Darrin D. Payne

Born & raised in Passaic County, New Jersey, Mr. MTAC graduated from High School in 1985. His teen interests include being an Honor student, holding office in Student Government, playing the alto saxaphone in jazz, concert and marching band, singing tenor in the choir, performing guest solo work in school, church and various local venues and partying like a "rock star"- his life's disturbance until his late 30's. These years make up his initial MTAC training you can read about in his published memoir "A Conqueror In Training."

He studied various curricula at colleges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania including Accounting, Business Management, and English. His first degree was completed in 1991 and he entered the world of medical imaging. It was a rewarding career for nearly 15 years before he was overcome with a major skeletal defect that took him out of his career permanently. Fortunately,God was birthing his affinity towards ministry ultimately resulting in the development of Conqueror Ministries. He has blessed Rev. D & preserved him during these life-changing events.

He married at age 23 and is blessed to have 3 healthy kids - 2 boys and a girl. The family suffered greatly during the transition years. While learning the ropes of marriage and fatherhood, he began to hear his "writer's voice" emerge.He started his 1st book at 26.He was blessed to go back to school to pursue another degree in Ministry Studies. He is ordained in the Baptist Church where he began preaching in 2005. He has served as Associate Minister in the church preaching, teaching, and sharing the gospel throughout the USA. He speaks annually at various spiritual mens retreats, seminars and special events. He is also known for his singing voice and soloist skills. A 2nd graduation occurred in 2008 at age 40 .

Through many dangers, toils, and snares he discovered God's hand on his life. God continues to preside over Darrin's life and keeps him in the position of His servant. Darrin starts each day by saying to Him, "Thank you Lord for the gifts of life, health and strength"- not because it sounds good but because HE IS GOOD! "

He is the founder and face of the Conqueror Lifestlye he promotes wherever he goes and God just keeps on getting sweeter and sweeter. Darrin's wife, 2 sons and daughter are his Earthly love!