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Derwin L. Gray is...

the founding and lead Pastor of Transformation Church (TC), a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, South Carolina, located just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. TC also has two campuses in South Carolina Correctional Institutions, Kershaw and Lee. 

Derwin met his wife, Vicki, at Brigham Young University. They have been married since 1992 and have two children.

After graduating from Brigham Young University, Derwin played professional football in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts (1993-1997) and one year with the Carolina Panthers (1998). During that time, he and Vicki began their journey with Christ and experienced God’s faithfulness and direction as He moved their hearts to know Him and make Him known. Read the “Life Story” link below to find out about the “Naked Preacher” who told Derwin about Jesus!

Derwin and Vicki began an itinerant speaking ministry in 1999, One Heart At A Time Ministries. Derwin went on to graduate magna cum laude from Southern Evangelical Seminary with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree, with a concentration in Apologetics, where he was—and continues to be—mentored by renowned theologian and philosopher, Dr. Norman Geisler. Following God’s call on their lives and their desire to shepherd people towards transforming their world through the mission of Christ, the Lord transitioned Derwin from his primary role of itinerant speaker to serving as the Lead Pastor of Transformation Church in January of 2010. Coupling his dynamic speaking style with a shepherd’s heart, his intense passion for seeing lives and culture transformed is both contagious and inspiring.

In addition to his role at Transformation Church, Derwin speaks at conferences nationwide and is recognized by many as the “Evangelism Linebacker.” Derwin is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in New Testament Context at Northern Seminary and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He is the author of Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart (2010)Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future (2013)Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study (2015), and The High-Definition Leader (2015).

To read Derwin L. Gray's life story click here.