Pastor Derry L. Haywood III is the lead pastor and establishmentarian of Freedom Church United, Inc. (FCU) located in Richmond, VA. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia Pastor Derry was educated in the private school system and continued his studies as a marketing major at Old Dominion University. With a heavy organizational leadership and administrative background, Pastor Derry is known to train leaders and push God’s people into their destinies. With a professional background in cyber security and enforcement, one of Pastor Derry’s passions is to walk out Luke 10:19 enforcing spiritual laws and order established by God.
Pastor Derry was licensed to teach and preach the gospel as a teenager in June of 2000; years later he was ordained as an elder into the full gospel ministry. Pastor Haywood has had the opportunity to minister in several different venues and churches to audiences of all colors, cultures and creeds. His instrument is the gospel of grace that he releases with power, passion, conviction and boldness affording him the opportunity to witness first-hand the power of God bring freedom to the hearts and souls of men. He thanks God every day for the opportunity to serve in the Kingdom and to give back to God for all that God has given him. John 10:9 states “I am the door, by me if any man enters in, he shall be saved…” Pastor Derry is committed to leading the way to the ‘door’ and to shatter the chains off the people of God.
In September of 2010 Pastor Haywood was joined in holy matrimony to his high school sweetheart with whom he now partners in ministry. Together they believe that all things are possible with Christ. Pastor Haywood and the Freedom family were welcomed into fellowship of covering with One Way Churches International under the spiritual covering of Bishop S. Younger where he serves as Chairman of the International Officers Cabinet.
Pastor Derry and his entire team are committed to fulfilling their part in the great commission by reaching the globe with a message of hope, peace, and liberty. Its mission through the power of God and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is to help people obtain supreme freedom in Christ.
John 10:9 states “I am the door, by me if any man enters in, he shall be saved…” Pastor Derry is committed to leading the way to the ‘door’ and to shatter the chains off of the people of God.