At an early age this Californian surfer had a passion for traveling the world. Darren Coté took on the adventurous challenged of a fashion model and spent his 20‘s living in Paris, Milan, Munich, Tokyo, New York and Miami. Amid all the crazy ups and downs of living the dream one day and looking for a job the next he became very aware of his need for God. “I saw all that the world had to offer and it was empty,” he adds. Through a difficult season in life, Darren made a commitment to live for Jesus Christ and the true adventure began.
After pastoring for 15 years, Darren Coté continues his passion for biblical teaching and serving the under-resourced global church as the president of Gospel Light Worldwide. Darren and his wife, Christine also lead a Christian humanitarian nonprofit organization that cares for orphans amid the AIDS pandemic in Africa (AfricanOrphanOutreach.org). He earned degrees in theology and business and has a passion to break down the glossy religious pretenses that too often turn people off from coming to church.
Philippians 1:25-26: “I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.”