Pastor Daren L. Barron, MBA, was born and raised in Oakland, California, and is the Senior Pastor of World Conquerors Church. Upon hearing God’s voice to start a church in the Oakland Hills, Pastor Daren was reluctant. His personal desire was to continue his lucrative career working in the software/telecommunications industry; however, the call of God was so strong on his life that he ultimately answered and accepted the challenge to build a church in partnership with his wife, First Lady Monnique Barron.
Pastor Daren was ordained by Bishop Rufus K. Turner at Victory in Praise Church in Stockton, California where he served as Chairman of the Board and Associate Pastor.
Pastor Daren earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of Phoenix earning a Master of Management degree and is currently a Ph.D. candidate. In addition, Pastor Daren attended Fuller Theological Seminary, completing classes towards a Master of Divinity degree.
Pastor Daren married his college sweetheart Monnique on March 30, 1991. Together they have five beautiful children: Drew, Maiyanna, Mone’t, Mariah, and Daren, Jr. (D.J.).
First Lady Monnique Barron was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and is the co-founder and Vice President of Operations at World Conquerors Church. After hearing from Pastor Daren that the Lord was calling him to start a church in the Oakland Hills, First Lady Monnique slowly but surely became one of the key people used of God to encourage Pastor Daren to answer the call. Although they were charting unknown waters, First Lady Monnique believed the Word of God and knew that if God was planting this vision in her husband’s heart, that the provision to make the church become a reality would come from the Lord.
The Lord clearly showed her that she was not to work in corporate America, but that she was to serve as the helpmate to her husband and the primary person used of God to “raise up her children in the way that they should go so that when they get old they would not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
First Lady Monnique earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and is a life-long learner, attending conferences, workshops, classes and other learning opportunities to continue to build her knowledge, faith and understanding of God’s Word. First Lady Monnique and Pastor Daren were married on March 30, 1991 and were blessed with five wonderful children: Drew, Maiyanna, Mone’t, Mariah, and Daren, Jr. (D.J.).