Derrick Fadden

What is your favorite thing to do?

I like traveling to new places that I can explore the hidden local spots and enjoy local restaurants.

 How would you describe the word “community?”

Neighbor. That is the word Jesus uses and I feel best describes Community. He tells us that we must love our neighbors. By doing this, we’re positive members of our community and reflect God’s presence.

Can you tell a story of where you recently saw GOD at work around you, through you, or in you?

I notice the Holy Spirit working in my relationship with my wife. Everyday, I’m learning how to be a better husband, father and best friend.

Favorite food? 

Well, that’s really hard to choose. I really would have to say nothing beats good home cooking. That’s why I love Thanksgiving dinner. Although, if I had to pick a dish, it would be enchiladas.

What is the worst thing or embarrassment that happened to you as a child (think funny anecdote)?

My parents and I moved to Aspen Colorado. My first day they took me to learn how to ski. I had never seen snow before. They get me all geared up and take me up the mountan. They set me down on the hill and tell me to go down. I get a little push and I start heading down the hill. Next thing I notice are my parents panicking because they didn’t tell me how to stop. To make things worse, I’m heading straight for a section of trees. I just remember picking up speed as they kept telling me to cross my skis to stop. I finally just drop backwards and slid down the hill. Needless to say, I learned how to ski really well after this and figured out how to stop the correct way. It also taught me to ask for instructions first.

Favorite Bible verse? Why?

I have yet to find a “favorite” Bible verse. There are so many to choose from. One that stands out to me is often the most recognized verse John 3:16. The next verse though has so much meaning to why I personally believe my savior and Lord is Jesus Chirst. It’s says in John 3:17


“God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” — NLT