Pastor Darrell S. Hymes is a born-again, Spirit-filled man of God, who gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ at the early age of nineteen years old. He is a native Washingtonian and a committed Washington Redskins fan. Pastor Hymes obtained his elementary and secondary education in Washington, DC; and, while serving as Pastor, completed his undergraduate studies, at the University of Phoenix, Dallas Texas Campus, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He is married to Rev. Tonya A. Hymes and they have two children, Natasha and Darrell II.
In 1987, Pastor Hymes surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. On May 15, 1988, he accepted his call to preach the Gospel and delivered his trial sermon titled, “Jesus is the Righteous Judge,” from the Book of Jeremiah, Chapter 23. He still recalls God speaking to his heart, “Woe be unto the pastors that scatter my sheep – I will raise up shepherds who will feed my flock.” Also during this time, Pastor Hymes received his instructions to pastor.
In October 1994, Pastor Hymes and his family joined From the Heart Church Ministries, Clinton, Maryland, formerly known as Full Gospel AME Zion Church, under the leadership of Episcopal Pastor John A. Cherry. Under this dynamic, teaching ministry, Pastor Hymes became perfected as a man, father and husband. He was involved in the Youth Ministry, and began and led the Young Adult Ministry, “First Things First.” He also was given a ministerial assignment to teach the New York focus group – an assignment that required the Hymes family to travel to New York once a month for several months.
On the first Sunday in May 2004, Episcopal Pastor John A. Cherry assigned Pastor Hymes to serve as Pastor, From the Heart Church Ministries® of Dallas. This local church was birthed out of a 1998 teaching by Episcopal Pastor Cherry entitled, “Togetherness.” The “Togetherness” teaching provided clear instructions, which were in due time, given to Pastor Hymes – to manifest the common goal by having all things common. In 2008, Pastor Hymes served in dual capacity as Pastor, From the Heart Church Ministries® Dallas and Interim Pastor, From the Heart Church Ministries® Houston. This assignment lasted for several months until a newly appointed Pastor was in place.
Pastor Hymes always has been known as one completely SOLD OUT and COMMITTED to the Lord Jesus Christ. And because of that commitment, God raised him up to feed His flock. Pastor Hymes’ desire is to be a Pastor patterned after God’s own heart and to pastor a “Church of Togetherness” – where the Word of God is taught uncompromisingly and, and as a result of the Word of God, many give their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ; and where people will come to know and to experience the love of Jesus Christ, because the saints of God will share the love of Jesus Christ with all who enter.