Darryll Stinson is an entrepreneur, pastor, speaker and most importantly a suicide survivor. He played defensive end at Central Michigan University from 2008-2011. He attempted to take his life in 2011 due to an athletic career-ending injury. Through a life-changing encounter at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, Darryll got a second chance and came to believe that his life mattered. He began the arduous journey of discovering what his identity and purpose was outside of sports. After years of research, meditation, workshops, and cross-examination, Darryll gained clarity of his identity, found his purpose and began to help others do the same. Darryll is the voice behind SeondChanceAthletes.com. He is an executive pastor of Growth Ministries at Life Church International in Duluth, GA, where he oversees guest experience, small groups, and community outreach. He also serves partners with Fellowship of Christian Athletes to help athletes better their character, faith and athletic performance. Stinson a husband and father of three beautiful daughters is on a mission to help people experience life — and life more abundantly.

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  • What is your favorite quote? Sometimes you have to believe in somebody else's belief in you before you can believe in yourself.
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? Yes. Key accomplishments Won 2018 Gwinnett County’s Dave Hunter Community Service Award due to active participation in raising funding for the Duluth High school’s football program and bui
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? Reading, Movies, Entertainment, Sporting Events
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? Bishop Td Jakes, Craig Groeschel, Travis Hall, John Maxwell, Darrel Stinson, Eric Thomas, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Michelle Obama, Oprah and Keon Henderson because they are all pe