Pastor Derek Claypool

Derek came with his family to Faith Baptist Church in October 1995. Previous ministry included15 years as youth pastor at Woodcrest Baptist Church in Fridley, MN. With more than 20 years of service to the Bemidji area, Pastor Claypool leads the church through teaching and preaching of the Word and outreach ministries. He has served the community as chaplain to the Bemidji Police Department, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bemidji Fire Department. Pastor and Brenda praise God for the many years of service in the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.