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From Wales to America and Back Again: Lessons from a Life in Ministry with Derek Thomas

Life and Books and Everything — Clearly Reformed

From Wales to America and Back Again: Lessons from a Life in Ministry with Derek Thomas

February 14, 2023
Life and Books and Everything
Life and Books and EverythingClearly Reformed

In this episode, Kevin is joined by his friend and RTS colleague, Derek Thomas as the two of them talk about pastoring, preaching, and why Derek loves Columbia, South Carolina. Derek shares about his conversion (through reading John Stott), some terrible advice from his vicar, and the differences between pastoring at a small church and at a big church. You’ll also hear the story of how Derek and Ligon Duncan were finalists for the same ministerial position (which went to Ligon!). As Derek nears retirement, this episode is a great opportunity to listen to some of the lessons he’s learned in almost five decades of ministry.

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