Pastor Derrick E. Young and his wife Gale are high school sweethearts from Gary, Indiana. They have two children, Daris Young and Amari (Young) Berry, a son-in-law, Keon Berry and a granddaughter, Zaria Berry.
Our Pastor served in our military for 15 years before he became medically separated in 1999 with an Honorable Discharge. He received his calling to the ministry on February 19, 2001. He faithfully served as the Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Oceanway where he was also ordained on August 17, 2003. It was here that he felt the call to return to school to become better equipped to serve Jesus Christ in His Kingdom.