Marquis Emerging Leaders

Rev. Darryl Allen Tate

Title: Reverend

Company: United Methodist Church

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Education:  MA, Master of Divinity, Louisiana State University, Perkins School of Theology, Fairfax, 1993; BA, Theology, Southern Methodist University

Career History: Multiple Line Insurance, Ourso Insurance & Financial Service, Incorporated, LA, 2018 – present; Pastor, Rayville United Methodist Church, 2012 – present; President/CEO, Louisiana United Methodist Church Disaster Incorporated, 2005 – present; Pastor, Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1978 – present;

Type of Business: Religious Services

Darryl AllenTate, Reverend at the United Methodist Church, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of faith and religious services.

Rev. Tate got his calling to the ministry when he was 12 years old. He was able to start in his first church at 17 years old. On Palm Sunday in 1972, he was confirmed in the church and baptized. By Easter of that year, he had a burning desire to preach the word of Christ. At that time, Rev. Tate’s pastor, Robert Crislow, became his mentor, and took him under his wing, and by age 14, he had his own set of keys to the church. He furthered explored the teachings of his faith by earning a Bachelor of Arts in theology from Southern Methodist University. He continued at the Perkins School of Theology at Louisiana State University to receive a Master of Arts and Master of Divinity in 1993.

In Rev. Tate’s line of work, he is focused on evangelism, building relationships and teaching. Attributing his success to God and his family, he further illuminates that “God did it all….” He had great parents and great support throughout his life. Since 1978, Rev. Tate has been a pastor at the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. He became the president and CEO of the Louisiana Methodist Church Disaster Incorporated in 2005, and in 2012 became a pastor for the Rayville United Methodist Church. In addition to his faith-based work, Rev. Tate has worked with multiple lie insurance with Ourso Insurance & Financial Service, Incorporated since 2018.

Recognized for his abilities in providing faith and evangelism services to his community, Rev. Tate has received several accolades. These accounts of achievement include the Harry Dinmin Evangelist Award in 2016 and the Preacher of the Year Award from the Louisiana Moral Civic Foundation in 1992. In his spare time, he spends time in his civic duties with St. Jude, the Heart Association and the Susan B. Komen Foundation. He maintains membership with Kiwanis International and was previously a president of Rotary Club International. Furthermore, Rev. Tate has been involved with the 32nd Degree Mason, as a Master Mason of the Lodge and as a state chaplain for the Masons. He served as a high school football official for 16 years.

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