Daniel Darling is the Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC). Dan is a bestselling author of several books, including Teen People of the Bible, Crash CourseiFaithRealActivist Faith, The Original Jesus, The Dignity Revolution, The Characters of Christmas and the forthcoming, A Way With Words, releasing in September 2020. He is the general editor, along with Trillia Newbell, of a small group study on racial reconciliation, The Church and the Racial Divide and is a contributor to The Worldview Study Bible and The Couples Devotional Bible. 

Dan is a prolific writer for a wide variety of publications. He is a monthly columnist for Homelife and a regular contributor to  In Touch Magazine, Made to Flourish, Core Christianity, Christianity Today, Facts and Trends, and The Gospel Coalition. Dan’s op-eds have appeared in USA Today, CNN, Washington Times, Time, Huffington Post, National Review, Washington Post and First Things. He has appeared on CNN, FOX and on MSNBC. Dan is also a contributor to The Worldview Study Bible. 

Publisher’s Weekly called his writing style “substantive and punchy.”

Dan speaks and preaches around the country and is regularly interviewed on radio and television, including MSNBC’s Morning Joe and CNN. His Christmas book, The Characters of Christmas was featured for a Christmas Special by Fox Nation.

He is the host of a popular weekly podcast, The Way Home, where he interviews Christian leaders, politicians, and journalists. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Dayspring Bible College, has studied at  Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is a graduate of  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves on the board of Let My People Go Ministries, an organization devoted to helping churches fight human trafficking and the parenting and discipleship ministry, Apollos Project

Dan has served churches in Illinois and Tennessee. He and his wife Angela have four children and reside in the Nashville area. They attend Green Hill Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, where Dan serves as Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship.