Derwin Gray

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Derwin Gray is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community near Charlotte, NC.

Derwin met his wife, Vicki, at Brigham Young University. They have been married since 1992 and have two children. 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. Following God’s call on their lives and their desire to shepherd people towards transforming their world through the mission of Christ, the Lord transitioned Derwin from his primary role of itinerant speaker to serving as the Lead Pastor of Transformation Church in January of 2010. Coupling his dynamic speaking style with a shepherd’s heart, his intense passion for seeing lives and culture transformed is both contagious and inspiring.

He is the author of four books, including The High-Definition Leader: Building Multiethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World.

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Doctor of Ministry, Northern Seminary

Master of Divinity, Southern Evangelical Seminary

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