Darin was raised in the state of Maine, but fell in love with the Mid West while he was pastoring in Indiana. He has a Bachelor of Theology with a Minor in Biblical Studies (1989) from Faith School of Theology in Charleston, Maine and a Bachelor of Science in Professional Development (2013) from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas.
He married Karen, from Mars Hill, Maine, in 1989 and they have three daughters; Alyssa, Amanda, and Allie. Alyssa is married and lives in Canada with her husband Chris, Amanda serves on the worship/production staff at a large church in Florida, and Allie is a Junior at Pekin High School.
Darin has pastored churches in Maine, Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, and New Brunswick, Canada before coming to Pekin. Darin and Karen celebrate thirty years of marriage this year (August 2019) and more than thirty years of church ministry experience.
Some of Darin’s passions include: fishing, golfing, swimming, gardening, family games (Sequence/Double Fives!!), motorcycling, and Mexican food.