David and Laurel Derry


What an exciting journey that we have been on since 2011. That's when we joined staff with Cru to serve as full time missionaries with Cru and FamilyLife. We have served on three different teams over the years and have seen God working in amazing ways in all three. The first year, we were "homebuilder area directors" helping to jump start a local marriage movement specifically in NE Ohio. Then we spent a number of years, serving as ministry advisors, helping to coach and equip local churches and individuals to start and strengthen marriage minisitries in Ohio, as well as all across the U.S. (and even a few other countries). While we still continue doing a little with these former roles (as God connects us to people), our primary time and investment now is helping with prison ministry, as it relates to marriage and family. We have been involved with various marriage events inside of prisons (around the country) and also some parenting small groups as well.  The marriage events involve both spouses and are generally an 8 hour event on a Saturday.

It is certainly exciting to see all that God has done through our ministry and all of the people who are coming to know Christ as a result. We are believing that the best is yet to come!

We greatly appreciate every one of our ministry partners who faithfully support and pray for our ministry. We would not be able to serve full time without you! And the marriage events in prison would also not be able to happen without your support, so thanks again!

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