MEET THE PASTOR
Darin T. Easter has been at Bethel UMC since July 2021. And man has time flown by!
A transplant from a Chicago suburb, Darin grew up in Montgomery, AL., he has a B.A. in General Studies
of Liberal Arts from Auburn University of Montgomery. After getting married (to wife Kelly) and
beginning a career in youth ministry and moving to Tuscumbia, AL in 1994, (within 2 weeks of each
other), Darin was drawn to seminary. Darin began studies at the Beeson Divinity School at Samford
University, and then transferred to Memphis Theological Seminary where he received a Masters of
Divinity degree in May of 2001. Darin and Kelly have Thomas, a student at Troy University, and
daughter, Sarah, who attends GW Long and a Dalmatian named Lily.
Darin was in Student Ministry since 1994-2019 (with a brief stint in sales 2014 and 2015) throughout
North AL, West TN and West AL.
While Director of Student Ministries in 2017, Darin was asked to be a Supply Pastor at Forkland UMC in
Green County, AL. After a great time of growth at Forkland during that time, was also invited to pursue
Licensing. In 2019, the Easters moved to Luverne, AL, where he became the Pastor at Luverne UMC
(through Covid era). Darin and family arrived to Bethel in 2021.
CONTACT PASTOR DARIN
Phone (256) 682-9122