About Derek


Today, Derek serves as the Executive Director of Love One International.  Love OneDerek Bell headshot  exists to transforming the lives of children and families in Uganda through life-saving medical care, family preservation and sharing the love of Jesus.

Since 2004 Derek headed up consulting efforts as the president of Mosaic Strategy Group, a boutique strategy-consulting firm, Derek utilizes his experience in the business and faith-based publishing industry as well as strategy development. Mosaic Strategy Group works with nonprofits and content creators such as Bob Buford, Leadership Network, The Drucker Institute, Amazima Ministries International (founded by New York Times Best Selling author, Katie Davis Majors), iDonate, Dallas Willard Ministries and numerous publishers.  For nearly fifteen years Derek served as part of philanthropist and author, Bob Buford’s personal consulting team. Derek also served as an adjunct professor of marketing and management at Belmont University, where he earned his MBA as a Sigma Beta Delta inductee.  From 2009-2013, in addition to heading Mosaic Strategy Group, Derek served as a pastor on staff at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Prior to Mosaic Strategy Group, Derek served as the Director of Marketing for Integrity Publishers where he managed the marketing for numerous New York Times Bestsellers including Max Lucado, Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Pat Roberston, Bob Buford, Frank Peretti, Brennan Manning, and others. At LifeWay Christian Resources, Derek’s tenure included leadership in channel management and corporate strategic planning with the direct to church division, retail, trade publishing, international, and internet divisions.

Derek serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Both Hands—an organization that raises funds for adopting families while serving a widow in need (www.bothhandsfoundation.org). Derek, his wife Jennifer, and their three children live in Brentwood, Tennessee.