Darius Gray was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on December 12, 1945. At the age of 19, Darius chose to be baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, despite the racial restrictions the church held to at the time. Through his adult life, he has been an activist, speaker and author for African American Latter Day Saints and has done much to educate others, and heal relationships within the church.

Darius has had a wide and varied career spanning from television broadcaster to publishing executive, to president of a high-performance car parts company. He is a genealogist who, among other things, headed up the massive African American’s Freedmens Bank Records project. He is a founder and former president, serving for thirty years, of the Genesis Group, the LDS Church’s official organization for supporting black Latter-day Saints, their families, and friends.

He is married to Leslee, with whom he has one son. They live in Midvale, Utah.