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The Wow Factor

May 27, 2020

Darin McAllister joins The WOW Factor today. Darin is the author of S.O.S. – Survivors Of Storms: S.O.S, a book that takes you through a series of his unique life experiences. Darin is a Graduate of Oral Roberts University with a B.A. in Theology, Pastoral care. He joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1990 and served the city through some of its most tumultuous times, including the Rodney King beating, the L.A. riots, and the O.J. Simpson trial. He later went on to serve for 14 years as a Special Agent with Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he received the Directors Award and the Attorney General’s Award for excellence in investigations. After moving to Tennessee and suffering through the recession of 2008-2009 Darin found himself in a lawsuit and indicted with 19 counts against him. He went on to serve 3 years in prison. There he led a ministry group, taught bible study, started tutoring and leading men toward Christ. 


In this episode you'll learn about Darin's experience working for the LAPD and starting a security guard company for Hollywood’s elite, as well as why he had to file bankruptcy and how he was  convicted of a crime and served 3 years in jail. The reoccurring theme throughout this episode is that Darin stayed strong in his faith, even through the adversities he faced during his time in Jail. He never considered himself a victim and has used his time on this planet to serve those in need and lead others toward God.

What To Listen For:

  • How Darin got his first job at age 8
  • Getting close with the Lord during college
  • Darin’s first experience with leadership, leading his college band
  • Why not being able to pass Chemistry Class in College changed the trajectory of his life
  • Moving to Los Angeles to do ministry work in the inner city and ending up as a policeman with the LAPD
  • Darin’s experience working in the gang unit and policing during a tumultuous time in Los Angeles
  • Starting a ministry group for his fellow police officers who had experienced trauma
  • How Darin started a Security Guard company working with Hollywood's elite
  • Transferring to the FBI and winning several awards
  • Being convicted of a crime and serving 3 years in prison
  • Why Darin decided to conduct bible study while in jail


Key Take Away: Use your gifts to guide others toward a life of service and you will be rewarded.



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Darin McAllister

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