Darla Jackson Hughes, wife of Lead Pastor Brian Hughes, began her ministry in 1981 while serving as a Music Minister at Calvary Church in Springfield, Illinois where she led both adult and children's choir/ensembles. In her many years of ministry, she has also worked as a Care and Connection Pastor, Staff Pastor, and Administrative Assistant to the Lead Pastor.
She currently oversees the Women's Ministry. She is passionate about seeing women become all God desires for them to be. Her desire is to see every generation of women extend a helping hand to the generation that is younger. Darla has a Bachelors Degree in Music. She enjoys interior design, scrapbooking, crafts, traveling, and spending time with Brian and their two children and their families.