Reverend Keith A. Darlington

Reverend Keith A. Darlington was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was raised in a Christian home with strong ties to his family’s Barbados heritage.

Vocation

He has served as an Associate Minister at Christian Faith Baptist Church since 2018, during which time he has led bible study, preached the Word, facilitated leadership seminars, and worked to advance the Kingdom of God by supporting the ministry. Rev. Darlington accepted his call to ministry in 1980 while a member of Pentecostal Tabernacle in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was ordained by Christian Faith Baptist Church as a minister in 2021.

Education

Rev. Darlington holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Boston University; a Master of Divinity Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; and a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

CAREER

He retired from the United States Air Force in 2015 after serving as a Chaplain for 30 years. During his highly decorated career, he served as pastor to the military community in various locations, including Georgia, Alabama, North Dakota, Colorado, Turkey, and Italy. He has served as Command Chaplain, responsible for nine Air Force bases in the Pacific Region, including Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Japan, and Korea. He deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star for leadership during combat operations.

In his capacity as chaplain, he led numerous faith-based community events including prayer breakfasts, marriage retreats, and revivals. While stationed in Montgomery, Alabama, Rev. Darlington was honored to preach at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. He also represented the Air Force at a Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout his career, he developed leadership capacity in others through mentoring, teaching, and leading by example. Rev. Darlington is married to Debra Clarice Smith Darlington, who is originally from New York City. They have 4 adult children, 3 daughters-in-law, 2 adorable grandchildren, and 1 energetic dog.