Derwin Gray
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Derwin Gray is the founding and lead pastor of a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community with two campuses in South Carolina, both just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Transformation Church was recognized as the second fastest-growing church by percentage in America for 2010 by Outreach magazine. In 2011 and 2012, the church was again recognized again as one of the top 100 fastest-growing churches in America.After graduating from Brigham Young University, Derwin played professional football in the NFL for five years where he accepted Jesus. After the NFL, he graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Derwin is the author of Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart and Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future, released September 2013. Derwin and his wife, Vicki, have been married for 21 years with two children, Presley and Jeremiah.

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FREE Video From the 2014 Leadership Tensions Forum

Most church planters get sidetracked form their visions within the first few years. Sticking to the vision takes extraordinary discipline…
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Derwin Gray’s HeroMaker Story


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Planting With a Multi-Ethnic DNA | Derwin Gray | Exponential

Planting a multi-ethnic church must be done with intentionality. In this training video, planter Derwin Gray discusses seven parts of…

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High Definition Leadership: Leading the Church into a Multi-Colored World

In this workshop, Derwin will share the practices that high definition leaders use to build Christ-centered, Gospel-shaped, multi-ethnic, socioeconomically diverse…

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High Definition Leadership: Leading the Church into a Multi-Colored World

The landscape of America is changing fast, and this rapid change presents a unique opportunity for the Church. Join Pastor…
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Why Plant Multi-Ethnic Churches?: Best Practices and Principles

Why plant multi-ethnic churches? Is it because Mr. Obama is President? Is it because America is becoming more ethnically diverse?…


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From Coward to Conqueror…Cultivating a Courageous & Healthy Church Planter’s Heart

Before God plants a church, He plants a vision in the heart of the church planter. Join Derwin as he…
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From Converts to Contagions – How to Create a Discipleship Epidemic

The task of the church is to join Jesus on His mission of making disciples of all people? But how…

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Know the Tribe or be Killed by the Tribe

In this Exponential 2011 workshop, Derwin Gray addresses cultural issues in planting in smaller cities.