Darren has ministered full-time to youth and children for over 15 years in both Arkansas and North Carolina. He has been serving at First Church since December of 2007. Darren received his BA in Physical Education and Bible from Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee in 1993.
He and Melinda have been married since 1993. They have two daughters, Abby and Sydney.
Darren loves Michigan football and an ice cold Pepsi. He also enjoys spending good quality time with Melinda and his girls.