Radical Redemption with Derrick Wells
“It’s you and I showing up authentically every day being led by that which is within us, and that which gave presence to us, and just letting that shine in the spaces that we enter into.” - Derrick WellsAs a community leader, Derrick Wells faces unique challenges right now. He sees a power in all of us to not just go through hard times, but to grow through them. This week on Find Your Fierce & Loving, Derrick shares his extraordinary story from the streets of Chicago to Senior Minister of Christ Universal Temple. Along the way he was propelled by the power of discomfort, growth, and the commitment to become more of himself, until he could become the vital teacher and leader that he is today.(03:13) - Transforming consciousness(07:35) - Journey to Christ Universal Temple(18:40) - Accessibility of teaching(22:18) - The futureChicago native Derrick B. Wells, Ed.D. is an author, artist, corporate CEO, and The Senior Minister of Christ Universal Temple. Derrick’s journey to ministry draws from his own personal life of encountering challenges as an adolescent in the inner-city of Chicago. In his words he was “unchurched,” but found his way to Christ Universal Temple in search of someplace that could help him change and become better. Nearly five years after the Reverend Dr. Johnnie Colemon’s retirement, the Reverend Dr. Derrick B. Wells was selected by the congregation as the second Senior Minister in the history of CUT. In his new book, Guidelines for a Master: 12 Steps to an Extremely Happy Life, Derrick shares clear insights on how to live an authentic life through practical spirituality. In 2012, Wells was a contributing author for the book Spiritual Principles for a Prosperous Life.Do you want to unleash your inherent love and goodness, liberate yourself, and free humanity from the oppressive systems and structures we have created? We are here to support you in finding your fierce and loving life. Join us in Our Circle, a vibrant membership community rich in opportunities for engagement and transformation. Find out more at lolawright.com/our-circle.You can follow Lola Wright, on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and learn more about my work at lolawright.com.Chicago born and built, Lola grew up in wealth and privilege, yet always sensed something was missing. She sought out aliveness and freedom in music, immersing herself in the hip hop and house music scenes of 90s Chicago. After finding herself on her own at 23, as the mother of two young children, she became determined to create a new experience.Lola is an ordained minister with a gift for weaving together the mystical and material, she served for many years as the CEO of Bodhi Center, an organization committed to personal transformation, collective awakening, conscious activism, and community-building. This podcast is produced by Quinn Rose with theme music by independent producer Trey Royal.If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Find Your Fierce & Loving in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. Your reviews help others find the show.