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Adjunct Faculty; Director of Worship Arts

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Derek Guynes is a seasoned worship leader, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter with ministry experience in churches of all sizes. A credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God, Derek holds degrees from SAGU (BS Church Ministries '03; MA Bible & Theology '13, M.Div. '16), as well as a Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership from Dallas Baptist University ('16). He has served several churches throughout his ministry career, both in support staff and executive leadership roles. His experience includes worship team and musician development, music recording/publishing, preaching, and teaching. Some of his career highlights include ministering as a drummer with Dove Award-winning, Grammy-nominated songwriter & recording artist Jeff Deyo (formerly of Sonicflood, writer of "Bless the Lord"), working with Grammy-winning producer & songwriter Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe), and serving as the first worship pastor of Living Church, a now-thriving church that Derek was privileged to help plant in Mansfield, TX in 2010. Derek frequently leads worship at various churches and events across Texas, and is active in collaborative songwriting and recording projects.

Derek and his wife Lacy were married in 2008, and live in the DFW metroplex with their 3 year-old son named Dawson. They are expecting a baby girl in September 2016.




1200 Sycamore St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165


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