Reverend J. Derrick Cattenhead

Associate Pastor

Reverend J. Derrick Cattenhead is from Lake City, SC and is the son of the late James Cattenhead and Pastor Deloris Alberta Cattenhead, who still lives in Lake City. He is the second child of five siblings. He is also the grandson of the late Munn Sr. and Maggie Watson.

He is a 1991 graduate of Lake City High School and a proud alumnus of The University of South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2003. He also earned a Master of Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2010 and a Master of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary of The ITC-Atlanta in 2014. Additionally, he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Management with a specialization in Leadership from Capella University.

He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, and Theta Phi International Honor Society. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy. Before becoming the Associate Pastor of Central (Florence), he served as the Pastor of Mr. Zion UMC (Timmonsville) and Salem UMC (Florence), respectfully. He is an Ordained Elder in full connection in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Reverend Cattenhead is married to the former Chasie L. McClam, and they share three sons, Derrick, Tyler, and Chase. His mission statement in life is – To Inspire, Encourage, and Empower all people as led by God in this present age. And, he believes in openly sharing God’s love, grace, hope, and empowerment with others in positive ways.


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