Minister of Worship
Derick is our Minister of Music. He joined Emmanuel Baptist in April 2017. He is originally from Scotland, but immigrated to the USA in August, 1998, to attend seminary, on a call to full-time Christian service, after retiring from a 24 year military career. Derick is a lifelong musician, and has been leading worship since shortly after his salvation in January 1990. Derick has been married to Beverly, from Nottingham, England, since August 9, 1980. He has a Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science, from the Open University (UK); a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages, from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and, a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation and Healthy Church Leadership, from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. His Dissertation focused on the role of the Church Choir as potential instruments for spiritual formation in the Church. Derick and Beverly have been blessed to serve churches in England, Germany, Texas, Ohio, and New Mexico, before moving to New Jersey in October 2013. As well as a passion for leading the Church to worship the Lord, they both have an abiding passion for discipleship and missions.