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R. Derin Carmack

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Memories & Candles

“My son had shared with me about Derin's coffee Shop that aired at noon on a local Christian Radio Station. He spoke of how much it had blessed him. ...Read More »
1 of 53 | Posted by: Rosa Moore-Jordan, M.A. Rel. (honors) - IL

“A few years after I begin in the ministry some thirty years ago, I encountered Derin Carmack praying on the radio. What amazed me was how calm he...Read More »
2 of 53 | Posted by: Jim Pelletier - Daytona Beach, FL

“I knew Derin and Rita and lost touch when they divorced. I loved their show, had to forgive Derin when the divorced happened. I loved them both. Rita...Read More »
3 of 53 | Posted by: Tawascan Pelletier - Grand Jct,, CO

“Derin's Coffee Shop played in my mom's car every morning on the way to school. Derin had such a way of helping people to know that God loves us all....Read More »
4 of 53 | Posted by: Michael Lambert - Birmingham, AL

“I used to listen to Derin's Coffee Shop on the radio in Hampton Virginia daily. I received Jesus the Christ as my personal Lord and Savior at the age...Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: Faye (Ambrose) Williams - NY

“getting to hear Derin & Barbara on the radio, receiving encouraging words as well as being taught to stand on the word. i remember seeing them at ”
6 of 53 | Posted by: La'Drina Sweeney - Portland, OR

“Wow! I had no idea! I used to listen to Derin (and Rita) for YEARS, when I lived in Colorado many years ago! I've thought of him often. ”
7 of 53 | Posted by: Christi Wilson - Fort Atkinson, WI

“Friend last week emailed me she was living in Colorado so I asked her to look up Derin's Coffee Shop in Windsor. I have many of his tapes from and...Read More »
8 of 53 | Posted by: Betty Turton, age 80 !!!!!! - VA

“I am so sorry to learn of his demise but happy for heaven's gain. It was years, years when I faithfully listened to you both and deliverances in my...Read More »
9 of 53 | Posted by: daphne alexander - pikesville, MD

“I sincerely wish I could share the feelings of all of you who have signed the guestbook. I first thought Derin was a good person but not long after...Read More »
10 of 53 | Posted by: Donna Scheller - Evergreen, CO

“Barbara et al, I moved to Ft. Collins 6 years ago and have predominantly lost touch with my Denver life since then. When I awakened this morning,...Read More »
11 of 53 | Posted by: Mel Hilgenberg - Ft. Collins, CO

“i just learned of derins death as i have been out or state---its very sad ---and he will be missed ---i remember when i first started listening to...Read More »
12 of 53 | Posted by: david a jarvis - aurora, CO

“Words cannot express the deep void his going home will leave in this world, but the holy Spirit spoke to me and said if I live and give to others...Read More »
13 of 53 | Posted by: Rene A Harris - Portland, OR

“Barbara, I have been out of the country and out of touch The shock when I heard the news was deep. I remember the very first Derin Live program I...Read More »
14 of 53 | Posted by: kandis - Littleton, CO

“Barbara, I have known of Derin since the 80's when I listened to the "coffeeshop" on WNNN in New Jersey. (I grew up in Philadelphia) Derin was...Read More »
15 of 53 | Posted by: Craig Daliessio - Nashville, TN

“Barbara, I was out of town and when I returned, I turned on the radio and I was shocked to hear the memorial service for Derin! I was always blessed...Read More »
16 of 53 | Posted by: Sandra L. Ramirez - Denver, CO

“Barbara, I was out of town and when I returned, I turned on the radio and I was shocked to hear the memorial service for Derin! I was always blessed...Read More »
17 of 53 | Posted by: Sandra L. Ramirez - Denver, CO

“Barbara, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sorry that we could not attend the memorial service as we were...Read More »
18 of 53 | Posted by: Dave & Bonnie Duell - Littleton, CO

“It is hard to summarize what Derin has meant to our family. We have seen healing and deliverances when Derin prayed for us. We have seen angels at...Read More »
19 of 53 | Posted by: Dennis and Stephanie Fuchsberger - AL

“Barbara, We received so much quality teaching from Derin and you by listening to Derin Live. You both exemplify the Love of God in your lives. We...Read More »
20 of 53 | Posted by: Dorothy and Jerry Brethauer - CO

“Barb: May the Lord Bless You and Keep You during this trying time. God Bless !! Ron & Chyrl ”
21 of 53 | Posted by: Ron & Chyrl Statler - Greeley, CO

“My deepest condolences to Barbara and family. I will miss Deris saying "let's Go For It" at 1030am. He was indeed an inspiration. His mission on...Read More »
22 of 53 | Posted by: Jim Moench - Cheyenne, WY

“Dear Barbara and Family, Our sincere condolences for your loss but heavens gain. Please let us know how we can serve you, as you and Derin have...Read More »
23 of 53 | Posted by: Brian & Lesley Carberry - CO

“May God continue to bless and keep you Barbara. ”
24 of 53 | Posted by: Sally Johnson - CO

“When I first heard Derin & Barbara on the radio, my spirit told me to go to your meeting. At the meetings I totally 'soaked' up all the wondreful...Read More »
25 of 53 | Posted by: Gina Garcia-Balderas - Denver, CO

“I will miss his friendship and humour, as will everyone, I'm sure. The world needs more men like Derin. Everyone at " The Bindery " sends their...Read More »
26 of 53 | Posted by: Curt Wood - Littleton, CO

“Barbara, I am thinking of Derin and the things that I learned through your teaching of the Word of God each and every day. I was not able to...Read More »
27 of 53 | Posted by: jackie hardesty - parker, CO

“Hi barbara! for the past six weeks i have been telling my wife of four years (Karla)about you and Derin and how i need to email you which i am not...Read More »
28 of 53 | Posted by: dean drury - greeley, CO

“Dear Barbara To know you and Derin is to know true love. The love that you have for each other overflowed to all of us. It was a joy to see the two...Read More »
29 of 53 | Posted by: Mary Drummond - Aurora, CO

“Dearest Barbara: Your husband was truly an extraordinary man who touched our lives in an incredible way! We already miss Derin very much. We are so...Read More »
30 of 53 | Posted by: Tom & Lynne Kuiken - Littleton, CO

“My love and thoughts are with all of Derin and Barbara's family and with Arlene Plog and family. I am a cousin to Derin's mother. My father, Chris...Read More »
31 of 53 | Posted by: Mary Alice (McG.) Slade - UT

“Dear Barbara, I met you for the first time today, but I knew Derin for more than 15 years. He was always a gentleman. My deepest condolences are...Read More »
32 of 53 | Posted by: JoAnne Billen - Denver, CO

“Derin was used by God to free me from the fear that I had lost my salvation. He and Barbara taught and then were then used our Lord to baptize both...Read More »
33 of 53 | Posted by: Bill McLaughlin - CO

“Precious Barbara, I know God's Loving Embrace is comforting you now via The Holy Spirit. Thank you and Derin for sharing your lives so openly each...Read More »
34 of 53 | Posted by: Laura Barton, R.N. - Littleton, CO

“Barbara, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I find comfort in the fact that Derin is with our Father in Heaven. How glorious that...Read More »
35 of 53 | Posted by: Dan Partch - Greeley, CO

“Derin, thank you for all you did in His Kingdom and all the orphan's you helped to feed for so many years. His reward is now yours. ”
36 of 53 | Posted by: Albert & Mary Ilges - Morrison, CO

“Dear Barbara We will miss Derin's voice on the radio, We will miss the decerment of the word of GOD that was given to Derin so that he could share...Read More »
37 of 53 | Posted by: Tony D. & Mary A. Flores - CO

“Barbara and Family, We are all losing a great man of faith and of character. I'm glad I met him several months back at the meetings on Saturday. ...Read More »
38 of 53 | Posted by: Thomas Johnson - Broomfield, CO

“Dear Barb, God had blessed your lives together and touched many lives through your ministry and He will not fail you now. I will miss his silly...Read More »
39 of 53 | Posted by: Arlene Plog - Greenville, IL

“We love you Grandpa Derin! Love, Dustin Katie Connor and baby girl on the way. ”
40 of 53 | Posted by: Dustin Dunphy - CO

“Derin has been a great influence, showing God's love in a strong but special way. ”
41 of 53 | Posted by: Lynn J (White) Boyce - Greeley, CO

“My condolences to everyone in the families. ”
42 of 53 | Posted by: Peter J. Dunphy - Fort Collins, CO

“Our Sister Barbara Thankyou so much for your faithfullness and true devotion to D.C.over your many years together! We know that GOD was # 1 in...Read More »
43 of 53 | Posted by: David and Carole Shennum - CO

“So sorry to hear about Derin I will pray for you Barbara The verse that came to me for Derin Matt25 verse23 Well done good and faithful servant...Read More »
44 of 53 | Posted by: Louise Lopez - Westminster, CO

“Barb, I can't even begin to tell you how much you and Derin have meant to us and continue to mean to us. You know that you and your family are in...Read More »
45 of 53 | Posted by: Janet Williamson - Aurora, CO

“You are in our thoughts & prayers! Much love, Nicole Hollinger & Family St. James UMC, Tulsa, OK ”
46 of 53 | Posted by: Nicole Hollinger - Tulsa, OK

“Thank you for your faithful commitment to the cause of Christ. You will be sorely missed but soon we will all be together with our Blessed Savior....Read More »
47 of 53 | Posted by: Sherri Lempe - Monument, CO

“Barb, Thanks for being there for my Dad. We are praying for you. I will miss Dad and have many great memories of him. He was a good person and...Read More »
48 of 53 | Posted by: Monte Carmack - Shipshewana, IN

“Enjoy your rest Derin, and Barbara we pray that the Lord Jesus will give you strenth to continue your walk. We bless you! The children of Home of...Read More »
49 of 53 | Posted by: Tony & Rosa Rivera - Doral, FL

“Barb, My prayers are with you and your family at this part of your journey through life here on earth. We can proudly say that Derin touched many...Read More »
50 of 53 | Posted by: Margaret - Denver, CO

“Barb, I most fondly remember Derin coming down the hall and letting go of Mocha so that Mocha could go "do her program." I am truly going to miss...Read More »
51 of 53 | Posted by: Julie Taylor - Denver, CO

“Derin has been a part of our lives for many years.He has taught us the MEAT of the Word and we love him very much.He will be sadly missed. ”
52 of 53 | Posted by: Steve and Mary Trahern - Longmont, CO

“I THANK GOD FOR BOTH OF YOU AND PRAY THAT YOU HAVE A CONTINUED SPIRIT OF PEACE AND COMFORT IN THIS NEW SEASON OF LIFE. LOVE, MISSY ”
53 of 53 | Posted by: Melissa Joy Eicher - Loveland, CO


Derin Carmack passed away August 5, 2009 at the age of 71, preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Lillian Carmack. Derin has touched the hearts and lives of many people in the almost 3 decades of his T.V./radio ministries, including his radio-talk show "Derin LIVE! In Denver" on KLTT 670. He was born in Durango, CO January 22, 1938. He attended Central College in McPherson, KS and graduated with a B.A. from Seattle Pacific University. He received his Masters Degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado. Derin is survived by his wife of 19 years, Barbara Wells Carmack; sister, Arlene Plog; brother, Wesley Carmack; sons Lance (Pam) Carmack, Monte (Debbie) Carmack; daughter, Starlyn St. Claire; stepdaughters, Kimberly (Matthew) Duell and Dayna Beckary; 12 grandchildren including Dustin (Katie) Dunphy; two great-grandchildren. Mark 10:27, which he proudly displayed on his license plate (MarkX27) was his favorite verse, "With men it's impossible, but not with GOD for all things are possible with GOD" which were the last words that he uttered before he went home to be with the Lord. He will be greatly missed by all those who learned the revelation lessons that he taught. Memorials may be made to Derin LIVE! in Denver, and Home of Refuge-Honduras at First Bank of Denver. Thank you and GOD bless you!

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