Derek Williams is the founding and senior pastor of HighPointe Church. Since it began in 2008, HighPointe Church is known for its exciting, Christ-centered worship and focus on creating fully devoted followers of Christ.

Pastor Derek has been in full-time ministry for most of his life. He graduated in 1990 from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN with a degree in both youth ministry and pastoral studies. He is most often called by his nickname, PD (Pastor Derek). The first 19 years of ministry were spent working with youth, which explains a lot of why he acts the way he does. He has a fun sense of humor and it shows in every aspect of his ministry. His messages are practical, relevant and definitely high-energy. You won't be falling asleep here at HighPointe.

PD and his wife Keli have two children, Greyson and Grant, and live in Enterprise, Alabama, where HighPointe Church began.