Derek earned his bachelors of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Baptist University in 2010. While at DBU he met Rachel and they got married shortly after graduation. After eight years of student ministry the Lord has given him a passion and excitement about Church planting. Derek and Rachel have adventurous twin boys and a sweet daughter Joanna. Derek is currently finishing his Masters of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys Jesus, time with family and friends, playing board games, and hunting.