Derek Turcsanyi – Worship Arts Director

Derek joined the Riverside Tabernacle staff in October of 2014. He is passionate about displaying the Creator God to the broken world around us and being a part of the redemptive journey that God invitesĀ each one of us to walk.
Originally from Royal Oak, Michigan, he has been involved in music ministry since his teens and has been leading worship for congregations since he was 19. He has done ministry with Bluewater Youth For Christ, Standing in the Gap on the campus of Central Michigan University, and he even played at a D.A.R.E. graduation once. His favorite food is Lebanese, but he enjoys a wide variety of culinary arts. He also loves coffee. And just in case you were wondering – it’s pronounced tur-SAN-nee (and it rhymes with Danny). It’s Hungarian.