Apostle Darryl L. Winston
Darryl L. Winston is a native of Atlanta, GA. He is a graduate of the prestigious Northside High School. He matriculated at Bishop College in Dallas, Texas and received a Bachelor in Social Welfare from the GSU. His stellar career includes six years in the military as a Chaplain Assistant and later as a Chaplain in the National Guard. He started his ministry in Europe and was often called upon to minister to military personnel and their families. He fitted himself well as a Marketing Executive at Frito-Lay and US Sprint. He accepted his call to ministry in 1986 and was ordained in 1991 at the historic Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Darryl Winston has distinguished himself as a Pastor, Community Activist, Deputy Coroner, and Youth Advocate He is a much sought after Spiritual Advisor, Counselor, and Life Coach for several leaders spanning business, politics, government, education, and entertainment for the past thirty years.
He is known for his unique empowerment approach offering progressive strategies in the faith communities as well as the market place. He has lectured at national conferences, colleges, and universities. Darryl Winston’s School of Ministry has trained over 600 leaders from many different denominations and backgrounds.
His visionary leadership has resulted in numerous national and local initiatives aimed at empowering and educating the masses of people that have been marginalized spiritually, socially, economically and politically. In 1995, he organized Greater Works Ministries initially as an outreach ministry to youth and has since parlayed it to one of the most innovative churches in the Nation. As an entrepreneur and business strategist, he has organized churches and outreach initiatives fostering tremendous growth and monumental advancements by launching a plethora of for-profit and nonprofit entities, to include community development corp., community housing groups, child development centers and recovery programs aimed at benefiting veterans as well as persons with disabilities
Mercy Seat Assembly, a church founded in January 2001 to serve as an innovative spiritual center in the North Atlanta Metropolitan area. Mercy Seat is a multicultural ministry that offers spiritual and educational empowerment via a plethora of programs and initiatives designed to bring individuals into a saving redemptive relationship with Jesus the Christ.
He has written Op-Eds for numerous publications, such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution along with other national publications. As a leading figure in community affairs, he has made appearances on several networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, TBN, CBN and other national and local media outlets for various empowerment projects. Darryl Winston is the recipient of numerous awards for his outstanding contributions throughout the nation and celebrated as an influential spiritual leader. Darryl Winston is the husband of Juakena Winston, has four children.