Derek is from London, England. He surrendered his life to Jesus in 2001 after hearing a sermon preached by Buster. Although he believed in God and thought he was good enough to go to Heaven, this sermon was the first time he understood his own unworthiness and the grace of God. Derek joined the ECBC staff in 2019. He is married to Peg and they have three children, Catherine, Sarah, and Sam. He enjoys watching English premier soccer league.