Derek Cheatham                  Associate Pastor of Groups

What do you do at Revolution?                                                                                                                                                          I am the Rev Community Pastor and the Worship Team Developer

I have been been involved with full time ministry since 1996.  Started out as a Youth Pastor, then added Worship and Small Groups to that.  And now, I'm at Revolution

Tell us about your family.
My wife Kat and I have been married for 19 years.  Kat is the most amazing person I've ever known.  We love being outside, especially hiking.  We also love going to have some goodies at The Corner Bakery.  Our dream is to spend our 20th anniversary in Scotland.  We have Three kids.  Bethany is 16, Peter is 14, and Anna is 9.  We are a pretty obnoxious, energetic, and connected group. There is a very strong bond that God has given us.  We call ourselves Cheathamforce 5.  Each of our kids has very different interests and personalities; so as Kat and I find huge joy investing into their lives and creating deeper connections with them.  Because of the honor of being our kids parent's, our lives, our world's, and our connection to God and each other has grown immensely.  

What do you do for fun?
For fun, I love hanging out with Kat and the kids. I also love hiking, riding a board of some kind, playing music with my band and my friends, traveling, reading (sometimes) and watching a good documentary film.  

What bands are you listening to right now?
The older I get, the less into particular bands I am, and the more into genres of music I get. These include, but aren't limited Rock, Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae, Delta Blues, Be Bop Jazz, Punk, Alternative / Grunge, Bakersfield Country, and anything else that moves my soul.  Any bands that are playing these styles of music are bands that I am probably listening to, researching, and going to see live.  However, Foo Fighters are my favs.  

Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Dan Allender, Brene Brown, Jack Hayford and Jim Cymbala,