Dr. Derek Grier currently serves as the founding pastor of Grace Church in Dumfries, Virginia. Grace Church began in 1998 with 12 people and has grown to more than 5,000 members. His passion for serving people led him to establish over 50 life-changing ministries within Grace Church and in 2008, he founded the Dumfries Youth Center (now the Grace Youth Center) as an extension of Grace Church, which has served hundreds of high-risk children in the Dumfries area. His radio and television programs can be heard and viewed in over 2 billion homes across the globe, and more than 60 million homes in the United States.
Dr. Grier’s uncompromising approach to preaching and teaching the gospel has helped him lead Grace Church in phenomenal growth. In 2013, the highly acclaimed Outreach Magazine listed Grace Church as one of the fastest growing churches in the nation and among the top 100 fastest growing of all churches. In 2014, Grace Church was listed in Outreach Magazine’s annual “100 Fastest Growing Churches in America” as the 7th fastest growing church in the United States.
Dr. Grier and his wife, Yeromitou, reside in northern Virginia and have two sons: Derek Jr. and David.