Derek Cormier

Living Stone Community Church, Arizona
Institutional Chaplaincy
Mesa Arizona
Living Stone Community Church
February 25

About My Family

I was born in New York to a military family and moved around quite a bit before settling in Virginia. I met my wife in 2004, and we married in 2007. We have one beautiful daughter, Megan, born in 2014. I graduated from Liberty University with my Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in 2017 and completed my Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) residency that same year.

God blessed me with the opportunity of doing prison ministry in Arizona. When not working, I enjoy listening to audio books while walking, playing chess, working with my local church plant ( Living Stone) and spending time with my family.

About My Ministry

I serve as a full-time corrections chaplain. I am also currently on a good diet and am in the very early stages of getting back into the Army Reserve as a military chaplain. I also believe God has called me to serve those who are in difficult places with limited access to spiritual resources, particularly those who are at risk for trauma.

I completed my Master of Divinity degree at Liberty University while serving as a chaplain candidate in the Texas Army National Guard.

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a vital frontline ministry and extension of the local church. Chaplains reach the lost among the thousands of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, correctional facilities, healthcare settings, public safety, disaster relief sites and corporate environments. SBC Chaplains care for the broken, offer hope to the hopeless and advance the gospel of Jesus Christ in hard to reach places.
The qualifications expected of a Southern Baptist applying for endorsement as a chaplain or counselor are established by the using agency and the Chaplains Commission, SBC. These qualification requirements vary according to the type of chaplaincy or counseling ministry involved but all are expected to meet a high level of ministerial competence.


Pray for boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people to whom I minister. Pray for people to come to saving faith in Jesus. Pray for more to become missionaries and chaplains. Pray for my family.


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