Originally from Montana, Derek received his undergraduate degree from The Master’s University and his M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Derek serves as pastor-elder at Creekside Bible Church in Cupertino, California, and academic dean at The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary in Vallejo, California. He is also the managing editor of WithAllWisdom.org and author of Strong and Courgeous: The Character and Calling of Mature Manhood. He lives with his wife and children in the San Francisco Bay Area.