Derek Duncan

derekLead Pastor


I was born in Kansas City, MO. Go Chiefs!


Married to my wife of 26 years, Julie. We have a daughter, Kensie. She is married to Peter and have had our first grandson. We have 2 sons, Carter and Caleb.

How did you come to know Christ?

My mom led me to faith in Jesus Christ when I was 9 years old. She simply explained the Gospel to me, and I knew that I needed Jesus. I owe a lot to my mom. She has led my whole family to Christ, including my Dad.

Favorite Verse:

Galatians 2:20

Fun Facts:

If you were stranded on a deserted island, which three books (besides the Bible) would you want with you?

  1. A.W. Tozier's The Pursuit of God
  2. The complete works of Dickens
  3. The complete works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sorry, I know that is cheating, but how do you pick just one book when you might be on an Island for a long time…

Which Biblical character (apart from Christ) has impacted your life most?
Peter and Paul.

What are you currently learning in your journey with God?
I am constantly learning and relearning the need to daily surrender my will, desires, and greatest fears to God’s authority.

What is your favorite movie?
Depends upon what mood I am in and when you ask me. My most recent favorite is “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”.

What do you enjoy most about Chapel of the Cross?
I love the people here. We are just a bunch of normal, fun, and broken people trying to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
My favorite hobby is reading. My wife calls me a nerd, but I really like myself.


University of Kansas – Bachelor of Music Education
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – MDIV
Taylor University – Honorary Doctorate

Contact Info:

Phone: (508) 870-0001 ext. 101