Derrick began serving as Lead Pastor at BVBC in May 2007.
He has been married to his wife, Julie since 1990 and they have two children, Caleb (married to Dani) and Abbey (married to Alex).
Derrick received a B.A. from Oklahoma Baptist University, a MDiv from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and most recently, a DMin from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working toward a PhD at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He is a lifelong fan of the Kansas City Royals and enjoys quail and pheasant hunting and model trains.