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As you all know, Derick has been in the Cross Church School of Ministry residency program for the past year and just graduated this past week! While working in the missions department at our church, he was able to take seminary classes, travel on several short-term missions trips (domestic and international) and gain lots of great experience in international student ministry and local missions. In addition to graduating from the School of Ministry, Derick also received a minister’s license! We are so proud of him and his accomplishments this past year! Thank you also to everyone for your prayers and support! Below are a few pictures from graduation day.


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  1. Jennifer Ray

    Congratulations Derick!! Looking forward to seeing where the Lord is going to take you with this new journey!! Maybe you can come out here to Idaho and speak at our church!

  2. Susan Long

    Congratulations Derick, God is moving mightily with you and your family. Keep up the faith.

  3. Lacey DillarD

    Congratulations! May the Lord bless you and the family on your new adventures.

  4. Barbara hISTAND

    Congratulations Derrick. wishing you and your family the very best.

  5. Barbara hISTAND

    Congratulations Derrick and family. May you have continued success.

  6. Regina Shea

    Congratulations Derick! You’ve done a great job and I can’t wait to see how the Lord is going to use you. After you speak at Jennifer’s church in Idaho you can come to Arizona. No pressure Derick.
    Lord bless you and your family.

  7. Johnna

    Congrats Derick! Certainly doesn’t seem like a year has passed since you started this journey. Excited to see where the journey will take you next.


    • Andrea Bishop

      Congratulations Derrick.. I am excited about your new season of life as a pastor.. and what God has in store for you and your precious family!!!
      Andrea Bishop

  8. Candee MB

    Congratulations! May your family and your endeavors be richly blessed! Your family is amazing and we wish only the best for you.

  9. Teressa jones

    Congratulations, Derrick! I do miss seeing you guys on the tv show but am so glad you’re doing so well. I appreciate what your little family stands for and admire your strength and honesty. I would love to hear you preach sometime!

  10. Stefana

    That is wonderful! So glad you have a Blog. I miss seeing you and your family on Counting ON. I hope you will pop-up soon on there!


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