Darin was Born in Mt Vernon, Ill. and moved to Elk Grove in 1972. He married Afton in 1994, and they have two college age children, Alex 20 and Aston 18. Darin is a business entrepreneur and outdoor enthusiast who loves coaching and playing baseball, working with young people, traveling, anything with a motor especially sports cars and motorcycles, architecture. He began attending Creekside when it was FBC at Locust and Batey in 1973, and he accepted Christ at 9 years old at a “revival” there, hosted by Evangelist Theron Spurr. His first tour on the Elder Board was from 2010-2016 and his second tour began in 2019. Over the years, Darin has been involved with Children’s Ministry, the Baptism Team, Altar Care, LifeGroup Leaders, Adult Education, Mission Trips, Youth for Christ, and Sandlot Ministries. He says he is trying to live like Paul:
· 2 Timothy 4:6 – For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
· Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Darin says this verse has helped him deal with hard decisions and times in life.)