Chris Conti

Senior Pastor

Chris has served as senior pastor of Darby Community Church since March 2006. He and his wife Samantha have been married 23 years and have four sons and two daughters, one of which is at home with the Lord. Chris is a UF Gator alumni, having a BS in Building Construction Management. 


After several years in the construction industry and a few years teaching in the public schools, God called him to pastoral ministry.  He received his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and completed Doctoral of Ministry Studies at Gordon Conwell. He was ordained in 2002 at Idlewild Baptist Church. Prior to arriving at DCC, Pastor Chris and Samantha were used of God to plant Grace Harbor Community Church in Providence, Rhode Island. 


Currently, Chris is also a chaplain with Corporate Chaplains Of America and a teacher at Darby Christian Academy. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family and occasionally playing the guitar & bass guitar. Most of all his greatest joy is that he is a son and a servant of God through his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Mark Narankevicius

Teaching/Associate Pastor

Mark and his wife, Trina, have been married since 2012. They have both been serving at Darby Community Church since 2011 ( before they were even married!). They have been blessed with two sons.


Mark was homeschooled his entire life. He has been involved in ministry since he was seventeen years old. In 2011 he joined Darby Community Church as the youth minister, and 2014 he was ordained to the pastoral ministry. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Mark enjoys reading, writing, drinking coffee, long conversations, blogging, and running. He and Trina wrote, directed, and acted in three plays with A Passion for Jesus Ministries.

Caleb & Shanna Thompson

Worship Leaders

Caleb and Shanna are a brother-sister team. Caleb is currently a student with Christian Leaders Institute. Shanna is currently a music student at the University of Tampa and a piano teacher. They have been doing music in churches for nearly their entire lives. They also help lead worship for WIT Ministries.

Beth Melton

Church Administrator/ Darby Christian Academy Principal