Pastor Darnell was raised in Yuma, Virginia. He had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home and attending a Bible believing church. However, he did not receive Christ as Savior until the age of twenty. Two years later he answered the call to preach. In 2005, Pastor graduated from Crown College in Powell,Tennessee with a Bachelors degree in Pastoral Studies and a Masters of Ministry degree.
Heather was raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. She also grew up in a Christian home and Bible believing church. Heather was saved as a young child in Sunday School. In 2002, Heather graduated from Crown College with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and in 2004 received her Masters of Education degree. She worked as a secretary at Temple Baptist Church for a little under four years.
It was while attending Crown College that God brought Pastor and Heather together. They were married on August 14, 2004. The Lord has blessed them with two boys. Seth was born in February of 2006. Caleb was born in March of 2008.
Pastor spent six years serving in various ministries at Temple Baptist Churchwhile working on staff at Mt. Moriah Christian Camp. In January of 2009 he became the Pastor of Callie Fuller Baptist Church in Monticello, Georgia. He and his family served there for two and a half years before coming to Harmony Baptist. They began there work at Harmony Baptist in September 2011.