Bishop Elect Derrick L. McRae

Thursday, from 18:00 to 19:00



Bishop Derrick L. McRae, Senior Pastor of The Experience Christian Center in  Orlando, Florida, first answered the call to ministry in 1997 and became licensed  under the Church of God in Christ in 1998. He served as a youth pastor for two  prominent ministries in Central Florida which afforded him the opportunity to serve,  learn, lead, and grow ministry. This role served as a launchpad for not only his  ministry, but his business and entrepreneurial endeavors. 

At the age of 35, Bishop McRae established and began his pastorate of The  Experience Christian Center "where souls are saved, lives are changed, and God is  given all the praise". In 2009, he held his first service on Watch Night with more  than 700 in attendance. The first official Sunday service featured only 22 members.  Presently, The Experience Christian Center is the church home to over 1,600  members and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. 

In eleven short years, The Experience Christian Center, under the leadership of  Bishop McRae, has proudly served over 148,000 community members  through various outreach efforts. They also have an online viewership  that averages 2,000 people a week through a combination of weekly  bible studies and Sunday services. The high-energy, charismatic,  

robust worship experience is like non other in the country. Bishop McRae’s inspiring, yet relevant messages and infectious personality  make him a highly sought-after preacher, teacher, and motivational  speaker. 

Throughout his life and ministry, he has demonstrated a caliber of  leadership and insight beyond his years. Recognized as an  instructor, preacher, lecturer, motivational speaker, church growth  coach, mentor, talk show host, drummer, radio personality, choir  director and business owner — Bishop Derrick L. McRae is an  anointed man of God whose voice calls for national and global  leadership that enhances the quality of life for all people. 

Bishop McRae currently serves as the President of the African  American Council of Christian Clergy. He also serves as Chaplain at Saints Academy School and mentor at Lockhart Middle School.  

In addition to Pastoring and Teaching, he also serves on the following  boards: African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida,  Orange County Parks and Recreation, My Brother's Keeper Orlando, and  Orlando Economic Partnership Taskforce. 

Bishop Derrick L. McRae is a doting husband to Lady Taja C. McRae  and father of two sons, Brailon and Derrick II, and daughter, Kayla.


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