Derwin GrayDerwin Gray

Transformation Church
Indian Land, SC

Derwin L. Gray is the founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church (TC), a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community with two campuses in South Carolina (Indian Land and Rock Hill), both just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. TC was recognized as the 2nd fastest-growing church by percentage in America for 2010 by Outreach magazine. In 2011 and 2012, TC was recognized again as one of the top 100 fastest-growing churches in America.

Derwin met his wife, Vicki, at BYU and has been married for 21 years. They have two children, Presley and Jeremiah.

After graduating from Brigham Young University, Derwin played professional football in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts (1993-1997) and one year with the Carolina Panthers (1998). During that time, he and Vicki began their journey with Christ and experienced God's faithfulness and direction as He moved their hearts to know Him and make Him known. Click HERE to read more about his journey from playing football to pastoring a church, and to learn about the "naked preacher" who told him about Jesus.

Derwin went on to graduate magna cum laude from Southern Evangelical Seminary with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree, with a concentration in Apologetics. He was and continues to be mentored by renowned theologian and philosopher, Dr. Norman Geisler. Derwin is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in New Testament Context at Northern Seminary.

In addition to his role at Transformation Church, Derwin speaks at conferences nationwide and is recognized by many as the "Evangelism Linebacker." Derwin is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in New Testament Context at Northern Seminary and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He is the author of Hero: Unleashing God's Power in a Man's Heart (2010)Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future (2013)Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study (2015), and The High-Definition Leader (2015).