Derek J. Brown

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Originally from Montana, Derek received his undergraduate degree from The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, CA) and his M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). He previously served as the managing editor for The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry.

He is an associate pastor at Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley and Academic Dean at The Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, California. Derek and his wife have been blessed with three delightful children, and they love exploring the outdoors, playing sports, and reading good books. When not spending time with his family, he can be found running or cycling around the San Francisco Bay area. You can read more of his content at