Pastor Daren L. Barron, MBA, was born and raised in Oakland, California, and is the co-founder and Senior Pastor of World Conquerors Church. After clearly hearing God’s voice to start a church in the Oakland Hills, Pastor Daren was reluctant. His personal desire was to continue his lucrative career working in the software/telecommunications industry. However, the call of God was so strong on his life that he ultimately answered and accepted the challenge to build a church in partnership with his wife, First Lady Monnique Barron.
Starting WCC helped Pastor Darren discover his purpose in life: To win souls and lead them to Christ through a practical message. His goal as the Senior Pastor of WCC is to create a place where people could worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ across denominational lines and to build a cadre of servant leaders who are poised and ready to discover and respond to the needs of the local community and reach the world in a spirit of love and care.
Pastor Daren was ordained by Bishop Rufus K. Turner at Victory in Praise Church in Stockton, California where he served as Chairman of the Board and Associate Pastor. The Barron family served Bishop Turner and Pastor Trena Turner in many capacities during their years at VIP, including serving on the leadership team and as Armor Bearers to the Bishop and First Lady.
Pastor Daren earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. His value for education moved him to continue post-graduate studies. He attended the University of Phoenix earning a Master of Management degree and is currently a Ph.D. candidate. In addition, Pastor Daren attended Fuller Theological Seminary, completing classes towards a Master of Divinity degree.
Pastor Daren married his lovely college sweetheart Monnique on March 30, 1991. Together they have five beautiful children: Drew, Maiyanna, Mone’t, Mariah, and Daren, Jr. (D.J.).