Elder Derrick King is a former resident of Marianna, AR where he attended high school. Upon graduating high school in 1984, he joined the U.S Air Force where he served 7 years.

Derrick has been married to his lovely wife and best friend Thelma for 32 years by God’s grace. To this union were born two beautiful children, Dana Renee and Dalen Wayne King.

Elder King received the new birth experience at the O’Fallon Christian Church, now named the O’Fallon Apostolic Assembly, in 1988. That same year he heard and accepted the call of God upon his life to minister to lost souls. Elder King have served the people of God in many capacities including Sunday School Director, Minister’s Alliance President, and Asst. Pastor of the O’Fallon Apostolic Assembly, just to name a few. Elder King loves the people of God and has a sincere compassion to see souls delivered from the hand of the enemy. In 2003 Elder King was licensed and ordained under Bishop Alphonso Scott of the Lively Stone Fellowship Churches of the Apostolic Faith Inc. and currently licensed and ordained with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.

Elder King’s love for families and young people compelled him to establish THE YOKED WITH CHRIST OUTREACH MINISTRIES, INC. (YWCM) in November 2012. The YWCM mentor married couples and their families. Elder King established the Youth In-2-Action Program (YIP) in Fairview Heights, IL on October 8th 2014. The YIP mentor our youth in the community on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Elder King's vision is to see families restored back to God’s ordained state and to take their place in the community as a beacon of light for the world.