Derek R. Iannelli-Smith is a graduate of Columbia International University with an M.Div Pastoral Counseling concentration and has been ACBC Certified and PeaceMaker (unofficial) coach/mentor since 2005. He has taught evangelism to bible college and seminary students at Columbia International University and is passionate about discipleship evangelism. He was on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ Military Ministry, Setting Captives Free, and is a tent maker minister (actually just an IT dork with a bunch of certifications at a Integrated Technology Services, LLC) with the official title of CIO, and author of MSP or Fail).
No stranger to discipleship (counseling), He has discipled since 1999 in all areas of the Christian life. Was the Biblical Counselor, Small Groups Director and Technical Director for a PCA Church while going through ordination (did not complete – took an exception), and his last sermon before he resigned is down below. Assessed for Acts 29 Church planting (not approved), planted a successful reformed house church (unofficial), and participated in a Sovereign Grace Church Plant. Prior to his current position(s), he owned a couple of technology companies, served in the military, and was/is published, writer.
Raised in Western Massachusetts, Derek now lives with his grace and kindness from God, Connie in Summerville, SC. He is blessed with two daughters, Samantha and Brie who remind him of the love of the Father. He is actively coaching, discipling, evangelizing, and consulting. An active member of Oakbrook PCA (www.oakbrookpca.org). A ferocious reader and book reviewer (previously for Harper Collins, Crown Publishing Group, and Christianaudio.com).
In between reading, writing (currently writing for Your Friendly Neighborhood Computer Guy), discipleship-evangelism, keeping up with technology, studying for the Project+ and dating his wife, he tries to find time to get on the elliptical or 7-minute workout, listen to trance/dance/techno/80’s/90’s music, fish and play with his Siamese cat Niko. Part of his family serving on mission has been to found the King’s Grant Nextdoor Neighborhood.
Favorite verse: John 6:68-69, and my last sermon is below facebook