About Our DS

On July 31, 2016 Bishop Paul L. Leeland announced the appointment of Dr. Darren McClellan as District Superintendent to the Baypines District of The Alabama-West Florida Conference, effective September 1, 2016.


Dr. McClellan was ordained as an elder in The Alabama-West Florida Conference in 2004.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, is a Candler School of Theology at Emory University graduate and received his Doctorate of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary.


His previous appointments also include Society Hill/Williams Chapel, Beulah UMC, Associate at Ashland Place UMC (Mobile), St. Mark UMC (Pensacola), Perdido Bay UMC (Pensacola) and District Superintendent of the Mobile District. 


He and his wife, Kristi, have three sons--Joshua, John, and Max. He is the author of Out of This World: An Assessment of Christian Community.  His other interests include mountain biking and working as a freelance drummer.