Darrell B. Harrison is is a native of Atlanta, Georgia but currently resides in Valencia, California, where he serves as Dean of Social Media at Grace To You, the teaching and preaching ministry of Dr. John MacArthur.
He is a fellow of the Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) of Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and a 2015 graduate of the Theology and Ministry certificate program at Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to his studies at Princeton Seminary, he attended Liberty University, where he maintained a 4.0 GPA, majoring in Psychology with a specialization in Christian Counseling.
Darrell was the first African-American to be ordained a Deacon in the nearly 200-year history of First Baptist Church of Covington, Georgia, where he attended from 2009 to 2015, during which time he taught an inter-generational Sunday School class. He is an ardent student of theology and apologetics and has a particular interest in the writings of Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, R.C. Sproul, and J. Gresham Machen, among many others.
He is an advocate of expository teaching and preaching and has a particular passion for seeing the Word of God offered in such a manner within the “Black Church,” that is, churches traditionally composed of black congregants. Darrell enjoys writing, reading, working out, watching college and pro football, and cooking.
Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).