Darin Blood

Executive Pastor

My Family: I’ve been married to my wife, Joey, for 19 years. And our kids are; Jayci -12, Kai – 11, Talan – 9, Silas – 8 , Cale – 6, Zuri – 5.

My Story: After being informed by my girlfriend at the time (now wife) that she wouldn’t marry someone who wasn’t a Christian, I went to church and “prayed the sinners prayer”. However, I truly had no heart change or even a recognition of my own sin or who Jesus was. After years of struggling with the success of the world (I had the opportunity to play professional baseball for 7 years), I had left a pathway of destruction behind me. It was a very bumpy ride and a lot of grace was extended to me from Jesus and my wife. I came to my senses and made the decision to make Jesus Lord of my life. While not always easy, it has been an amazing adventure, and I am humbled and honored to now get to serve in ministry and share the Good News of the gospel and the reason for the hope that I have within me with others! My most recent occupation prior to RLM was being a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for GlaxoSmithKline.

Favorite Verse: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colosians 3:23.

Food: Steak!

Quote: “There are two things that you can always control…your attitude and your effort,” Steve Hertz, my college baseball coach.

Hobby: Hiking or fishing with the family.

Exercise: I love the thought.

Smell: The fresh air of being in the outdoors.