Derrick L. McRae

Welcome to the OFFICIAL page for Pastor Derrick L. McRae, Senior Pastor of The Experience Christian Center in Orlando, Florida.

Operating as usual

06/20/2021

Sunday Night Live!

Join us for Sunday Night Live Father's Day Edition.
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06/20/2021

Sunday Service 10:30am

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06/20/2021

My Pops! I’m missing you today…

My Pops! I’m missing you today…

06/18/2021

It’s so easy to ignore the Holy Spirit. Fight to stay connected.
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#derricklmcrae #DLMministries #orlandoflorida #connection #transformation #theprocess #transformativefaith #orlandopastor

06/13/2021

Sunday Service 10:30am

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Photos from Derrick L. McRae's post 06/11/2021

Well, today is the day. It’s June 11th, and I saved you for last. Archbishop Allen Wiggins has been with me every step of the way since I started ECC. The funny story is I use to fill in on drums for his church when he and his dad co-pastored. Little did I know then that God would bring this relationship full circle, and we would be here today.

Many struggle with giving others their credit publicly; I find no hesitation in speaking of the doors you’ve opened for me. You have single-handedly introduced me to some of the most pivotal relationships that I have today. I have watched you from afar; your voice and character speak for themselves in every room you walk in. It amazes me how much you help and speak positively of others, which even you know sometimes don’t speak positively of you. You have taught me to look beyond the attacks and find value in every person I encounter.

Your model for business and community development has inspired me for the next 50 years; to attempt to catch up with what you’ve already accomplished. You have taught me to look at ministry for much more than what I saw and be a community impacter. I believe with all my heart that you have the best ministry model related to community development and the church. For what you have been able to accomplish for many, it’s just a distant dream. However, it is evident that the hand of God is upon you to give you the wisdom and knowledge to maneuver and to negotiate in the way that only Archbishop Wiggins can do. I appreciate you, my family loves you, and we appreciate the fact that you all have welcome the McRae family into your lives.

To know that I am your first choice speaks volumes to me, and it is something that I do not take lightly. To know that this door was open by you means so much to me. I desire to come alongside you by assisting in expanding IBC, the Kingdom of God, and the people of God. Let’s keep making major moves together; this is just the beginning. I love you, Archbishop Allen T D Wiggins.

Photos from Derrick L. McRae's post 06/10/2021

Bishop Joseph W. Walker III has given me the model of pastoring your local house while having a mandate to serve the nation. For years I’ve felt the call to do more than just function on the local level. While pastoring is my heart, I also heard, saw, and accepted the additional call upon my life. Bishop Walker’s model of being approachable, relatable, and relevant allows him to stand out from the pack.

I was once told that wherever you desire to go, you should connect to those already there. Bishop Walker is there. I remember the first time we ever met. I invited him to minister for a conference at Macedonia. He accepted the invite and came not knowing anything about our ministry or me (the conference host). When he arrived in Central Florida until he flew back out, he showed such great character. He wasn’t challenging to serve, nor was he demanding as we worked to demonstrate great hospitality. It was that moment that showed me how to conduct myself if ever I became privileged to serve the people of God on that level.

From day one of ECC, you’ve invested in the vision. Your constant calls, visits, text messages, and the list could go on have proven to be most effective for me. The way you and Dr. Stephanie have embraced my wife, and I have spoken volumes to us.

I’m an author today and have multiple streams of income because of your example. It still amazes me that you make time for me with all you’re involved in. I desire to serve the pastors who become connected with my work the same way you’ve displayed. I’ll never forget the words you spoke into my life when I strongly contemplated walking away from it all. I love you, sir, and appreciate your heart and service. I believe I’ll do well due to your example of doing things with excellence, passion, power, and purpose. You are a gift to the body of Christ.

Photos from Derrick L. McRae's post 06/10/2021

Bishop Derrick W. Hutchins has played a significant role in my ministry life. When you first moved to Orlando and became the pastor of my home church (as I was attending FAMU), I was inspired by your style, your anointing, and your desire for excellence in ministry. You introduced Orlando to a NEW move. From the “Fellowship Conference” to sporadic Sunday night visitations from friends that you had all across the nation, your ability to take over the media of Central Florida by being on television and radio all open my eyes wide to the potential of what a ministry could be.

You’ve always been very, very strong and challenging with your words concerning me. For years I fought against those words only to discover later that your discussions and methods were vital to creating who I am today. I can remember a phrase you would often say to me and the church as a whole that remains with me to this day, “I have been talked about by the best, so get in line with your discussion.” 😂Those words inspire me today because I now understand that promotion will require someone to speak ill of you. Thank you for building what many in ministry don’t have today, and that’s mental toughness.

I would also like to thank you for introducing me to how ministry could be and for the unique style of your preaching that you expose me to. You taught me how to do ministry with an edge to it—giving the people more than just a service to attend but an EXPERIENCE, an encounter with God.

In my early years of pastoring, I found myself preaching just like you (your style was unrivaled), which taught me a valuable lesson that I pass on to my ministries today. That lesson is that everyone should start out looking like someone before they become who they will be. That’s called foundation, so today, I write this to thank you for giving me a foundation to build upon. A map to develop ministry and a boundary that does not exist as it relates to meeting God's needs for the people.

Additionally, I credit my hospitality heart to what you have taught and showed me. Your way of taking care of your guest and those close to you in ministry has become the standard for me at The Experience Christian Center. We don’t often speak anymore, but today I appreciate all of your deposits in my life. Thank you, Bishop Derrick W. Hutchins.

#THISFRIDAY #Consecration #HonorThem #eccorlando #DerrickLMcRae

06/09/2021

"The Call" Episode 4/Finale of The Call: From Pastor to Bishop-Elect

We’re two days away from one of the most monumental times of my life. I’m truly blessed to be surrounded by so much love and support from my family, friends, and my Experience Christian Center family.

I understand the power of my “yes” that I told God 11 years ago and this Friday I will stand before Him again, still with a "yes"!

Enjoy the finale "The Call" Episode 4/Finale of The Call: From Pastor to Bishop-Elect Documentary.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all this Friday, June 11th at 7:03pm! For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3z06WTm

-For His Service
Bishop-Elect Derrick L. McRae

#ECCOrlando #ECCDLM #ExperienceOrlando #OrlandoChurch #FloridaChurch

Photos from Derrick L. McRae's post 06/09/2021

Bishop Julia Wade has been with me since day one of The Experience Christian Center. From the moment I ran into her in that Publix parking lot until now, she’s been a staple in my life. Her passion for prayer and her quest for excellence is unparalleled. Her confidence in rooms and her ability to know what to say and how to shift atmospheres and deposit wisdom are unmatched. I consider Bishop Wade as my other conscious! She has a way of calling and correcting, however just before she hangs up, she knows exactly how to inspire you but reminds you that “her name is all she got” and that I better not mess up her name.

Bishop Wade, thank you for all of our conversations and the rich counsel you have given me. Whenever I’m making decisions, I seem to always hear your voice of reason. You are a jewel to the body of Christ and especially to the Central Florida community. Thank you for being consistent and transparent. Everybody needs a Bishop Julia a Wade!

Photos from Derrick L. McRae's post 06/09/2021

Pastor Willie C. Barnes has been one of the key shapers of my ministry. Seeing his passion for the community and his heart for the underserved has always inspired me and remains with me as I carry out ministry.

Pastor Barnes granted me an opportunity of a lifetime. He stepped out on a limb and gave this COGIC boy a chance to expand his ministry knowledge when joining Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. I knew how to have church, but Pastor Barnes exposed me to how to run a church. His structure and staff showed me things that even college couldn’t provide. I remember him redirecting me when I almost accepted a church assignment in Tallahassee. His exact words were, “get me the books, and I’ll tell you if you should take it.” Well, the results were not to take it. He also drilled me on my ministry structure once I told him about starting ECC. His exact words again were, “I have to make sure you don’t end up in trouble” (business side of things).

You’ve taught me much, and I know there would be no ECC without my six years at Macedonia. I don’t get to express it enough personally to you, but I mention your value and worth in my life often when talking with others.

Thank you for giving me a chance and making sure I learned from one of the greatest to ever pastor. I love you, Pastor Willie C Barnes, and the Macedonia family.

#THISFRIDAY #Consecration #HonorThem #eccorlando #DerrickLMcRae

06/08/2021

Tonight! Join us IN PERSON or online at 6:47pm for Tuesday Night Teaching! I’m still tackling “Your defeated mentality.”
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#eccorlando #tuesdaymotivation #tuesdaynight #biblestudy #orlandoflorida #orlandochurch #floridachurch #dlmministries #church #praiseandworship #motivation #transformationtuesday

Photos from Derrick L. McRae's post 06/08/2021

Pastor Larry C. Miles has been a tremendous influence in my life. It started with me serving him when he would come to preach for our church. He and I later connected stronger through then Taja Powell ( now @tajamcrae ). She introduced me to the farther side of Pastor Larry C. Miles, and when my biological father passed (Eugene V. Glenn), Pastor Miles fulfilled that role with me.

You’ve been my counselor, my corrector, my cheerleader, and an intercessor for me. My faith increased tremendously because of our relationship. You single-handed restored confidence in me for what a pure heart and sonship should be and look like in ministry. I credit my Sheppard’s mentality to you. Your heart is enormous, and your love for God is unmatched by anyone I’ve ever come in contact with. I love you, “Pops!” In your words, “for a young man, you’ve done well! “

#THISFRIDAY #consecration #HonorThem #eccorlando #derrickmcrae

Photos from Derrick L. McRae's post 06/08/2021

Day two, and I want to honor Bishop Samuel Green. You and my dad were friends, and you treated me like a son. I watched you from a distance as I witness the way you transitioned St. Mark AME into one of the most contemporary churches Orlando had ever seen. Who knew I would become your drummer and would have endless days of conversation talking about life and the church.

I credit my political engagement to your efforts. I was always watching you walk with such influence among our local, state, and national politicians. You always had a voice for the community and a love for the people you served.

When my dad passed, you step up BIG TIME. Making sure my Mom, brother, and sister was taken care of. You’ve shown me the true heart of a pastor and how to maintain a down-to-earth personality. I love you and appreciate all you’ve deposited in me. #honor #AME #eccorlando #heritage #derrickmcraeq

Photos from Derrick L. McRae's post 06/07/2021

All week I want to honor (Clergy) men and women who have deposited into me spiritually as I approach this consecration on Friday.

The first is Bishop M L Scoiners. He carried himself in such a manner that respect was demanded. He was way ahead of his time and really showed me how to pastor while leading other churches. His principles and expectations were high. His demands for excellence were evident. And his outcomes were always excellent. Under his leadership, Western Florida was the premier jurisdiction in Florida, and it was known across the country. He built one of the most beautiful sanctuaries Orlando has ever seen.

Bishop was a close family friend, and his ministry connected so many people who still yet remain friends in our city. He rebuked me (very often, might I add), but I knew without a shadow of a doubt he loved me. He was the pastor of Malone Memorial COGIC. We all miss him!

Bishop Scoiners thank you for your deposit.
#THISFRIDAY #consecration #COGIC #HonorThem #eccorlando #derrickmcrae

06/07/2021

Rebroadcast of 9:03am Service

Join Us for the Rebroadcast of today's 9:03am service!
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06/06/2021

Y’all go ahead and tap into our Facebook Live or YouTube channel now!
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06/03/2021

If you have kids in Middle or High School, they are invited to join us TOMORROW NIGHT‼️

AfterShock was designed to help the youth at The Experience find the right rhythm in their walk with Jesus. You’ll enjoy a time of fellowship, prayer, worship and hear some anointed word.

We aim to see every student transformed by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope that students become disciples of Jesus who make other disciples.

We look forward to seeing you soon. #eccorlando #dlmministry #orlandochurch #floridachurch #ecceveryday #derrickLMcRae

If you have kids in Middle or High School, they are invited to join us TOMORROW NIGHT‼️

AfterShock was designed to help the youth at The Experience find the right rhythm in their walk with Jesus. You’ll enjoy a time of fellowship, prayer, worship and hear some anointed word.

We aim to see every student transformed by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope that students become disciples of Jesus who make other disciples.

We look forward to seeing you soon. #eccorlando #dlmministry #orlandochurch #floridachurch #ecceveryday #derrickLMcRae

06/03/2021

Great time hanging out with my college friends. Listen y’all check out Yardbird in Dallas 🔥🔥🔥! #derrickmcrae

Great time hanging out with my college friends. Listen y’all check out Yardbird in Dallas 🔥🔥🔥! #derrickmcrae

06/02/2021

Episode 3 "The Experience" of The Call: From Pastor to Bishop-Elect Documentary.

Experiencing the presence of God sounds like such a mystery. However, it has always been my dream for everyone who walked thru our church’s door to experience God rather thru the word, prayer, music, outreach, or a simple hello. One of the greatest gifts of my life has been sharing the presence of God. His presence is amazing and has been essential in my growth over the past 11 years.

Enjoy "The Experience" Episode 3 of The Call: From Pastor to Bishop-Elect Documentary.

Bishop-Elect’s consecration will take place on June 11th at 7:03pm.
For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3z06WTm

#ECCOrlando #ECCDLM #ExperienceOrlando #OrlandoChurch #FloridaChurch

05/31/2021

Today and everyday, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. #MemorialDay

Today and everyday, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. #MemorialDay

05/30/2021

Sunday Service 10:30am

We’re LIVE! Join us in our Online Sunday Worship Experience! Invite others to join you and let’s have an Experience! #eccorlando

05/29/2021

Our Performing Arts Ministry never let us down. I’m looking forward to them showcasing their talents and horning our 2021 graduates! Thank you to all our youth leaders and parents for making this possible. JOIN US! #eccorlando

Our Performing Arts Ministry never let us down. I’m looking forward to them showcasing their talents and horning our 2021 graduates! Thank you to all our youth leaders and parents for making this possible. JOIN US! #eccorlando

Videos (show all)

Sunday Night Live!
Sunday Service 10:30am
Sunday Service 10:30am
"The Call" Episode 4/Finale of The Call: From Pastor to Bishop-Elect
Rebroadcast of 9:03am Service
Episode 3 "The Experience"  of The Call: From Pastor to Bishop-Elect Documentary.
Sunday Service 10:30am
The Call: From Pastor to Bishop-Elect Documentary - Episode 2 "The Climb"
Sunday Service 10:30am

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5230 Indian Hill Rd.
Orlando, FL
32808

General information

Pastor Derrick L. McRae has contributed much to the Central Florida area. He has an excellent reputation as a Youth Minister. Additionally, he is known for not only creating dynamic conferences, but also enhancing existing ones with the aim of touching the youth in the most effective way possible. One of his most successful enhancements is the A.R.M.Y. Conference, which is held in Orlando, FL every July that has had appearances by Marvin Sapp, J Moss, Youthful Praise, Canton Jones, Kiera “KiKi” Sheard, 21:03, Troy Sneed, Madelyn Berry, B. Reith, GRITS, Pastor Jamal Bryant, Evangelist Joyce Rodgers, Pastor Bryan Townsend and more. Furthermore, he has developed mentoring programs in the public school systems. His vision of touching souls globally pushes him to continue to give his time in traveling the globe preaching the word of God! In the near future, Pastor McRae plans to write books that are directed to youth ministries, ministry structures and servant hood for preachers. Pastor McRae is happily married to the lovely Taja Chanel McRae and they have three wonderful children, Brailon, Derrick II and Kayla. Backed by supporters that believe in his vision, Pastor McRae has stepped out on faith and is driven to fulfill his calling to God. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of "The Experience Christian Center" located in the beautiful city of Orlando, FL. Email: [email protected]
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