Hello, my name is Darryl Root and I am the Non-Stipendiary Minister at Bulwell URC.
I grew up in the URC, so you might say it is in my DNA. I started training for ministry in 2009 at Sarum College, Salisbury, and was ordained and inducted to Hassocks URC, Sussex in 2009. I was there until 2021 when I moved to Nottingham. I was inducted to part-time ministry at Bulwell in April 2022.
I enjoy going to the gym, cycling, and gardening. I also enjoy walking along with my husband Peter and have done several of the National Trails in England. When I'm not out and about I enjoy a good detective story and I am also a bit of a Star Trek fan.
I don't have a favourite Bible verse but a passage that means a lot whenever I read it is Ephesians 1 v 18 – 20 where the apostle Paul writes:
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right and in the heavenly realms
If that mighty power of God is at work in the life of Christians then there should be nothing that we cannot do in his name and for his glory.