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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 team? 1997

What is your favorite thing about serving at EBI? 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?  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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