Derrick is the lead pastor of The Branch, currently facilitating weekly group discussions on faith and current culture, as well as, preaching most Sundays at the church’s larger weekly gatherings. He is also on the leadership team of The Definitive Soap Box, an open mic poetry gathering that meets every last Friday in the beautiful city of Long Beach. If you’re interested in having Derrick come and speak or recite at your next event, please see the INFO page for more…well…information.


July 7, 2017 – 10 A.m.
@ Camp Cedar Crest

* Derrick will be the featured Spoken Word artist for this year’s Youth Summer Camp for the SoCal District NextGen Ministry.


RhetoricRHETORIC 2017
July 28, 2017 – 7 p.m.
@ Abundant Living Family Church (10900 Civic Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
Cost: $15-$25 ONLINE, $30 AT THE DOOR

* Out of more than 100 local submissions, Derrick will be 1 of 5 featured Open Mic Poets in a lineup of amazing Featured Artists and Musicians.



July 10 – August 4 (M-F)
@ Cal State Dominguez Hills

* Derrick will be teaching a creative writing class for middle school students. The curriculum is centered around helping students find their creative voice in the midst of social injustice.