Heather and has two married children: Megan is married to Nick Bearden, and Gavin is married to Cassidy (and have their two grandsons, Henry & Charlie). Darin and Heather live in Naples, Florida.
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