In this week’s chapel, Darrell Yoder gave a message entitled “Walls” from Ephesians 2:11-22. He drew our attention to walls in our personal lives and in the Church as a whole, going back even to the Jews and Gentiles in the early Church.

On the cross, Jesus demolished the walls between us and the Father. He also demolished the walls between us and those who are different than us. While it doesn’t remove our differences, this truth should encourage us choose to belong together—which has the potential to show the world the reality of Jesus and the cross.


Darrell is a Jesus follower, husband, father, pastor and teacher. He earned his Master of Divinity from GRTS in 2007 and has served in pastoral ministry since 2009. Currently, Darrell is a program director and adjunct professor at GRTS and gives leadership to the Pirsig Fellowship, Kern Scholars and Talking Points programs. In this role, Darrell engages students in the classroom, the recruiting process, one-on-one mentoring, and more. He also engages pastors and churches through Talking Points events, pulpit supply and coffee/lunch meetings. Outside of work, Darrell enjoys doing life with his wife and three kids, spending time with friends, distance running, grilling and a good cup of Yirgacheffe.

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