Derek is the Lead Pastor of Living Hope Baptist Church in Clarksville, TN. He holds a BS in Business Admin. from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Chrystal have five children.
Making the Most of a Limited Church BudgetMonday June 22, 2020 | Derek Smith
At one point Jesus said He was homeless and told the disciples not to take a money bag with them on their ministry ventures. His grace is sufficient. Never forget that He can do more in a moment than we can in a lifetime. Read more
Church Diversity Done Right: 9 Keys for Including EveryoneFriday February 7, 2020 | Derek Smith
As a pastor, I know firsthand how hard it is to break through the cultural barriers that exist. Here are a few keys to how we can be more intentional about creating diversity in our churches. Read more