Bishop Darren L. Gay, Sr. is the Pastor, Founder, and Visionary of Higher Way Ministries in Petersburg, Virginia. Bishop Gay is a product of the Sussex County Public School System and a graduate of Richard Bland College. He attended Ferrum College Baptist Seminary and received his Doctorate Degree in Divinity from St. Thomas Christian College. Bishop Gay has been preaching the word of God for over 30 years, with 25 of those years serving as the Senior Pastor of Higher Way Ministries – Petersburg Campus.
In addition, he serves as Executive Director of the B.A.L.M. Center (Breaking Addictions Learning Mentoring). Being obedient to the voice of God, he launched the E.A.G.L.E.S. Fellowship of Pastors and Leaders (Empowering and Assisting God’s Leaders For Extraordinary Servanthood). He is married to the former Danielle Bell of Hagerstown, Maryland, and they have four children and one granddaughter.