Chris Darland was challenged to become involved with missions while in the Marine Corps. After watching a video depicting a people group coming to Christ, he realized the enormous need for the gospel in unreached people groups. He has been a staff member at New Tribes Bible Institute for almost 20 years. Always smiling, Chris is known around school for having great relationships with his students and bringing his animated sense of humor into the classroom. He has taught various subjects during his time at New Tribes Bible Institute; “Life of Christ”, “Evangelism”, and “Public Speaking” being just a few of these.
Where are you from originally? Oregon
When did you join the Jackson/Waukesha team? 1997
What is your favorite thing about serving at NTBI? Interacting with the students. They keep me growing.
What is something the student body might not know about you? I love strategy games.
At what point in your life were you convinced to become involved with missions? 1993 – I saw the Ee-Taow video when I was in the military over in Okinawa.
What is your favorite place to eat in Jackson/Waukesha? West Texas BBQ
What pastimes do you enjoy? Strategy Games/Being outdoors
Do you have a “hero of the faith” that you admire, and if so, what about them is inspiring? The Apostle Peter- He wasn’t right all the time, but he knew who he was before God, and he kept going.
Who is your favorite author? Francis Schaeffer
Where is your favorite place to spend time? Elk Rapids, MI
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Anna Wishart is a graduate of Ethnos360 Bible Institute and continues to seek ways to be involved with missions through writing. She currently lives in Winchester, Virginia, and enjoys biking, art, friends, the mountain views, and attending Fellowship Bible Church.