05 May Episode 246 | National Unity Weekend
Bishop Derek Grier joined the show to discuss National Unity Weekend, a nation-wide initiative in pursuit of unify the church and break racial barriers.
National Unity Weekend Next Action Steps
1. Go- to the website unityweekend.com
2. Sign- Statement of Change
3. Register- yourself, your church or Christ-centered organization to support the vision and mission of National Unity Weekend
4. Participate– by preaching on unity on June 11 and serving during the Community Day outreaches on June 10.
5. Stay actively involved- being an advocate for the vision and mission of National Unity Weekend by helping your church and the Church at large build unity across all lines of division inside the Church and affecting the communities you serve (particularly along racial and ethnic lines).
Bishop Derek Grier currently serves as the founding pastor of Grace Church in Dumfries, Virginia. Grace Church began in 1998 with 12 people and has grown to more than 6,000 members. Grace was listed in Outreach Magazine’s annual Fastest Growing Churches in America; as the 7th fastest growing church in the United States.
His radio and television programs are heard and viewed by millions in the United States and around the globe. Grier was ordained a bishop in 2008 by the late Dr. Myles Munroe. He currently mentors hundreds of Christian leaders and business owners through the Renaissance Leadership Network (RLN). He serves on several boards – including the Board of Directors for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), which provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate standards for financial accountability and transparency.
He has also served as an associate trainer for Equip, founded by John Maxwell. In 2011, he founded the now fully accredited Virginia Bible College, a world-class Christian learning institute, where he serves as Chancellor. Grier studied business administration at Howard University and earned a Master of Education degree from Regent University, and a Doctorate in Practical Ministry from Wagner University. He has received numerous awards and was honored in the United States Congressional
Record on several occasions.
He is the author of several books, including his latest release, When God Stops, published by Thomas Nelson Publishing in August of 2019. Derek and his wife, Yeromitou, reside in northern Virginia and have two adult sons: Derek Jr. and David.