Derald is an experienced interim pastor and denominational leader. He is the Vice President, Public Relations, of Missouri Baptist Children’s Home. He spent most of his professional career working at three Baptist Colleges (Southwest Baptist University, Union University and Louisiana College) before joining the MBCH staff in 2000. Derald began pastoring as a 17-year-old high school senior and has served as bi-vocational or interim pastor of numerous churches in Missouri, Tennessee and Louisiana. He has preached in hundreds of churches over the past 45+ years. He and Twila have been married for 42 years. They have two adult daughters and two grandchildren.