Darla Blanton

Children’s Director

Darla Blanton


Married to my husband and chef, Mike Blanton, I have six kids, eight grandsons, and one granddaughter.


I’ve had the amazing privilege of serving as Children’s Director for LifePointe since 2005. I was Director of a Christian school for 19 years, and I attended college in San Diego as a Child Development major. (Southern California is still a favorite vacation spot.)

Book/Author Recommendations

I don’t have a favorite author. I love reading so many different things.

Fun Facts

It took me eight years to finish my degree, because I had three young children at home and worked full time. I took classes at night while teaching Sunday school and Mission Friends. My beautiful Christian mother was such an example. She served, read her Bible every day, and lived for the Lord. A Christian mother is such a gift from God.

Favorite Scripture

Matthew 19:14 “But Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.’”

Favorite Types of Music

I really love Christian Music, especially praise songs. I’m so incredibly blessed to be surrounded by the kids each summer during Vacation Bible School as they dance and sing their hearts out to God. It’s amazing to see the joy and blessing among kids and leaders alike, and to watch God work in big ways.