Rev. Darren Hickerson
I have served as the assistant pastor at Sunrise as a Part-Time Local Pastor since 2017. Before transferring to the Western NC Conference in 2017, I was under appointment for seven years in the NC Conference in two assignments, as an assistant pastor and then senior pastor.
I have worked with youth ministries and music ministries for over 25 years in Greenville, Durham, and Winston-Salem. My passion is mission work and have led or participated in over a dozen short-term mission projects in the U.S. and four international.
I continue to work full-time in medical research with the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, building tissue and cell-based therapies for first-in-human clinical trials. I have a Master of Science degree in molecular biology and biotechnology from East Carolina University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.
My family includes my wife Christy and three sons, Wesley, Ryan, and Christopher.
Grace and peace to you all!