Derek Henson joined First Baptist in October, 2018. Derek is a 2018 graduate of Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas and a 2005 Graduate of the University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. A native of western Maryland, Derek comes to Worcester after 11 years in Texas. He has held volunteer, administrative, and ministerial roles in churches in Maryland and Texas. Raised in the Assemblies of God, Derek found a new understanding and expression of faith after moving to Texas in 2007 and joining with Broadway Baptist Church. He believes in the historic principles of the Baptist faith that values the Bible as much as each individual’s freedom to interpret and live into its teachings as they understand them. He is looking forward to utilizing both his formal education and experience with other congregations at FBC Worcester.