Clint has been married to his best friend, Rachel, for 10+ years. They have 3 children. Clint has been in vocational ministry for more than a decade and is finishing up his M.Div from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Previously, he worked for Campus Outreach as a Campus Director at Wingate University and then served as an Area Director over the Piedmont-Triad Area. Following his time with Campus Outreach he served as both a church planting intern and as the Evangelism Director at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC. In 2013 he was called as the Lead Pastor of Freedom Church in Lincolnton, NC. After four fruitful years at Freedom Church, Clint and Rachel, along with the elders of Freedom Church, believed God to be calling Freedom to send the Darsts (along with the Vandalls and the Tucks) out to plant King’s Cross Church in Greensboro. He will serve full-time as the Lead Pastor of King’s Cross Church.
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Hez has been married to his beautiful wife, Tajua, for 10+ years. They have 3 children. They both have been serving in ministry for about 7 years. Hez has served as a minister and Young Adult Director at SRMI in Garner, NC for 6 years. He is currently working on a M.Div at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Hez and his family also attended Open Door Church in Raleigh, NC where he was part of the internship program for preaching and pastoralship. Hez and his wife will be returning back to Greensboro, where they first met over 10 years ago, to now serve the area with the King’s Cross Community. He is excited to build relationships with the many colleges campuses in the area and also looks forward to ministering to the many communities that need to know about the good news of Jesus Christ.
Luke served the past two years as an elder of Freedom Church in Lincolnton, NC. He was born and raised just east of Greensboro in nearby Graham, NC. Upon graduating from High School, he attended college at Guilford College in GSO. It was during his freshman year that the Lord opened his eyes to the truth of the gospel message. Upon coming to faith, he was mentored and discipled by Clint Darst during his final three years of college. After graduating from college he married his wife, Shannon and they moved their family to be a part of the church revitalization efforts at Freedom Church in Lincolnton, NC. The Vandall’s have a strong love for the city of Greensboro and are honored to serve in this leadership role with King’s Cross Church. Luke will be serving as a bi-vocational pastor, working as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty and the Chris Pappalardo Team. The Vandall’s have a one-year old son, Winston.
Jeremy has worked at multiple churches throughout North Carolina, serving as both a senior pastor and church planter in the past. Currently, Jeremy oversees our small group ministry by providing weekly content, troubleshooting, and organizing group expansions. Jeremy grew up playing college basketball and is an passionate outdoorsman. Vocationally, Jeremy works as a realtor for a major national-scale housing provider. He holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to that, Jeremy earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Oklahoma in Mechanical Engineering. Jeremy's passions are teaching the word and discipleship. He is married to his college sweetheart Erica, and together they have five children.
Jonathan is a native of Rialto, California. He has served the past 5 years at New Birth Bible Fellowship in Raleigh, NC as a worship leader and also as one of their outreach leaders. Although he grew up in church, it wasn’t until his senior year in high school that the Lord showed him the truth and weight of the gospel. He then went on to North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC where he grew in his walk with the Lord through very intentional discipleship. He now works as a Data Analyst at Deloitte Digital and is very excited to extend the gospel to every end of Greensboro! As a ministry intern for KCC, Jonathan primarily oversees our worship ministries, through song selection, leading band practice and singing/playing the keys at our Sunday gatherings.
The Lord claimed Dustin for His own in the fall of 2016. He attended Davidson College from August of 2013 to May of 2017 and he was involved in Campus Outreach during his senior year. After much discipleship and prayer, Dustin felt led to join the King’s Cross Church plant in Greensboro. He considers it a great privilege and joy to serve the church. Dustin leads the Welcome Team, aids in Youth Ministry, and is a current student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dustin lives in Elon and works in Durham as a Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow at the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences.
Beyond leading a small group, playing drums in our band, and helping with missions, BT is the Head Chaplain at Unite Greensboro, a nonprofit organization ministering to prisoners at the downtown jail. Prior to relocating to the Triad, BT worked as a Pastor/church planter in the Republic of Macedonia where he lived for three years. Soccer is a major passion of BT's and he has helped lead an annual service event called Soccer Nights, which provides top quality soccer instruction to impacted communities each summer in Greensboro. To prepare for vocational ministry, BT earned his Masters of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors degree from Salisbury University, where he played rugby. BT and his wife, Jessica, have four kids.