Darin C. Smith

Senior Pastor


Since April 2015, Rev. Darin C. Smith has served as senior pastor of Tower View Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. He has 15+ years of various ministry experience including preaching/teaching, student ministry, evangelism/apologetics, internet ministries, church planting, and a passion for anything and everything in the local church.

Darin holds a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in Communication from William Jewell College, a Master of Divinity (with honors) from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently working on a Doctor of Divinity in Puritan Studies from The North American Reformed Seminary.

He released his first book, The Daily Message Devotional: 365 Devotions to Bring You Closer to Christ, in 2013 after 11+ years of daily devotion writing, starting at the age of 15. In 2014, Darin ghostwrote over 250+ devotions for the The Action Bible. He also has two forth-coming books: 10 Short Prayers of the Bible (summer 2015) and Gospel Joy: Sermons From Philippians (fall 2015). You may read Darin’s personal blog (opinions are his own, not a reflection or statement of the church) at www.DarinCSmith.com.

Darin is husband to Natalie, who works as a Registered Nurse, and father to Simeon (2) and Scarlett (1).

Words and phrases that excite Darin include: God, Gospel, Natalie, Simeon, Scarlett, family,  evangelism, running, local church, fishing, pizza, BibleWorks, exegesis, penal substitutionary atonement, God’s attritbutes, and more

His favorite verse? Psalm 68:19 (ESV) // “Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.”