Guest Speaker: Darren Carlson

Darren Carlson will be our guest speaker on Sunday, August 27th. He is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International (TLI). Here is more from TLI's website

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Picture: Darren Carlson


Born to a military family, Darren grew up in San Diego, Calif., and Washington, D.C. He became a committed Christian through the ministry of InterVarsity on his college campus. After college, he felt the call to vocational ministry while attending the LIFT discipleship program at Camp-of-the-Woods in upstate New York.

He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington. He is also a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he earned a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology in New Testament and is ordained in the Evangelical Free Church of America. Darren has coached high school and college basketball as well. He enjoys playing piano, fishing and hunting in Minnesota.

As President, Darren oversees the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. He has written articles on multiple platforms on issues relating to short-term missions, missionary care, trends in global theology, missiological discussions, and the effective use of financial resources to relieve poverty. While at TLI he also founded The Journal of Global Christianity and SOLA, which is a web-based app to help missionaries raise and track support.