Rev. Daren Busenitz
Daren became a missionary with World Impact after graduating from Moody Bible Institute in 1999. He joined the Wichita staff, and shortly after moving into a house in the Oaklawn community of South Wichita, became the church-plant team leader in April of 2000. During this time, Daren married Tina Entz, the daughter of World Impact missionaries Andy and Lisa Entz.
In 2005, Daren became the Wichita Church Plant Director, which included the oversight of three church plants in transition. In June of 2008, Daren provided leadership in starting the newest church plant, Christ the Victor, with the vision to start a movement of multiplying churches among the urban poor. The church began in their basement and has since multiplied a Spanish-speaking church as well as more potential churches starting in other cities.
In February of 2009, Daren took on the role of Wichita City Director and gave oversight to the Wichita ministry as a whole. He also gave leadership in beginning The Urban Church Association, which comes alongside urban pastors of small churches who have little or no other connections.
In July of 2013, Daren took over the role of Regional Director of Ministry of World Impact Midwest. He now oversees the development of World Impact’s Four Focus Areas in the Midwest Region. This is in alignment with the vision to find, equip, and release indigenous leaders in starting and strengthening the local church among the urban poor.
In 2016, Daren became the Midwest Regional Vice President.
In addition to his responsibilities with World Impact, Daren and Tina welcomed their first child, Jackson Sean, on September 6, 2009, and their second, Justus Scott, on August 11, 2012.
To learn more about Daren, check out his blog.