First Lady Monnique Barron was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and is the co-founder and Vice President of Operations at World Conquerors Church. After hearing from Pastor Daren that the Lord was calling him to start a church in the Oakland Hills, First Lady Monnique slowly but surely became one of the key people used of God to encourage Pastor Daren to answer the call. Although they were charting unknown waters, Lady Monnique believed the Word of God and knew that if God was planting this vision in her husband’s heart, that the provision to make the church become a reality would come from the Lord.
Co-founding WCC helped Lady Monnique discover the call on her life to use her teaching experience and educational training in psychology to home school her five children and work to build and strengthen the infrastructure of the church as a full-time job. The Lord clearly showed her that she was not to work in corporate America, but that she was to serve as the helpmate to her husband and the primary person used of God to “raise up her children in the way that they should go so that when they get old they would not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
Lady Monnique’s testimony of God changing her from the inside out is one that blesses people near and far. She speaks at women’s conferences, marriage retreats and is on occasion assigned by Pastor Daren to be the special guest speaker at WCC. When she speaks her love, compassion and care for God’s people is evident. She has a passion and a desire to ensure that people discover who they were born to be and fully operate in their purpose so that God’s will directs their journey in life.
Lady Monnique earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and is a life-long learner, attending conferences, workshops, classes and other learning opportunities to continue to build her knowledge, faith and understanding of God’s Word. Lady Monnique and Pastor Daren were married on March 30, 1991 and were blessed with five wonderful children: Drew, Maiyanna, Mone’t, Mariah, and Daren, Jr. (D.J.)