Phone: 225.293.0165, Ext. 211
Dr. Derwood Perkins has a rich heritage in the Church of God with both grandfathers being ministers. Born and raised in Lexington, KY, he attended the University of Kentucky for two years majoring in Civil Engineering. He is a graduate of Lee University (Cleveland, TN) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion, a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry/Counseling from the Church of God Pentecostal Theological Seminary (Cleveland, TN), and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Piedmont International University (Winston-Salem, NC).
In August 2018 Dr. Perkins was appointed as Administrative Bishop of Louisiana after previously serving as Administrative Bishop of the Midlands Region from 2014-2018. Dr. Perkins comes with over thirty-six years of ministry in the local church as a Youth Pastor and Lead Pastor in Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Alabama.
Dr. Perkins has served on many Church of God state and international boards and committees. He currently serves as a member of the Church of God Global Board of Education and Adjunct professor at Lee University.
The Perkins have two married daughters that serve in ministry. Lauren (Danny) Henderson are replanting the City Hills Church of God in San Diego, CA. Kayla (Robbie) Beck is an Ordained Minister and reside in Athens, GA. They have been blessed with three wonderful grandchildren: Brooklyn Henderson, Audrey Henderson, and Andy Beck.