Derric Johnson

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As a Musician… he has written 150 original songs, 23 cantatas and 2800 musical arrangements, published 32 books of choral collections and has been involved in producing 98 recorded albums on fourteen labels.

As a Pastor… he is an ordained minister, serving for 18 years in two churches as Associate Pastor, Minister of Music, Minister to Collegians and Minister to Single Adults.

As a Creator… he founded and directed THE RE’GENERATION, a touring ensemble of singers who traveled for twelve years, logging over a million miles, performing to more than 12,000,000 people in 6,000 concerts.

As an Author… he has written fourteen books, including EASY DOESN’T DO IT; EXCELLENCE IS NEVER AN ACCIDENT; THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS, THINK SPOTS FOR LIFE and I DIDN’T KNOW THAT!

As An Educator… for six years he held the position of Artist in Residence / Director of Music Ministries at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.

As a Speaker… he is recognized as a Staley Foundation Lecturer, is often featured in National and International Conventions with his inspirational and motivational delivery.

As a Consultant… he has served Church and Parachurch Ministries, has been a specialty writer for Radio City Music Hall and for thirty-three years served as a Creative Consultant for WALT DISNEY WORLD where he arranged and produced Epcot Center’s THE VOICES OF LIBERTY, America’s premier a cappella stylists and wrote the music for the CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT PROCESSIONAL, Disney’s most popular live show. For three years he arranged and directed THE DOLPHINS VOICES for the NFL professional football team, the Miami Dolphins.

As a Visualizer… he is listed as an Event Conceptualist by Masterplanning Associates of Orlando, Florida.

As an Achiever… he has been named Azusa Pacific University ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR, by SESAC as INSPIRATIONAL SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR, twice has
been awarded the GEORGE WASHINGTON HONOR MEDAL by the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, has been awarded the prestigious MOUSCAR (the Walt Disney version of the Oscar) for outstanding creative achievement and is currently listed in THE INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO IN MUSIC.

Publications by Derric Johnson