Rev. Darren Phelps

Darren Phelps is the Senior Pastor of Bethel Christian Church in Washington, D.C. He attended Virginia State University, Virginia Union Seminary, ITC Atlanta, and Capital Bible Seminary. His Disciples service and participation focuses on the Capital Area Region, including racial equity, new church start, immigration, and LGBT inclusion work. Darren is also affiliated with the Y.A. Flunder Foundation, various LGBTQ Pride Boards, AFL-CIO, Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Gay Lesbian Task Force, and Evangelical Network.

Why did you say "yes" to serving on the NBA Board of Trustees?

We are called to lead the way for Disciples to: create a just world; strive for reconciliation; and build compassionate and caring communities.

The NBA's vision statement is "creating communities of compassion and care." What does that mean to you?

As a faith leader, the vision of NBA, ‘creating communities of compassion and care,’ spoke to my heart. NBA will pave the way for Disciples to move beyond their walls to serve all God's people!

NBA President and CEO Mark Anderson, with NBA Trustees Rev. Mary Lou Kegler and Bob Cooper

NBA Board of Trustees Meets in St. Louis, Celebrating 130 Years of Ministry

June 26, 2017

The Board of Trustees for the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met together June 8-10 in St. Louis, MO, for their Spring 2017 in-person meeting.

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