Darryl Duke was born December 14, 1959 in York, Pennsylvania. As a child he experienced much uncertainty in his life, and as a result, he began acting out and getting into trouble as a teenager. Despite being filled with fears and insecurities, through hard work and a drive not to fail, Darryl won a novice Golden Gloves championship at the age of 16. It was after this, however, that he would begin a slow and steady pattern of drinking that led to an empty and unfulfilled life.
In 1996, Darryl decided enough was enough and stopped drinking for good. He used Alcoholics Anonymous and The Twelve Steps to help him find happiness and peace of mind, but after several years of sobriety he began longing for answers that AA couldn’t give him; “Why are we are here?” And. “Is there really a God? As he searched for those answers, he continued growing both spiritually and as a personal and soon came to believe that helping others was his calling in life.
Darryl has never stopped trying to grow as a person and tries hard to believe that something created life and the Universe for a reason. Today, a belief in himself and the possibility of a creator keeps Darryl moving forward on a path that he hopes will enable him to help people believe at least two things: That everything’s going to be all right even when it’s not. And that we can be all right even when we’re not.
“Although I try to be a better person than I was before, there are times when I say or do something I don’t like myself for. However, because I have learned to love myself unconditionally, I don’t beat myself up over it. Instead, I look at where I was at fault, apologize to someone if necessary, and do whatever is needed to improve on myself and my behaviors. Spiritual and personal growth are the main factors behind me becoming a better person. And faith in something that created life and the universe for a reason is the foundation for that growth.” ~Darryl Duke