Pastor Derrick Rice is a founding Pastor of Sankofa. As a pastor, community activist and civic leader, Pastor Derrick works daily to embody the philosophy of the West Afrikan Sankofa symbol, which purports the wisdom to “go back and retrieve.” His travel throughout Europe, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Senegal and the Carribean has intensified his belief that, “There is no task more sacred than the liberation of oppressed people!”
Pastor Derrick is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College and the Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. While studying at the ITC, he was recognized as an honors student, a member of the Dean’s list, Who’s Who Among College and University Students in America and Theta Phi International Honors Society. Pastor Derrick is a powerful preacher who has been invited to preach and teach throughout country.
He is a member of several pastoral, civic, theological and educational organizations and Boards of Directors such as; Let Us Make Man, National Coalition Of Blacks for Reparations in America, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Pastors Conference, Kilombo Pan African Institute and the Henderson/E. Stanley Jones Chair for Missions and Evangelism.
Pastor Derrick is the father of three young ladies; Jaelyn, Kylan and Zionn.