Rev. Daren Busenitz
Senior Vice President of Ministry Mobilization
Daren became a missionary with World Impact after graduating from Moody Bible Institute in 1999. He joined the Wichita staff, and shortly after moving into a house in the Oaklawn community of South Wichita, became the church-plant team leader in April of 2000. During this time, Daren married Tina Entz, the daughter of World Impact missionaries Andy and Lisa Entz.
In 2005, Daren became the Wichita Church Plant Director, which included the oversight of three church plants in transition. In June of 2008, Daren provided leadership in starting the newest church plant, Christ the Victor, with the vision to start a movement of multiplying churches among the urban poor. The church began in their basement and has since multiplied a Spanish-speaking church as well as more potential churches starting in other cities.
In February of 2009, Daren took on the role of Wichita City Director and gave oversight to the Wichita ministry as a whole. In July of 2013, Daren took over the role of Regional Director of Ministry of World Impact Midwest. In 2016, Daren became the Midwest Regional Vice President. In 2019, Daren became the SVP of Ministry Mobilization.
Daren and Tina welcomed their first child, Jackson, on September 6, 2009; their second, Justus, on August 11, 2012; and their third Caden, on July 6, 2018.
To learn more about Daren, check out his blog.