Darrell Smith is a teacher, writer, liturgist, and integral theologian. Serving both in the church and as the founding director of Chapter 3—an ecumenical, non-profit committed to serving people and the common good—Darrell has been exploring and, at times, protesting faith, religion and spirituality for over twenty years.
Darrell’s exploration and protest has led him to homeless shelters, recovery groups, and refugee ghettos as well as universities, churches, and prisons. He has supported relief efforts in Central and South America and worked with such organizations as Renovaré, Apprentice, and Kairos Prison Ministry.
Darrell attended the Perkins School of Theology, Wayland Baptist University, the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies, and Texas A&M University and holds degrees in English, Speech Communication, Christian Ministry, and Worship Studies. His most recent published work is 2019’s Faith Lies: Seven Incomplete Ideas That Hijack Faith and How to See Beyond Them.
For the last 20 years, Darrell has served at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. Darrell is married to Stacy, and they have three children—Nathanael, Samuel, and Abigail. His personal interests include basketball, fitness, kickboxing, music, and good conversation.