Who is Pastor Derek?

Are you married? Yes, my wife Nicholle and I were married in June of 1995. We are going on 18 years of marriage! Praise God!

Any kids? yep, two boys. Spencer who is 13 years old and Samuel who is 11 years. They both enjoy youth group, awana, and baseball.

Where did you grow up and where do you currently reside? I grew up in Capsitrano Beach California, a sleepy little beach community in Southern Orange County. We are currently living in Temecula, California.

Where did you go to school? I spent four years at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. I received my bachlor's degree in pastoral studies under Dr. John Koessler. I am currently enrolled at Moody School of Theology pursuing my MA in Applied Biblical Studies. 

Who are some of your favorite preachers? John MacArthur Jr, Mike Fabarez, Alistair Begg, Jonathan Edwards,  J. Gresham Machen, and Richard Baxter to name a few.

What is your goal as a pastor? My goal is to glorify God by making disciples. I want to help followers of Christ embrace their purpose to make disciples by engaging the lost, encouraging the found, and equipping the body.