Born September 15, 1981 at 1lb 13 ounces, Derrick cheated death. Every day really is a gift. At the age of ten, Derrick truly became alive.One evening while attending a church service in Gander, Newfoundland (home town) he committed his life to God. Since that night there has been no looking back.
Straight out of high school, he moved to Ontario to attend Bible College, where he met his wife, Danielle. Derrick served as the student president, and graduated obtaining his ministry license.
He is ordained as a minister, through the Open Bible Faith Fellowship of Canada. Derrick and Danielle currently reside in Aylmer, Ontario.
With the ability to perform and write music from many instruments and influences, Derrick pays homage to the past, but also stays current and progressive. The main influence for his music is life, his faith, and of course, "music itself".
He began performing live at the age of twelve.
Since then, it’s been "anywhere and everywhere" for the songwriter, playing at all types of venues, as a solo artist or with his band, headlining large concerts and festivals or playing small venues.
An inspirational performer, and genuine worship leader.