About Daniel Darling

Daniel Darling

Author, Pastor, and Christian Leader

Daniel Darling is an author, pastor and Christian leader. He currently serves as the Director of The Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Assistant Professor of Faith and Culture at Texas Baptist College.

Prior to his leadership of the Land Center, Darling served as the Senior Vice President for Communications of the National Religious Broadcasters. He also has served the Southern Baptist Convention as the Vice President of Communications at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He has also pastored churches in Illinois and Tennessee.

Full Bio

Dan is a bestselling author of several books, including The Original Jesus, The Dignity RevolutionThe Characters of ChristmasThe Characters of Easter A Way With Words. and his latest, Agents of Grace: How to Bridge Divides and Love as Jesus Loves. 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

Dan is an awardwinning writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. He is a columnist for World magazine and a regular contributor to USA Today. Dan’s work has been featured in Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and The Dispatch and his op-eds have appeared in The Washington Post, CNN, Washington Times, Time, Huffington Post, National Review, First Things, The Spectator, and other leading outlets. 

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, CNN, and Fox News. He has been profiled by The New York Times. Dan 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.

Darling has also spoken at churches and conferences around the country and has lectured at Union University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwest Assemblies of God University, Taylor University, Judson College, and Dallas Baptist University. 

Dan has served churches in Illinois and Tennessee. He and his wife Angela have four children.

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Media Appearances

Daniel Darling regularly appears on radio and television and is regularly featured as an op-ed writer for national outlets like USA Today and Washington Post. 

  • Interview on Morning Joe for The Dignity Revolution
  • Interview on Morning Joe for The Characters of Christmas 
  • Interview on Fox and Friends for The Characters of Easter 
  • Interview on Morning Joe for A Way With Words
  • Fox Nation special with Ainsley Earhardt for The Characters of Christmas 
  • Fox Nation special with Ainsley Earhardt for The Characters of Easter
  • Today In Nashville special on The Characters of Christmas 
  • Interview on Morning Joe about A Way With Words
  • Interview on Morning Joe about the conflict in Ukraine