David Padgett is an outstanding Pastor, bestselling author, motivational speaker, or serial killer. Grace tabernacle is one the largest churches in the world. As their pastor, David’s TV and radio ministry reaches millions. His books regularly top the New York Times bestseller list. His internet site generates thousand of hits per day. As a motivational speaker his fee for one lecture is more than most pastors make in a year. He has earned the respect and admiration of the Christian and non-Christian society. His gorgeous wife Anne ministers by his side, his son Robert, the chief associate pastor, is poised to step in as David plans to retire. The future for David and the church seems bright and inviting. It is all a façade. 25 years ago, a woman in the college David attended disappeared. Two weeks later, her body was discovered in a shallow grave in the woods behind the campus. For weeks David was the number one suspect, the case is still open. David is terrified, his past is about to catch up with him, the secret he kept buried over the years as built his ministry is about to be reveled. He is implicated in the mysterious death of Ellen Ridgeway a production assistant and the murder of Linda Darby a prominent member of his church. As the investigation continues, David is arrested. Charged with one murder he becomes the suspect in unsolved murders in each city where he spoke in the past. The secret he protected so carefully is exposed. It seems to David as if everyone including God has turned their back on him. His soul plunges into the dark abyss he feared for so long. Yet God isn’t through with David. He is about to bring His servant out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Out of Darkness
About The Author
In 2009, Darrell tucked in the manuscript of his inspirational non-fiction work, Live Life to the Fullest, with some gifts his wife was sending to friends. They read it and suggested he self- publish the book. Surprisingly, the first printing sold out quickly. This inspired Darrell to publish Out of Darkness, a Christian murder mystery, followed by a new rendition of Never Ending Spring. Today Darrell has eight books in print, with his ninth, Tales from My Back Porch, to be released in June 2017.
Darrell’s time continues to be divided between jail and prison ministry and writing.