Darrell Who?

Darrell B. Harrison serves as Director of Digital Platforms at Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur, pastor-teacher at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA.

In his role at Grace to You, Darrell is responsible for overseeing the ministry’s social media strategy. Darrell has a blog called Just Thinking . . . for Myself,” with more than 74,000 subscribers. He is also the lead host of the Just Thinking podcast, one of the most influential long-form Christian podcasts in the world, with more than 5.4 million downloads since its debut in December, 2017.

Darrell is a 2013 fellow of the Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) in Princeton, New Jersey, and is also a 2015 graduate of the Theology and Ministry program at PTS. He is currently in the final phase of certification as a biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

Darrell and his wife Melissa reside in Valencia, California. They have three adult children—Collin, Naomi, and Yasmine—each of whom resides in their native state of Georgia.

22 thoughts on “Darrell Who?

  1. Annie Kauffman

    Darrell, I have thoroughly enjoyed your most recent posts!! Thank you so much for writing and keep them comin’!! (Annie from California … Malibu Presbyterian Church)


    One of my white brothers, an elder, just shared your “melanin Jesus” post with me. I’ve never heard of you & I have genuine affection for my brother. What struck me most is that this is a brother who never has much to say towards race relations in our country. I on the other hand am very vocal mostly. And I notice the hoards of minority groups fleeing Christ & his church because to them he represents someone who doesn’t care for their kind. Doesn’t speak up for them & doesn’t defend them. And they get this representation from the way he’s presented to our country by “White christianity.”
    My point is, in the face of all this, I was not thrilled to see my silent brother finally speak up just to say, “Jesus isn’t black either. ” While I do believe that’s theologically true, for him to ignore so many other helpful things he could say, only to add this to the conversation was less than helpful. Just wanted to share that with you. Blessings

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  4. I’m new to finding you. I read some of your twitter replys and thought “who is this man?” You are deeper in your relationship with Jesus than most people I come across. Please keep giving us the hard truth! So grateful to God to be able to get your messages!

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  6. Marcus Bethel

    Mr,Harrison , it is refreshing to see a man of color with such high reverence for the word of GOD . To often in the black church is just about social justice and antics like being ” slain in the spirit ” .You’ll be hard pressed to find a reformed church with any black people in it . Let the reformation begin in our black churches . But we need real expository preachers and not self help and social justice leaders in the pulpit . GOD BLESS

  7. Evie A.

    Your tweets are so thought provoking that I thought I would subscribe to your blog. I appreciate your insights and perspectives, not to mention your love for our Lord. Thanks for all the time and energy you spend giving us rich food for thought!

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  11. Brother Darrell, you are a great encouragement. I always look forward to hearing what you and Virgil have to present and discuss. Thank you for all the effort and hard work you put into the podcast. You are a blessing in my life and I thank the Lord for you and pray for you, and Virgil as you serve the body of Christ in this way, as encouragers and exhorters to pursue the Lord Jesus and the truth of His sovereign Word. Everything depends on the Word of God. Thank you for being a faithful steward of the Word. Blessings from Canada.

  12. benn5000

    Brother Darrell,
    Your love for our Lord Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, Is being used in a mighty way to open the eyes of those lost in the lies of the enemy. Thank you so much my brother for standing for the truth. Keep up the good fight. You give me courage. I pray for your strength and protection.
    Love in Christ,
    Bob Bennett
    Daniel 12:3