Derrick McNeil

Small Groups Pastor

About Me

My Family

My wife Angela and I have been married for 25 years and counting. We have two beautiful adult daughters, Alexus and Alyssa. We also have a family pet we love, a dapple dachshund, named Daphne Moon.

My Story

I “grew up” in church and accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior at a young age and was baptized shortly afterwards. My father passed away when I was 9 years old and my church family became even more instrumental in my life. I attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas where I received a degree in Criminology. While obtaining my degree, I served as a correctional officer for the State of Texas. After serving for 13 years in this role, I became certified as an elementary school teacher (Pre-k through 4th grade). I taught kindergarten, first and second grades for a total of 12 years. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M before transitioning from teaching into full time ministry. I accepted the Small Groups Pastor position in August of 2015. I have been extremely blessed to preach and teach God’s word and to make and send disciples who love and live like Jesus.

Favorite Verse

Psalms 118:8

Favorite Food

Yes, please! I have a diverse palate and love to try new things.

Favorite Quote

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Favorite Hobby

Riding my Harley, reading spiritual development books, and enjoying patio time.

Favorite Excercise

Favorite Smell

Roasting turkey on Thanksgiving morning; fresh brewed coffee.

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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