Derrick Lamar Kendrick, a native of Columbus, Ohio, holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. His musical career began in the seventh grade and expanded throughout high school and college. Over the course of twenty five+ years, Derrick has performed all over the U.S. as a soloist and in several bands, ensembles, choruses, and theatrical performances. He also served as the exclusive sound engineer for D'Light Lounge, LLC. More of his past accomplishments include the production of several CD projects for several recording artists and serving as music director of the theatrical performance of "Soul Matters" by Yolonda Tonette Sanders. Derrick currently serves as Minister of Music at Family Fellowship Church of Christ in Gahanna, Ohio, where Benjamin Hall serves as the Senior Pastor. Mr. Kendrick is a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He has been active in the music arena for many years as a drummer/percussionist; but it wasn’t until the age of 22 that Derrick discovered his love and talent for song writing. Since then, he has composed/arranged numerous songs in various genres including music for the Central State University Marching Band and the Grammy-nominated Central State University Chorus. He has also collaborated with, and written/arranged several songs for many local recording artists around Columbus, Ohio, including The Prophetic Poetess and his singing group, Divine Appointment. He is also responsible for the soundtrack to "Soul Matters" by Yolonda Sanders and the "Grandma and Me" series of children's books by Janette Kirksey. More recently, he has just completed his second solo CD project (sixth personal project) entitled “Kingdom Writer”. Derrick’s writing style combines highly syncopated rhythms with intricate harmonies and a laid back groove. His thought provoking, lyrical content is usually spiritually grounded and/or inspired by his life’s experiences. Following the completion of his undergraduate studies, Byg D Productions (now Byg D Productions LLC) was established by Derrick in 2000. Since that time, it has evolved into an umbrella for a number of ministries and services, including: "Divine Appointment" and Byg D Studios. The music that falls under the umbrella of Byg D Productions always relays a positive message. Consequently, Derrick does not limit himself to one particular age group or listening audience. It is his desire that all can listen to his music or, at the least, have an appreciation for it. Mr. Kendrick’s main goal is to reach people through his music, ultimately drawing them to Jesus Christ.