Rev. Dr. Darwin Collins


The Rev. Dr. W. Darwin Collins, who retired in 2016 from full-time work as vice president of the Christian Church Foundation for the Great Lakes Zone, now works as a consultant primarily in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He joined the Foundation in September 2008 after a 14-year tenure as regional minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pennsylvania.  

Darwin received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972. In 1974, he attained a Master of Arts degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. From the same institution in 1976, Mr. Collins received a Master of Divinity Degree. He attained a Doctor of Ministry degree at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in 2003. He was honored by Bethany College in 2002 with an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.

Ordained into the ministry in 1976 at Central Christian Church in Uniontown, he served that congregation as a student assistant, assistant minister and associate minister and became senior minister in 1980.

Darwin has served a variety of boards within the Christian Church, including the Commission on Ministry, General Board and as a board of director with Church Extension. He has been a trustee of Bethany College since 2002.

He and his wife Rachel have two grown daughters.

He can be reached at dcollins@ccf.disciples.org or by calling (800) 668-8016.

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