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Derick & Cayla + Beau

Derick and Cayla have been married 5 years and they have their hands full with 2 year old stud, Beau Hudson. Derick is the coffee snob and Cayla the Pinterest queen. Beau loves to read and play ball. And Buzz Lightyear. He loves Buzz Lightyear.

Tri-Cities Baptist Church is the community that has shaped Derick and Cayla in eternal ways. They began a relationship with Jesus and with one another through this Church. They were discipled and invested in as they served together in this Church. Derick discerned his calling to pastoral ministry and was ordained there, and has served on staff for nearly 6 years in various capacities, most recently as Elder and Johnson City Campus Pastor that he helped launch over 3 years ago.

The Sherfey's desired to stay in Johnson City serving Tri-Cities for the rest of their lives to be part of a sending Church to the nations. Yet in 2015 God began stirring in their hearts they would be some of the next ones to be sent. Through daily abiding in Jesus, a constant surrender of a "blank check" with their lives, and listening to what God was saying through the Body, it became abundantly clear to Derick and Cayla during 2016 that God was calling them to their next Kingdom assignment.

The Sherfeys were sent from Tri-Cities in May 2017 to Louisville, Kentucky for a 9 month Church Planting Residency with Sojourn Community Church to be further equipped as they spend intentional time in training and prayer, develop strategic partnerships, and solidify the vision and strategy for gospel saturation in Denver through The Oaks. The Sherfeys and the missionary team of first members of The Oaks Community Church will relocate to Denver, Colorado late Spring 2018 to begin to live life there with gospel intentionality. 

"Not to us, but to your name be the glory."

Elder Panel discussing church multiplication, Derick's calling, and announcing Denver, CO at Derick's sending Church, Tri-Cities Baptist