Derek Sanford

Lead Pastor | Grace Church in Erie, PA

Derek has committed his life to seeing leaders reach their full potential in Christ. He has lived out this passion in the context of Grace Church, where he has pastored since 1995. A church where two-thirds of the staff are unpaid volunteer leaders. Derek has also leveraged his commitment to volunteer leadership toward the local community in Erie, Pennsylvania by founding ServErie, a non-profit organization centered around serving the city. And most recently Derek has founded the Grace Leadership Institute, a school of ministry dedicated to training and equipping future leaders. His heart for pastors and the local church comes through in his new book Untapped Church where he talks about this culture of high-capacity volunteer leadership that has impacted many thousands of lives.