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Derrick Wright Stresses Character And Reputation to Griffin Students (March, 2006)

Rev. Derrick R. Wright, senior pastor of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church, was a guest speaker at Griffin Middle School last week as part of Black History Month. Wright’s congregation of more than 1800 members has grown due to faith but also due to leadership skills used by Wright and his ministerial team that maximize strengths and reach goals. It was leadership and character that was the topic of Wright’s presentation at Griffin Middle School. Wright discussed how a person’s reputation can precede them in life and how important it is to present one’s self as a person of character who follows through on commitments. Wright, as a pastor, works with homeless people, jail ministry and ministries to reach out to the needy. He has a long history of working with young people and being able to connect to them on their level. Wright is a graduate of Mary-Hardin Baylor and has a master’s degree in divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.