Poway, CA /Press/November 27, 2018 – Dr. Darrow Perkins, Jr., TH.D Head Pastor at Mesa View Baptist Church was recognized as a Top Professional of North America 2018 – 2019 by The Who’s Who Directories. The accomplishments and achievements attained by Dr. Darrow Perkins, Jr., in the field of Ministry Leader Services warrants inclusion into the Top Professionals of North America.
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” Pastor, Dr. Darrow Perkins, Jr.
Dr. Darrow Perkins, Jr. is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the fourth of five children of Darrow Sr. and Lilly Perkins. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized. He graduated from West Jefferson High School in Harvey, Louisiana and then entered the U. S. Marine Corps.
He renewed his relationship with Christ in March of 1990 at the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Okinawa, Japan under the pastorate of the Rev. Charles S. Reynolds, where he was ordained a Deacon in February 1991. During June of 1991 he was transferred to Millington, Tennessee and became a member of the First Baptist Church (now Historical First Baptist Church) under the pastorate of the Rev. Quintin R. Smith, where he accepted his call into the Gospel Ministry in December 1992. He preached his first sermon and was licensed to preach the Gospel in April 1993, and was ordained to preach the Gospel in November 1993. Due to military reassignment, the family was relocated to San Diego, CA and during August 1995, he became a member of the Linda Vista Second Baptist Church in San Diego, CA under the pastorate of Dr. David C. Greene. There he served as a Sunday School Teacher, Minister of Evangelism and Outreach, Techniques of Teaching Instructor, Pastor of Christian Education, and implemented and served as the first Facilitator for the Marriage Enrichment Ministry. He began his current work in the Lord as the Pastor of Mesa View Baptist Church during May, 2002. Since assuming the pastorate at Mesa View, the church has grown, ministries have increased, and God has “enlarged their territory” with the recent purchase of their current multi-million dollar church campus in Poway, CA.
To help him effectively operate in his ministry assignment, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology (Summa Cum Laude) in April 1998, his Master’s Degree in Theology (Summa Cum Laude) in October 2000, and his Doctorate Degree in Theology in May 2001 from the Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, GA. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary (www.andersonvilleseminary.com).
In addition to his current responsibilities, Dr. Perkins has been afforded opportunities to facilitate a Marriage Enrichment Conference in Monroe, NC and a Marriage Enrichment Cruise aboard the MS Paradise to the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. He was an instructor for Immanuel Bible College in Lemon Grove, CA, and has been a featured contributing writer for the Soul of San Diego Magazine (www.thesoulof sandiegomag.com). He has served as the Recording, Corresponding, and currently as the General Secretary for the Progressive Baptist District Association of Southern California; Chairman of the Foreign Mission Board of the California Missionary Baptist State Convention; and as a member of the Foreign Mission Board of the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America. The Lord has used him to preach in the United States, while on deployment aboard the USS Peleliu, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and recently by teaching pastor’s conferences and preaching crusades in Malawi, Africa, and is available as a conference speaker on Christian Stewardship.
Dr. Perkins and his wife Teresa have been married since August 1985 and have three adult children: Stephanie, Tara, and Darrow III. He served his country honorably and retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Chief Warrant Officer W3 on September 1, 2003 after 20 years of honest and faithful service. For his efforts, he has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, two Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, three Good Conduct Medals and a host of other awards and commendations. In addition, Dr. Perkins receive the honor of being Pastor of the year in October 2018.
The Who’s Who Directories, a New York based biographical publication company, distinguishes and profiles leading professionals who demonstrate recognizable success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of individual accomplishments and achievement within the North American community.