About Us



Derek and Mimi met in October, 2013 on a mission trip in in Camotán Guatemala where Mimi was already working as a missionary. They became close and kept in daily contact. After much prayer, they realized that God had put them together and so were married on June 8th, 2014. They sold just about all of his belongings, purchased a used 4×4 truck, and drove from Michigan to Guatemala where they worked with another ministry in Camotán for their first year. Being led by the Holy Spirit, they moved 6 hours away to another location called San Andrés Itzapa where they now live and serve God and where they are building a mission house to be able to host mission teams.

Straight Path Ministries is a non-denominational, Christian ministry committed to the fulfillment of The Great Commission with the desire to help individuals, families, and communities through the power of the Gospel. This is accomplished through a culturally cognizant approach to evangelism, and teaching the commands of the Bible.

We exist to introduce people to the Gospel of our Lord and Savior and to disciple them to become devoted followers.

We believe that exposing people to the extraordinary power of God’s word will transform individuals, families, and communities through the love of our Lord and Savior.

We believe that it is necessary to help people live a Christian life by teaching Biblical truths and values as directed by God and shown through the life and works of Jesus Christ.

We strive to build up the church of our Lord and Savior with believers that are spiritually grounded in the teachings of the Bible.

The Great Commission

Matthew 28:16-20

New International Version (NIV)

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.