Derick Sherfey

The Oaks Church, Colorado

Lead Church Planter
Denver Colorado
The Oaks Church
May 17

About My Family

My wife, Cayla, and I have been together 10 years, and we have two awesome kiddos: Beau (2) and Adalyn (newborn).

I served on staff at Tri-Cities Baptist Church in East Tennessee from 2011–2017. Tri-Cities is the church in which my wife was raised and the church that introduced me to what it means to follow Jesus. I served in student ministry for several years before coming on staff as the college pastor and was later sent out to plant our first multi-site congregation, where I served for five years as lead teaching pastor and one of the elders of our family of churches. I was then sent to Denver to plant churches.

My wife has a background of serving inner-city families through various nonprofit efforts and now disciples our kids full time from home. 

About My Church Plant

We exist to enjoy and follow Jesus and to help others enjoy and follow Jesus. In a beautiful and broken city like Denver, we long for the beauty of God to be on display and His kingdom to break through in the neighborhoods of Denver and among all nations through lives transformed as "Oaks of Righteousness" (Isaiah 61).

We believe this happens as we join God in what He is doing. Jesus is redeeming people. We desire to see people saved by God's grace. Jesus is renewing people. We desire to see people changed by His Spirit. Jesus is reconciling people. We desire to invite people to live as God's family. Jesus is restoring all things. We desire to live sent on God's mission to multiply disciple-making disciples and church planting churches. 

NAMB Church Planting

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Derick Sherfey

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Pray for our team's joy in Jesus. Pray God will save people as we seek to be faithful, to be good neighbors, and faithful disciples in southeast Denver Pray for the growth of strategic partnerships with churches, organizations, and individuals


Partner with us by sending teams to pray, help us learn the culture, and serve our neighbors in Garland Park, which is an area in southeast Denver. Our neighborhood is a 2-mile radius of more than 100,000 people, where more than 90 percent are lost. People groups from 40 nations are represented. There is only one other Southern Baptist church.
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