Derek Howard is a teacher, mentor, and faithful servant in the kingdom of God. His practical teachings of the gospel are filled with the wisdom of God that inspires others to seek a closer walk with God and a greater understanding of his word. For more than 15 years, Pastor Derek has served in various capacities under the direct tutelage of his father/mentor, Bill Howard, Pastor, Church of the Living Way in Union City, Georgia. His ordination as an Elder in 2004 and as Pastor in 2011 was only confirmation of the calling that was already fully operative in his life. Pastor Derek has an intense passion for mentoring young men and has been blessed to directly and indirectly mentor young men from near and far. His natural profession allows him to continue this passion. Currently, he is a Staff Attorney for the Metro Conflict Defender’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia, an organization which provides legal representation to men and women of all ages accused of crimes. He is the Pastor, Visionary and Founder of Integrity Christian Ministries, and Co-Founder of Barren Breaking Ministries and works as a co-laborer with his wife in the ministry. Together they are being used to mentor many couples regarding the covenant of marriage and family relationships. His ultimate joy is being a husband to his wife of 18 years, Tapika, and a loving father to their two beautiful daughters, Keturah, 13 and Amariah, 7.