Derek Gute

Adult Ministries Pastor

Derek Gute


Married to my beautiful wife, Erin, since 2010. We have two daughters, Piper (2012) and Vera (2014), and a son, Reuben (2016).


I transitioned to my current role as Adult Ministries Pastor for LifePointe in July 2017. I originally joined staff in June of 2011 as the Student Ministries Pastor.

I earned a B.A. in Youth Ministry and Bible from Moody Bible Institute in 2010.

Book/Author Recommendations

I enjoy reading a great story, but I don’t have a favorite book or author.

Fun Facts

I am a huge Chicago sports fan, especially when it comes to the Chicago Bears! I enjoy watching and playing sports; I play the acoustic guitar; and I am a dog-person.

Favorite Scripture

Acts 20:24 “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.”

Favorite Types of Music

I enjoy a wide range of music due to the area where I grew up (south side of Chicago) and to the artists my wife has introduced me to. If you go for a drive with me, it is very possible you will hear one of these artists/bands: Alter Bridge, U2, Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Lecrae, Andy Mineo, John Mayer, and All Sons and Daughters.