Originally from Montana, Derek received his undergraduate degree from the Master's College (Santa Clarita, CA) and his M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). He previously served as the managing editor for the Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry and has made contributions to academic and popular books, published book reviews and articles for various print and online journals, and presented papers at the Evangelical Theological Society national meetings. He formally served as adjunct professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and currently serves as a professor of theology at The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary in Vallejo, California. You can visit Derek at his blog at FromTheStudy.com.
Derek and his wife have three children and love to spend time reading, playing sports, riding bikes, and exploring the outdoors. When not spending time with his family, Derek can be found running or cycling around the Bay Area.