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!