About Derek

My name is Derek, I have been walking with Jesus for many years now.  From the earliest times He has been challenging me to walk a path that both stretches faith and leads to deeper intimacy with Him. It has been a path deeply immersed in the Scriptures, studying the Bible with the Navigators.  It is a path that has led to many different countries and cultures that have broadened perspective and helped to see God through new eyes.


Pondering in the firelight

I love silence and space, so God in his mercy and humour gave me a wife and four children who keep me grounded in reality.  My perfect day is reading in the hammock on a warm summer’s day.  My passion is God, so I spend a lot of time with Him.  My wife and I seek to make our lives unhindered lights to His glory.  We delight in being together: ministering, sampling cafés – The Portuguese ones are the best, walking, …

I tend to get a blog out in the range of once every 2 weeks.  I keep them to under 260 words. I have become a little more erratic lately and hope to improve. This is because I have a new role with the Navigators as UK Country Leader – that is, National Ministry Leader.

If you want to read about my earlier years then there here is a link to my discipleship site – beingrecreated where you can find my reflections with this link.

I have just written a book. It is called Godfulness. It’s aim is to help people read the Bible in order to gain and live out these kinds of insights.  If you want to check it out, follow this link.

One thought on “About Derek

  1. Ward Ballard says:

    Hi Derek. Somehow just saw this blog. Fun to see your face. Ward

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