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Derek and Melissa Sutherland

The following is a description of a ministry project of Impact France in collaboration with CAEF.

Derek and Melissa Sutherland

Derek and Melissa Sutherland (children Noah, Joseph and Olivia) have been in Ministry in France since 2013.  Since mid-2022, their ministry has been in Saint Etienne, where over 180,000 people live compared to only 6 small evangelical churches. Derek is pastoring the church of La Terrasse (CAEF) along with other elders and also developing church planting in the metro area where half a million people live for only 10 evangelical churches total.

Prior to this calling, the Sutherlands completed in 2022 an M.Div. in Great Commission Studies in Louisville, Kentucky.  From 2013 to 2020, they church-planted in the North of France in Lens with France Pour Christ. They served by teaching on Sundays and in community groups, doing outreach in the community of Lens, and serving at the youth group.

The Sutherlands have a passion to see people transformed by the Gospel to live a life that glorifies God through Scripture-saturated, Christ-oriented communities belonging to biblical churches. Please prayerfully consider supporting their ministry.

Impact France is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 20-30-98434). As such, all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and by making a donation you acknowledge that Impact France has complete discretion and control over all funds given. Furthermore, you authorize Impact France to share your contact information with project leaders for the purposes of communication and stewardship. If you do not wish for project leader(s) to receive your contact information, please go to and in the comments box, include a note stating “Anonymous Gift for CAEF – Derek and Melissa Sutherland”.

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282 avenue Victor Hugo 26000 Valence

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Impact France
1100 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309