Revivalist, Author, and an American Film Maker.
Be who God made you
CHANGING THE NATION
Derrick Gates is hated by some but loved by most. Derrick is a former criminal and drug addict who was saved by the Grace of God. He is 25 years clean and working for the American people as a community leader. Derrick uses the knowledge he gained from his mistakes in life to lead a life of integrity and truth.
Derrick has 15 years of experience in corporate mediation, revitalizing churches, starting ministries, equipping leaders, and helping the less fortunate around the United States.
Derrick has conservative values and an ability to see them reestablished in our communities.
Derrick Mentors multicultural leaders from around the United States.
Derrick desires to raise Bold, Moral, Men, and Women of Integrity to lead our country.
Furthermore, with uncommon tenacity, Derrick brings grit and integrity to the nation’s darkest urban areas by constituting a strategic mandate to feed the poor, cater to the sick, and assist families with various needed community supports.
Derrick has developed a reputation for independence and relentless oversight to educate the people on the affairs of government, local and abroad, and for the people it serves, not the other way around. Known for his reputation for hard work and constituent service, Derrick will passionately uphold the highest level of professionalism while maintaining a dignified stance on the issues most pressing to the people he will serve.
Derrick’s creed of ethics and accountability are a staple of his ministry, work-life, and future legacy as he catapults into the arduous and relentless political arena we currently face as a country. Derrick is a staunch supporter of life and has taken a pro-life stance since the inception of his public life.
Derrick has a dark former life filled with addiction, crime, failed business ventures and many moral failings. He thanks God every day for pulling him out of the pit and placing him on the solid ground called Jesus Christ. Those who run against Derrick point to these mistakes and failings as reasons not to support him. That is exactly why he wrote his best selling book, From Death to Destiny. In the book he disarms the enemy by laying out his past in detail before it can be weaponized against him. That time of his life was the groundbreaking learning curve that made him such a powerful leader today.
"What skills does Derrick Gates have to help me in a congressional position?"
Derrick was a Corporate trainer and mediator for L.M Berry Companies' direct marketing division, Berry Direct (a Fortune 500 company). He was responsible for developing and training the customer service department, the senior sales department, and also for training and developing the management teams. He was also a mediator between the company and other corporate clients.
Derrick was a Senior Mortgage Broker handling multi-million dollar real estate acquisitions in both residential and corporate markets.
Derrick has been in ministry over the last 18 years, and he has personally counseled thousands of hurting individuals, families, and marriages. Derrick has kicked in doors and pulled addicted people out of crack houses and taken them back to families. He sat bedside with families, holding them as their loved ones slipped into the next life.
Derrick has celebrated with families at the best moments and cried with them in their worst.
Derrick has 18 years of community relations work in ministry. Derrick continually participated in programs to help our communities become safer and better for our families. In doing this, Derrick worked side by side with city, state, and federal leaders to bring solutions to community problems.
Derrick developed and oversaw programs to help homeless people get off the streets, the addicted get clean, and prisoners become productive citizens.
Derrick was a member of the reentry team for the Probation and Parole Department in Kansas City. They were tasked to find appropriate housing and programs for those being released from prison and placed back into society.
Derrick has been leading on the frontlines since 2020, fighting for the constitutional rights of every American citizen. He has been threatened with jail countless times for exercising his first amendment rights of freedom of speech, freedom to protest, and freedom to worship.
He courageously stood openly and boldly before church leaders who were being manipulated by the government to shut their doors due to the pandemic. Derrick helped church leaders and small businesses come up with strategies based on Biblical standards and the Constitution in order to keep their doors open.
Derrick opposed Antifa face-to-face countless times, was assaulted, pepper-sprayed and bear maced. Despite this, Derrick has always endeavored to build bridges of hope with the same people.
Let me get this out of the way now since it's about to get ugly from the left throwing stones!
1. Yes, I was a drug dealer.
2. Yes, I was a drug addict.
3. Yes, I have been clean for 25 years.
4. Yes, I slept around a lot.
5. Yes, I have been divorced twice.
6. Yes, I have lied many times in my life.
7. Yes, I have stolen things.
8. Yes, I have kids outside of marriage.
9. Yes. 17 years ago I had a business that went belly up.
10. Yes, I was sued in civil court because of that business.
11. Yes, I pled no contest.
12. Yes, I paid every dime that I had to pay.
13. Yes, I have made a million mistakes in my life.
14. Yes, Jesus saved me from all of this above and has given me a new life!
15. I am not ashamed of my failures, my failures have been my best education along the way.
You can read a complete breakdown of all my failures and Gods goodness to save me in spite of those failures in my book From Death to Destiny. For those that want to know all the dirt, you could at least support our cause while you attempt to gossip.