Darrin L. Harris is former Senior/Founding Pastor of Freedom Fellowship Ministries United Church of Christ, CEO of Ekhaya Youth Project, Inc., CEO Ekhaya Music Group and CEO Darrin L. Harris Professional Coaching Services, LLC. As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he is well versed and equipped in assisting leaders in becoming great leaders. After a life-changing mission to Africa in 2007, Darrin L. Harris began the Ekhaya Youth Project, Inc. a nonprofit that serves and supports youth and their families. In 2010 Ekhaya Youth Project was awarded a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation and Peyton Manning’s PeyBack Foundation to implement an antiviolence/mentoring initiative for at-risk youth in the Greater New Orleans community. Ekhaya Youth Project has been able to provide youth Independent Living Skills Building and mental health/substance abuse support services to over 2000 youth and families throughout 64 parishes in the state of Louisiana. In 2018 Darrin retired as a disabled veteran but still continues to serve and assist other nonprofits start-ups, conducts public speaking seminars/engagements, and volunteers as a veteran peer advocate.