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Meet Our Staff


Derek began working as the Minister of Counseling at Broadmoor Baptist Church, directing the Thomas C. Pennell Christian Counseling Center in June 2009. He is an ordained minister and Licensed Professional Counselor, currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Derek has a Master of Divinity with Specialization in Psychology and Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as an adjunct professor in Leavell College at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Prior to joining the staff at Broadmoor Baptist Church, Derek worked as a Mental Health Therapist and Director of Employee Assistance Programs at Region 8 Mental Health in Brandon, MS. He also worked as a contract therapist for Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison, MS.

Derek accepted a call to full-time ministry in 2001. Since then he has served as Interim College & Singles Pastor at Colonial Heights Baptist Church in Jackson, MS and Pastoral Intern at FBC Gulfport, MS.

Before surrendering to full-time ministry, Derek worked as an Accounting Manager and Senior Accountant for Coca-Cola Enterprises in Memphis, TN and Jackson, MS. He also worked as a Staff Accountant and Senior Accountant for BDO Seidman, LLP in Memphis, TN. Derek holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi College.

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