Derek Grier currently serves as the founding pastor of Grace Church in Dumfries, Virginia. Grace Church began in 1998 with twelve people and has grown to more than three thousand members and over fifty life-changing ministries. In 2008, he founded the Dumfries Youth Center as an extension of Grace Church. It has served hundreds of high-risk children in the Dumfries area.
Dr. Grier studied business administration at Howard University. He earned a master’s of education degree from Regent University and a doctorate in practical ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute. Dr. Grier serves on several boards and is an internationally certified associate trainer for Equip, which was founded by John Maxwell.
Dr. Grier was ordained a bishop in 2008 by Dr. Myles Munroe. He currently mentors hundreds of Christian leaders and business owners through the Renaissance Leadership Network. He has received numerous awards and is President and Professor Emeritus of Virginia Bible College (VBC). VBC has established a partnership with Atlanta-based Beulah Heights University and offers fully-accredited undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate degrees in business, leadership and theology.
Dr. Grier is also Senior Editor for bothsidesmag.com, which provides spiritual perspectives on hot-button issues of the day. He has been invited to the White House on several occasions and has been sought out by political leaders from both sides of the aisle. Dr. Grier has become a prominent voice in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area through his Ministry Minute and Grace for Today TV, radio, and Internet broadcasts, which have expanded both nationally and internationally. He is the Author of several books, including his newest release Another 60 Minutes: Growth on the Go, published by Thomas Nelson.
Dr. Grier and his wife, Yeromitou, reside in northern Virginia and have two sons: Derek Jr. and David.
Website : http://www.gracechurchva.org/