In 2013 with a small team, Darren and Brandy Whitehead founded Church of the City. They had a vision to plant a family of churches that live in the way of Jesus for the renewal of global cities. In 2015, The People’s Church joined Church of the City bringing two new congregations into the movement. In 2017, Church of the City – New York was launched with longtime friend Jon Tyson. Every weekend more than 6000 people attend one of five churches across Nashville and New York City.
Originally from Australia, Darren Whitehead has lived in the United States for 20 years. For 8 years, Darren was a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church sharing weekend teaching responsibilities that were broadcast to all campuses across Chicagoland.
Darren earned his Masters in Ministry and is currently completing his final dissertation for his Doctorate. He recently released his second book, Holy Roar: 7 Words That Will Change The Way You Worship, co-authored with worship leader Chris Tomlin.
Darren lives with his wife, Brandy, and their three daughters in Nashville, Tennessee.