Although Destiny Family is a new church being founded by Pastor Derek and the Destiny launch team, he has been pastoring full time since 2002 and in ministry since 1992.
was raised in Homewood, a south suburb of Chicago in a Christian home.
Derek's fresh and non-religious approach to scripture disarms his
preaches the Word, his
primary focus is to compel people to have a soft heart and to form Christ in them.
Hard hearts separate us from God and one another.
Soft hearts allow us to fulfill our God-given destiny.
is a firm believer that humor is an anesthetic that the Holy Spirit uses so that He
might do surgery on the hearts of His
has a real passion to see not only Destiny Family Church
, but churches everywhere established accurately upon God's word so that the presence and power of God will be poured out in unprecedented ways ultimately changing entire cities.
Derek's focus is not motivational preaching.
It is his
conviction that the lazy need to be motivated.
is a core-value driven pastor who believes that when people have genuine convictions that they believe are worth dying for, you will not have to motivate them to do what is right.
God has graced Derek
with a strong prophetic, teaching, and healing ministry.
He is a prolific song writer and increasingly in high demand as a guest speaker and worship leader at various conferences and churches both locally, nationally, and even internationally.
Pastor Derek also teaches S.O.P. (the School of the Prophets) as well as G.E.A.R., (God Encounter for Apostolic Reformation).
is happily married to his lovely wife Veronika who grew up in the nation of Estonia.
"Pastor Derek Ott is the Senior Pastor of Destiny Family Church.
is my spiritual son, an emerging apostle of good standing in character with the spirit of excellence and charisma.
prophetic gifting has empowered him to bring God's proceeding word to churches and individuals alike.
The local churches who had received his
ministry have been greatly impacted with lives changed and bodies healed.
Different men in high places especially in the marketplace have been touched by his
life and gifts.
Pastor Derek carries a strong breakthrough anointing in the area of worship and commands a tremendous favor with His Presence.
I highly recommend him as one who will represent the apostolic-prophetic accurately.
The churches in the
input and soon the nations will also demand for it.
Pastor Derek is happily married to Veronika and they live in