Pastor Derrick started at Living Word at the beginning of the 2013. His wife, Carrie, along with their three children: Matthew, Lucas, and Natalie have loved being a part of the family here at Living Word.
Derrick has been a pastor since June of 2002. He has a real heart for meeting new people and growing God’s family.
Pastor Derrick says the most frequently question he gets asked is “why did you become a pastor?” For him the answer is an easy one – “I’ve never wanted to do much else, and believe me, I’ve tried other careers. I’ve sold cars, worked landscaping, cooked in restaurants, and other odd jobs around; but nothing has ever been my passion like leading people into a deeper relationship with Jesus. I’m truly excited to see what God has in store for us here at Living Word.”
If you’d like to chat with Pastor Derrick, have questions about Living Word, or want to know more about our mission Living God’s Story, Following Christ Together – just give him a call on his cell 937-209-0321 or send him an email at email@example.com.
Madalyn Short is the Director of Family Life Ministry here at Living Word. She graduated in December of 2017 and became part of the Living Word Ministry Team in March of 2018. Maddy and her husband, Garrett, have enjoyed jumping in at Living Word, and serving their church family here.
Maddy is extremely passionate about family ministry. Family ministry is ministry that is focused on the family, where the church equips families to take the faith home after church on Sunday. The goal is for families to have Jesus in their lives every day, not just on Sunday mornings. This starts with equipping parents with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to teach their children about Jesus throughout the week. Maddy is thrilled to work with the families here at Living Word and walk with them through their faith journey.
Curious what Family Ministry looks like at Living Word? Have an idea for enhancing the family experience? Drop Maddy an email and share your thoughts – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bailey Bale serves as the Administrative Assistant at Living Word, and grew up worshiping here with her family. Bailey and her husband Caleb have enjoyed serving at Living Word in various ways long before Bailey officially joined the team in January of 2021.
Bailey has never minded the tasks that some might consider “mundane” and “tedious,” and actually finds them fun. For example, she could sometimes be found organizing the books on her book shelf by size, color, and order she had read them while she was growing up. She enjoys the background work of what goes on at Living Word and is just happy to be serving her church family.
Any general questions, comments and concerns you may have can go straight to Bailey at email@example.com. She’ll be sure to get you an answer or point you in the right direction.