Darrell Johns has served as pastor of Atlanta West Pentecostal Church since 1995. Prior to moving to Atlanta, he served as General Youth President of the UPCI. He was licensed with the UPCI in 1978. His ministry experience includes youth, family, and pastoral ministry as well as leadership training. He served as District Superintendent of the Georgia District UPCI from 2013-2021. He was elected Assistant General Superintendent for the Eastern Zone, UPCI, in 2021. His life goal is to develop leaders for the Kingdom of God. 



  • Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor at First Pentecostal Church in Jackson, Mississippi, 1978-1988
  • Instructor at Jackson College of Ministries, 1979-1988  
  • Administrator of Jackson College of Ministries, 1986-1988
  • Sectional Youth Leader in Mississippi District, UPCI, 1979-1987  
  • District Youth President of the Mississippi District, UPCI, 1987  
  • Director of Promotions, General Youth Division, UPCI, 1987-1988  
  • General Youth Secretary, UPCI, 1988-1993
  • General Youth President, UPCI, 1993-1995
  • Pastor, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church, August 31, 1995-present
  • Pastoral Board Member, Global Missions Division, UPCI, 1997-2013
  • Secretary, Division of Education UPCI, 2007-2009
  • Board member of Gateway College of Evangelism, 2008-2012
  • President, Gateway College of Evangelism, 2009-2012
  • Board member of Urshan Graduate School of Theology/Urshan College, 2012-2021
  • District Superintendent, Georgia District, UPCI, 2013-2021
  • General Executive Presbyter of the Eastern Zone, UPCI, 2014-2016; 2018-2020  
  • Assistant General Superintendent of the Eastern Zone, UPCI, 2021- present


  • Graduated, Hialeah High School in 1973
  • Graduated Co-Salutatorian from Jackson College of Ministries, with a degree in Theology, in 1978. Received the Jacksonian Award
  • Spouse - Carol Johns
  • Son - Ryan and Kinsie Johns, Camden and Kendall
  • Son - Joel and Alonda Johns, Lincoln, Zara, and Nora
  • Son - Justin and Theresa Johns, Rhett, and Warren

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