Darren M. McClellan is a native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida and currently the Lead Pastor at Perdido Bay United Methodist Church in Pensacola, Florida. With a B.A. in Religion from the University of Florida, a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princteon Theological Seminary, his primary interests are in the areas of discipleship and the formation of Christian community. His previous appointments within the Alabama-West Florida Conference include the Society Hill-Williams Chapel UMC Charge, Beulah UMC, associate to Ashland Place UMC, and St. Mark UMC (Pensacola). Darren and his wife, Kristi, live in the Pensacola area with their three sons, Joshua, John, and Maxwell.