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 two sons, Reuben (2016) and Myles (2019).


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.