Derrick Whitmore received his degree in Christian Ministries in May 2002. Since then, Derrick has served as a youth pastor in two different churches—first at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and currently at Shepherd of the Hills Church (United Churches of Christ) in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania. In addition, Derrick continues to develop a ministry that uses various forms of media to share the Gospel with young people.
"I'm so grateful for all the Messiah professors who shared with me their passion for ministry and for God. Now I hope to share that passion with future generations. I am currently using everything I was taught in my Christian education, curriculum instruction, and youth ministries courses almost every day! My involvement in various campus activities gave me a good start, teaching me how to work in a team, serve others, and share the joy of the Lord."