Darin Roberts

kidpreacher@hotmail.com     727-809-0926



To continue to minister to the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of people with the love of God across the lifespan.  To show others that they can live a victorious life, empowered and comforted by the Holy Spirit regardless of circumstances. To show boys and girls that they can lean on God as a strength, a friend and a guide in everyday life. To encourage Families to be strongholds and lighthouses in a world which needs God.

Summary of qualifications


1982 – 1989       First Assembly of God, Albuquerque, NM                       

Assistant to Children’s Pastor, Bus Minister, Children’s Pastor Trainee

n  On the job mentorship in the areas of graphic layout; audio and visual equipment operation; setup, tear down, and general maintenance of ministry materials; the operation and maintenance of assorted ministry vehicles; basic pyrotechnics; the running of successful bus ministry; public speaking, puppetry, and outreach skills; preaching experience within the church and in evangelistic settings; pastor and staff relations; many other important aspects of an effective Staff ministry.  Did hospital visitation and shut-in home visitation. Played support role at Kid’s Camps, Kid’s Crusades, and school Anti-Drug Programs. Worked under leadership of Rev. Tim Maxwell. Children’s Pastor, (505) 293-0854.


1989-1991          Northside Assembly of God, Albuquerque, NM 

Children’s Pastor

§  Functioned as Children’s Pastor in a Central Latin American District Church.  Ministry opportunities included the expansion of an existing Bus Ministry, and administrative leadership of the Sunday School, Royal Rangers (Boys midweek program), and Missionettes (Girls midweek program). Ran visitation for shut-ins and Hospital visitation. Also taught science lab for students who were collectively home schooled at the church.  Worked under leadership of Pastor Danny Gutierrez, Senior Pastor (deceased). 


1991-1995                   Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God,

Student Ministry Department,  1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33801

Student Ministry Team Leader

§  Developed ministry skills in a variety of areas including inner city ministries, sidewalk Sunday schools, Children’s Evangelism, Kid’s Crusades, and Clowning.  Traveled for S.E.C. on summer breaks, holding Children’s Crusade Evangelistic tours.  Also developed skills as Student Ministry Team Leader for Castle of the King Children’s Church Metro Ministry, as well as weekly Flea Market Children’s Outreach.  Also involved in clown and drama ministries as well as ran audio for prison ministry.  Worked under Rev. Robert Elliot, Student Ministries Coordinator – Retired 1996.


1992-1993                   Eastlake Family Church, Tarpon Springs, FL (disbanded)

Children’s Pastor

§  Functioned as Children’s Pastor in suburban setting at an independent family centered church, pioneer work.  Also developed leadership skills in music, computer graphic skills and layout, worker recruitment, family visitation, and delegation.  Trained replacement Children’s Pastor from within church body.  Worked under leadership of Pastor Paul Crites, Senior Pastor - church disbanded in 1995.



1993-1995            Traveled doing Children’s Crusades in eastern half of nation.


1995-2002         First Assembly of God, Zephyrhills Fl

Associate Pastor, Children’s Pastor, Head of Security, Christian Education Director

§  Functioned as Associate Pastor and Children’s Pastor, Head of Security, web page designer, and Bus Ministry Head.  Also filled positions of Sunday School Director, Christian Education Director, and nursery director.  Was also responsible for audio and visual maintenance and upgrades, as well as computer consultant and technician.  Developed mime and clown teams, highly effective multi-bus ministry, and taught children ages 4-12.  Developed effective young teen worker program, utilizing gifts, zeal, energy, desire, and time 12-17 year old young men and women possess to be effective in ministry.  Worked under leadership of Pastor Jim Bunch from 1-1-95, to 10-4-98, and then under Pastor Mac Preble until 3-17-02.


2002-2003         Garywood Assembly of God, Hueytown, Alabama

Children’s Pastor

§  Functioned as Children’s Pastor, overseeing all aspects of children’s programs, such as Children’s Church, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, and Junior Bible Quiz. Part of Home Visit and Hospital Visitation teams. Conducted large outreaches, such as Easter Egg Hunt, VBS, Harvest Festival, and 4th of July Extravaganza.  Developed effective young teen worker program, utilizing gifts, zeal, energy, desire, and time 11-17 year old young men and women possess to be effective in ministry.  Worked under leadership of Pastor John Loper, (retired). 

§  Was speaker at Alabama District Youth Camp 2003        

        Supervised by Otis Hughes, District C.E. Director.


2003-2011   Lighthouse Assembly of God, Melbourne, Florida

       Children’s Pastor –  bi-vocational

§  Functioned as Children’s Pastor, overseeing all aspects of children’s programs, such as Children’s Church, Royal Rangers, and Missionettes.  Did Hospital Visitation, Home Care, Adopt-A-Block. Working under leadership of Pastor Pete Inman. 


2011-2014   Highest Praise Family Church, Tarpon Springs, FL

§  Functioned as Children’s Pastor, overseeing Children’s Church, midweek boys and girls clubs, and a bus ministry with three busses. The busses transported about 140 children, teens, and parents each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. Hosted and taught a “Bible Base Parenting” home fellowship meeting weekly as an outreach to the parents of the children riding the bus, as well as supporting the parents of families within the church. Held weekly home visitation for every family who rode the bus. As a staff pastor, did hospital visits, ministered to homebound members, and counseling.


2015 -Present   First Protestant Church, New Braunfels, Texas

§  Functioning as Children’s Pastor, overseeing Children’s Church, Children’s Sunday School, nursery, and the chapel services for the church day care. Developed, created, and teach the midweek children’s service. Working with the youth pastor to create a unified outreach for children and youth, utilizing talents and zeal of teen and preteen workers.




1980 - 1984        Sandia High School           Albuquerque, New Mexico  - Deploma

1984 – 1987       New Mexico T.V.I.            Albuquerque, New Mexico     Studied Welding, Plastics Fabrication, Household Electrical Trades, and Commercial Foods (received 1st degree chefs certificate)

1988 – 1989     University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.         

 Studied communications and political theory

1991-1995           Southeaster College of the Assemblies of God          

Studied Children’s Ministry – Still officially 2nd Semester Junior.

2014                  Pasco Hernando State College -Went back to study to complete AA degree



1991 – Present      Outside continued training

National Children’s Ministries Conferences, Christian Education Conventions, K. E. E. P. (Kids, Evangelists, Educators, and Pastors) monthly and quarterly fellowships, KEEP Winter Escape Children’s Ministry Conferences, Online Children’s Pastors Fellowships and info pages, and much more. Has taken courses to learn how to build electronics boards utilizing IC chips.  Has learned to write web HTML code to develop and maintain kidpreacher.org.

Additional professional activities


Sectional Christian Education Representative, Speaker at District Christian Education and All Church Ministry Conference, Church Security Consultant, as well as travels the country holding Kid’s Crusades.



Darin Roberts was born April 24, 1966, has a wife, Angela, married June 23, 1993, and two children; Christiana Teigh Roberts, born June 23, 1998, and Samuel Medd Roberts, born October 24, 2001.  Darin received his ministry training, starting when he was fifteen years old, from Tim Maxwell.  Rev. Maxwell had been a ministry team member under Bill Wilson, of Metro Ministries, in Iowa.  Darin started as a Bus Pastor, starting with fourteen children on a route, and by the second year was consistently having eighty boys and girls on his bus each week.  Rev. Maxwell also trained Darin in all skills necessary for Children’s Ministry within the church, as well as had Darin accompany him at Kids Crusades and church camps as his assistant.  Darin was then hired to be a Children’s Pastor across town at Northside Assembly of God.  After almost three years there, God called Darin to go to college, where he studied Children’s Ministry, as well as met his wife.  Darin has traveled as a children’s evangelist whenever the opportunity has arisen, and has worked as a full time Children’s Pastor at churches of 100 people as well as churches with over 800 in attendance.  Darin received his Certified Ministers Credentials in 1990, with the Central Latin American District of the Assemblies of God (Springfield, MO), and his License to Preach from the Peninsular Florida District of the Assemblies of God (Springfield, MO) in 1995.  In 2003, Darin was ordained by the Assemblies of God International Fellowship (San Diego, CA).

Non Ministry Work Experience


Family Owned Restaurant Chain 1982-88

Worked as Dish Washer, Prep Cook, Line Cook, Host, and Manager Final position was Corporate Manager, being sent store to store as needed.

Suburban Propane 1993-94

Worked as dock man and tank repair


Dominoes’ Pizza 2003-05

Lead Driver/Trainer


Lockmar Elementary School 2005-2006

Night Shift Custodian

NASA Transportation – Kennedy Space Center 2004-11

Drove busses transporting VIP Guests, Astronauts Families, Congressional Guests, plus provided transportation for all launch support personnel.


American Molding and Matts 2005-2009

Delivered picture frames and framing materials to stores from Melbourne, Fl. to Daytona, Fl.


Teletech Insurance Sales 2014-2015

Did telephone enrollment for Medicare and AHCA insurance plans. Licensed agent in Florida. 


LuvBug Donuts 2015

Delivered donuts to satellite locations, then bakery cleaner.


PPL RV Sales 2015-2013

In charge of office cleaning, as well as prepping and photographing RVs for internet sales.



Rev. Pete Inman, Senior Pastor ,  321-726-9933

Rev. Tim Maxwell – Senior Pastor, 505-293-0854

Rev. Billy Burns – International Children’s Speaker and Writer.



Curly Cangro- Children’s Pastor –813-956-2769


Rev. Jeff Brown –  Youth Pastor - 321-720-9817


Rev. Jim Bunch – 856-257-2519