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Darren Daugherty

Areas of Expertise

Area(s) of Expertise:
Family Ministry
Intergenerational Ministry
Parenting Ministry in the Church
Parent Training
Child grief and loss
Marriage Enrichment
Volunteer Training & Inspiration

Contact Info

113 Sierra Dr.
Waxahachie, TX 75167
Phone Number: 9729233476
Contact Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Personal Website Address: www.darrendaugherty.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=177600878&ref=profile

Biographical Info

Degrees, Awards, & Memberships:
Ph.D. Family Studies (University of Minnesota)
M.A. Theological Studies (Southwestern AG University)
M.A. Elementary Education (University of St. Thomas)
B.A. Pastoral Ministry (North Central University)
Recent Speaking Engagements:
Church Ministry Conventions
Parenting Class
Parenting Seminar
National Children's Ministry Conference
Kids Camps
Children's Worker Training and Appreciation Events
References & Quotes:
“I highly recommend the ministry of Dr. Darren Daugherty. Darren's passion for ministering to the whole family is well known here in Minnesota, from his work in children's ministry, speaking at camps, to his work with marriage and parenting. He has done a great job speaking to men at our district men's retreats. Darren’s insights into family life will be a great asset to any church, staff or conference.”

D. Scott Womack
Minnesota District Men's Ministries Director

“Dr. Darren Daugherty is on the cutting edge of ministry to families. His vision of how the local church should serve marriages, children and parents, and his creative approaches to those ministries, go on blessing our congregation. He is a very effective communicator with the evident touch of our Lord on his life.

Ed Tedeschi,
Senior Pastor, Summit Church;
Assistant District Superintendent of MN

“Darren Daugherty has ministered at our camps. Each time Darren brought us a fresh presentation that was powerful, relevant and extremely fun. Darren not only brings tremendous services, but he and his family become part of our family of campers and chaperones. I would highly recommend Darren for camps, retreats and training events. By popular demand, we repeatedly put them on our schedule.”

George Krebs
Christian Education Director
Pennsylvania Delaware District Council

“It was the privilege of South Texas to have Darren Daugherty and family as our kid's camp speakers... Dr. Darren's ministry is solid and God did many great things during the camp altar times. The whole family is outstanding! We look forward to having them back again soon.”

Rev. Tammy Calderon
Christian Education Director
South Texas Assemblies of God
Personal Bio:
Darren has a passion for future generations that is seen in his efforts to touch the lives of hurting children, minister to families, and help parents diligently pass on a Christian legacy to their children. He has been involved in children and family ministries for more than 20 years.

Darren understands the wide variety of learning styles that exist in people. Darren has a speaking style in which he uses a variety of visual methods to capture attention and keep it. Whether a parenting class or a workshop dealing with childhood grief and loss, he uses objects, video clips, and technology to communicate in a variety of settings.


Assistant Professor at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, 2005-present

Director of the Children and Family Ministry programs at Southwestern

Conference speaker on childhood and family issues, parenting, and church ministry

Trainer (child abuse expert) for Royal Family Kids’ Camps, Inc.

Currently establishing a Royal Family Kids’ Camp in North Texas


Darren & Wendy have been married for over 20 years. They are parents of 3 children & 3 foster children.


Christian Education Director for 1 year, South Dakota

Children and Family pastor for 12 years, Minnesota

Family Ministries / Senior Associate Pastor for 2 years, MN

Part-time college instructor, 2 colleges, over 5 years, MN

Leading children’s ministry missions trips to Belgium (’03), Mexico (’05), and India (’07)


Book: When God Became ApParent, Xulon Press, 2003

Article: Balancing our Out-of-Balance Structure, Enrichment Journal, Winter 2008

Article: Helping Children Grieve Well, Christian Counseling Today, 2003

Article: Managing Your Ministry: Rethinking Ministry to Children, Enrichment Journal, Spring 1999

Radio appearances: Decision Minute, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (2001); Live the Life, Amer. Assoc. of Christian Counselors (Feb 2003); Into the Night with Dawson McAllister, (May 2004).


Children’s camps
Parenting Seminars
District Men’s retreats
Fathers-and-sons retreats
Church Ministry Conventions
Fathers-and-daughters banquet
Royal Family Kids Camps (abused and neglected children - www.rfkc.org)
Special Touch camps (adults with special needs - www.SpecialTouch.org)


Creative Lessons
Chalk Art (Wendy)
Royal Family Kids’ Camps
Spiritual formation of Children
Leadership of Children’s Ministry
Costumed-Character Development
Visual Methods and Learning Styles
Childhood challenges
Helping kids through grief and loss
Children’s Ministry that is Family Ministry
Creating exciting lessons and thematic units
Children’s Ministry that is Multigenerational
Launching and Growing a Sidewalk Sunday School


“Parenting in the Worship Service”
“Creative Ways to Minister to Families”
“A Man and His Lady: How to Treat a Lady”
“The Why, What, and How of Family Ministry”
“Dad, a Son’s First Hero, a Daughter’s First Love”
“Building Character & Biblical Values in Your Kids”
“Changing Church Ministry to Minister to Families”
“Ministering to Families in which a Parent Has Died”
“Parents Helping Your Children Through Grief and Loss”
“What will your children remember if you’re gone today?”


Family Ministry
Public Speaking
Ministry of Teaching
Old Testament Literature
Spiritual Formation of Children
Methods of Children’s Ministry
Child Growth and Development
Christian Education of Children
Foundations of Church Ministry
Nurture Ministries of the Church
Marriage and Family Relationships
Foundations of Children’s Ministry
Ministering to Children with Challenging Issues

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