Derwin Gray

Derwin L. Gray, an Outreach magazine online editor, is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, S.C., just south of Charlotte, N.C. Transformation Church is a 2013 Outreach 100 church (No. 55 Fastest-Growing). Gray played five years with the Indianapolis Colts and one year with the Carolina Panthers in the National Football League before graduating magna cum laude with a Master’s of Divinity degree from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He is the author of “Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart.” Find him on Twitter at @DerwinLGray.

The Secret to Healing the Racial Divide

Racism and racial injustice are sins so deeply embedded in our culture that it is going to require disciples of Jesus who thoroughly rely on the Holy Spirit and who passionately inhabit Jesus’ love to change things.


Our lives in Christ are not built on a temporary foundation.

The Power of Mourning Together

Over the years of sitting at Jesus’ feet, I’ve found that the more time I spend with him, the more I am connected to...

Happy Are the Sad

Why lament is part of the good life.

How to Create Everyday Missionaries

The three essentials that have created a missionary DNA at Transformation Church in Indian Land, South Carolina.