Derek Blankenship, Student Ministries


 Derek and his wife Jessica have 2 children, Joshua and Madison Grace.

Derek officially joined the Ministerial TEAM at Calvary in January 2016


Personal Information:
Hometown: Wetumpka, AL
Home Church: Calvary Baptist Church
Saved: July 2000
Baptized: July 2000
Accepted Call to Ministry: May 2006
Licensed as a Minister: 2006
Ordained as a Deacon: January 2013

Family Information:
Married: Jessica Blankenship July 11, 2009
Children: Joshua Jordan and Madison Grace

Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, AL
Bachelors of Science in Business (Marketing)
Graduated July 2011

Favorite verse(s):
Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (NKJV)

1 Samuel 1:27
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. (NKJV)

These are the Bible verses for my children.

Ministry Experience:
Derek has served as Youth and Children’s Worker at Calvary Baptist and Chestnut Creek Baptist.  After his call to ministry, Derek spent four years at Chestnut Baptist as their ministry Intern during the first year working in every ministry department and specifically with the Children’s department and leading Children’s Church on a weekly basis for the next three years.  Derek then came back to Calvary Baptist and helped with the Children’s department until August of 2014 when the Youth Ministry Team was established.  

During his free time, Derek spends as much time with God, his family, and his heavenly family.  He enjoys watching/ playing just about any outdoor or indoor sport and game available.

Favorite Quote:
From my grandfather: “A day without prayer is like a day with God, and that is a BAD day.  Spend time with God!”