About Dr. Derek Grier


Dr. Derek Grier studied Business Administration at Howard University and has earned a Master's of Education from Regent University. He also has earned a Doctor of Practical Ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute and currently serves as the pastor of Grace Church int he Washington DC area. Under his leadership the church has grown from 12 to serve over 1,000.

Dr. Grier has received numerous awards, including the Strathmore’s, Who’s Who honor. He is the recipient of the 2005 Defender of Marriage Award presented to him by the Marriage Alliance in Washington, DC, for his work on behalf of the American family. He has received letters from as far away as members of the House of Lords in England, as well as members of the United State Congress, for his groundbreaking articles on the slavery crisis in Sudan.

Dr. Grier is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He serves as a Trustee of International Third World Leadership Association (ITWLA), chaired by Dr. Myles Munroe and several other boards. Dr. Grier is involved with many other organizations and has been a regular consultant to members of the United States Congress and several state and local officials. He has had numerous invitations to the White House and has met with Heads of State and Christian leaders from around the world.

Dr. Grier has also served as the Senior Editor of BothSides Newsletter, an annual insert into the Washington Post and one of the largest secularly targeted, faith-based magazines in the United States. He has ministered in numerous nations around the globe. He has appeared in Ebony magazine, The Washington
Post, 100 Huntley Street, the 700 Club and numerous other publications
and programs.