Pastor Derrick Burrus is married with four sons and one daughter. He was born in Pahokee, Florida. He trusted Christ as his Savior in 1989 and was baptized by Lakeside Baptist Church where he was licensed to the ministry in 1991.
In 1992, he was ordained by Central Baptist Church in Lithia where he served as youth pastor while attending Florida Baptist College
He pastored Lake Park Baptist Church in Miramar from 1992 to 1995 and Landmark Baptist Church in Orlando from 1995 to 2004.
He has pastored
Capital Heights Baptist Church in Tallahassee
since February 2005.
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to religiously educate our children; to see the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, back-biting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.
We believe the King James Bible is the word of God from which all teachings must be based.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
In order to differentiate ourselves from churches which have strayed from biblical truths,
we briefly state the following doctrines to align ourselves with the Bible
and other churches which share our commitment to God’s word:
We believe the Genesis account of creation.
We believe in the triune nature of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:26, John 1:1-3,14, Colossians 2:9, Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:7)
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. (Luke 1:27)
We believe in the sinful, depraved nature of man. (Romans 3:23, John 3:18)
We believe that man can find salvation and redemption only by repentance and faith
in Jesus Christ as the sacrifice for forgiveness of sin.
(John 14:6, 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6:23)
We believe scriptural baptism is that of a believer, by immersion,
by the authority of a local New Testament church.
(Romans 6:3, Colossians 2:12, Matthew 28:18-19)
We believe in closed communion, restricted to the members of a local church.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-32, 5:7-13)
We believe in local church and in church discipline. We refute the doctrine of one universal church.
(Matthew 18:15-17, 1 Corinthians 5:11-13)
We believe in church ordination of qualified and certified men
to the offices of Pastors and Deacons.
(Acts 6, 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1)
We believe in freewill tithes and offerings for the funding of the ministry.
(1 Corinthians 16:1-2, Malachi 3:8-10)
We believe in personal evangelism and missions. (Luke 10:2, 2 Timothy 4:5)
We believe in the eternal security of the believer. (John 3:36, Romans 8:35-39)
We believe in the eminent, pre-tribulation, pre-millennial,
personal return of Jesus Christ when He will call believers to eternity in Heaven.
(John 14:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
We believe those who refuse God will exist in eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire.
(John 3:36, Revelation 20:15, 21:8)