Gary Derbyshire


August 9, 2018
How a Muslim Became a Worship Leader
Gary Derbyshire

Last month, my wife spent 8 days in Nashville to write and record music with various artists affiliated with Integrity Music. She was interviewed as a guest on The Worship Podcast in Nashville, Tennessee and the episode just aired yesterday! The Worship Podcast is a phenomenal podcast, especially for worship leaders, and features many different Christian artists […]

August 8, 2018
5 Ways Pastors can be Better Worship Leaders
Gary Derbyshire

As the preaching husband to a worship/music leader, the relationship between a pastor and a worship leader (different churches have different names) is a huge part of my daily life. Being married to a worship leader has convinced me that pastors have a vital role as worship leaders as well. Just because we aren’t usually […]

August 3, 2018
8 Things I Learned from 10 Years of Marriage
Gary Derbyshire

On June 21st of this year, my wife and I celebrated ten years of marriage. How did we celebrate it? By getting on a plane with our three children and 12 other mission team members to go and be a part of bringing the nations to Christ in Thailand. It may not have been the traditional […]

July 17, 2018
From a Buddhist School to a Christian Church
Gary Derbyshire

Photo Credit: Tane Octene The muggy Thai sun beat hard on A’s head as she stood half submerged in the large, concrete pot of water outside the house church. Surrounding her was a crowd of church members, missionary families, and members of our short-term mission team from three American churches. As my father, the missionary […]

July 6, 2018
4 Key Differences Between Summer Camps and Summer Mission Trips
Gary Derbyshire

As many of you know, the summer season is a very busy one for youth pastors. Even if you are a volunteer leading your church’s youth ministry, there is a lot of pressure to do something big during the summer months. The options for summer events are endless. I divide all of these options into […]

July 2, 2018
5 Stories from Youth Camp
Gary Derbyshire

As a youth pastor, one of the most affective and fruitful times of the year is summer camp. It is six straight days I get to spend with my students. I love watching them worship, compete in activities, grow close to each other, and become burdened by the truths of scripture. My students have a […]

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