Derek grew up at FBC and joined the staff in 2006. He graduated from Baylor University in 1993 and played football for the Bears. He received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997 and completed his Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Derek is married to Renee and they are blessed with two sets of twins: Jackson & Guy and Avery & Anna. Prior to his coming to the FBW staff, Derek served as youth pastor at First Baptist Justin.