Darryl Lamar Smith was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from Kirkman High School in 1983 and served in the US Army for three years. God saved him in 1991; he was licensed to preach in 1992 and ordained in 1994.
He has been on staff with Cru since 1996, working with high school students at Howard High School in Chattanooga. For six years, he served as Chattanooga’s City Director and the Southeast Regional Director for three years. In the summer of 2006, Cru chose Darryl as the Executive Director for the High School ministry, in which he served until he was chosen as the Director of Oneness and Diversity in 2017.
Darryl is married to Gwen and has three children.