Rev. Derek Martin was called to serve as our Pastor in December 2017. Before leading SouthCross Community Church (SCC), Pastor Derek attended University of Dubuque Theological Seminary where he obtained a Masters of Divinity. Prior to being called as the SCC Pastor, he served as the SCC Intern in Residence.

Pastor Derek preaches, teaches the Adult Sunday School and the Confirmation class, and performs all other pastoral duties. He also serves on the SCC Council and the Landscape Beautification Committee.


Pastor Derek believes in preaching and teaching God’s Word, and just as importantly, he believes that we must live a Christ-like existence. He is an open and honest man of God that speaks from the heart which allows for making connections with all individuals.  A self-motivated person, Pastor Derek consistently looks for ways to improve himself through education, books, and seeking opportunities to learn from others within and outside SCC. Drawing upon his experience traversing the globe, as a civilian and a military veteran, he sees the church and the community through a world cultural lens.

Pastor Derek invites all individuals seeking a place of worship, a safe learning environment and a welcoming church, to join us at SouthCross.

You may contact Pastor Derek at:

Church Office: 952-432-4286

Pastor Office: 952-582-4623









         Pastor Derek Martin