Meet the Reverend Daryl K. Kearney
Daryl K. Kearney is the beloved Pastor of Turner Memorial AME Church in Hyattsville, MD. Daryl K. Kearney is known as a powerful preacher of the Gospel, cutting edge leader of God’s people as well as a Leadership Coach. He has helped many to reach their fullest potential and restore their life and community. Rev. Kearney has courageously refused to accept mediocrity in ministry. He is biblically based and Holy Spirit led which has exhibited transformations in the lives of the congregations he has served. Rev. Kearney’s extraordinary vision, unconventional leadership and prophetic calling has the congregations to grow in worship, discipleship, leadership, stewardship, and fellowship.
Rev. Kearney is the founder and president of INPower Ministry Group LLC. Distinguishing himself as an author, Daryl K. Kearney uses INPower Ministry Group as a mechanism to continue spreading his ministry gifts through relevant, timely, and spirit-filled messages, devotionals, postings, and encouraging moments of meditation. Furthermore, Rev. Kearney utilizes and pushes others through the leadership-based ministry to grow the leader withIN.
Daryl K. Kearney is a spiritual advocate, sought after for his transformational leadership approach to ministry. He is a gifted preacher and teacher. Rev. Kearney was born March 16, the only son to Denise Kearney and Donald Williams. He was licensed and preached his trial sermon at the age of 16. Rev. Kearney was educated in the Durham & Orange County public schools; graduated from High School in 1991.
On April 24, 2015 Daryl K. Kearney was assigned to serve as the illustrious pastor of Turner Memorial AM.E. Church in Hyattsville, MD. His 27 years of ministerial experience has prepared Rev. Kearney for innovative, cutting edge ministry and leadership for Hyattsville, MD, which will bring healing, restoration, vitality and empowerment to the people of Prince George’s County, MD and surrounding areas.
While studying in Ohio, Rev. Kearney went into full-time ministry. He faithfully served the people of Springfield and its surrounding communities for 6 years. He was instrumental in assisting in the merger of Broaddus and Wiley United Methodist Churches; thusly formed Covenant United Methodist Church. He not only served as Pastor but also Chief Executive Officer of the Covenant Outreach Center. The Center provided voter education, tutoring for grades 5-8, food and clothing pantry, training and much more community resources.
After leaving Ohio, Rev. Kearney assumed the pastoral leadership of St. James A.M.E. Church in Kinston, NC. There, he continued on his path of leadership and development of several outreach ministries for the community, including Richard Allen Community Development Corporation, Boys and Girls Scouts of America, and the SHARE Program. He also saw the completion and dedication of the Annex to St. James AME Church in 2002.
Rev. Kearney served proudly as the pastor of Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church in Richmond, VA from 2004-2010, and Campbell A.M.E. Church in Southeast, Washington, DC from 2010-2015. His passion for developing outreach ministries, in metro Richmond through his pastoralship, included establishing the Bethel Boutique for the Homeless; a yearly Back-to-School Shoes giveaway for the youth in the community (which last year served over 2,000 persons and gave away over 4000 pairs of shoes). He has partnered with many social services to increase resources in response to the diverse needs in the community. He has organized many forums and symposiums to increase awareness of issues and solutions for the community. He led the 3rd St. Bethel congregation in completing a total renovation of their 155-year-old sanctuary.
During the 142nd Session of the Virginia Annual Conference, Rev. Kearney was instrumental in planning a symposium with local and state government officials on the “Restoration of Voting Rights to Ex-offenders in Virginia." This was the first time that an event of this magnitude had been held at a Virginia Annual Conference. While at Campbell, Rev. Kearney helped make that church a major factor in its surrounding community. Working with the Barry Farms redevelopment committee, Rev. Kearney was sought about by not only residents, but the city council for ideas, thoughts, and guidance. In the midst of major turmoil in our nation, Campbell A.M.E., under Rev. Kearney’s leadership was one of the first churches in the metropolitan DC area to host a “Don’t Shoot/Black Lives Matter” symposium for the congregants and residents.
Rev. Kearney has prepared himself educationally, having received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Morris Brown College ’96; a Masters of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary ’00 in Wilberforce, Ohio. Rev. Kearney is a certified Leadership Assessment Coach, specializing in Executive Dimensions Benchmark, Prospector 360 by Design, & Skill Scope.
Personally, Rev. Kearney is father of two daughters Ve’Andra and Janelle. He is a member of the NAACP and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Rev. Kearney has embraced one of his favorite scriptures as the motto of his life.
"I had fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord, and be of good courage- wait I say on the Lord."
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