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- Ph.D., University of Minnesota
- Post-doctoral work in Holy Lands Studies, Jerusalem University College and George Fox Seminary
- M.A., Southwestern Assemblies of God University
- M.A., University of St. Thomas
- B.A., North Central University
Darren is the program director of the Children and Family Ministry degree programs at SAGU, which include both bachelor's and master's degrees. He also serves in the voluntary role of director of "Royal Family Kids Camp of South Dallas," an annual summer camp, which takes place on SAGU's campus. It is a camp for children who have been abused and neglected.
Darren has a passion for children that is seen in his efforts to reach kids, minister to families, and to help parents diligently pass on a Christian heritage to their children. He has been involved in Children and Family Ministry for more than 20 years. He has served in three different churches in various roles: Christian Education Director, Children and Family Pastor, and Senior Associate Pastor.
Darren's speaking experiences have included Parenting Seminars, Couples' banquets, Men's retreats, Fathers-and-sons retreats, Fathers-and-daughters dinners, Mothers-and-sons dinners, Family camps, Children's camps, Special Touch camps (adults with mental disabilities), Royal Family Kids Camps (children who have been abused and neglected), and the National Leadership Conference for Royal Family Kids.
Darren's writings include a number of articles in various publications (Enrichment Journal, Christian Counseling Today, etc.) and a published book, When God Became ApParent. The book explores the experience of losing a parent in childhood and living with the absence of that parent throughout life.
Darren also has a great passion for Biblical studies. His post-doctoral studies include extensive coursework in the geographical, cultural, and historical contexts of the Bible. He enjoys teaching Bible classes, which includes "Geography and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East."
Darren and his wife, Wendy, have three children and have cared for 13 foster children. Darren began teaching at SAGU in the Fall of 2005.