Meet Arizona Missionaries

Doug & Cheryl Derbyshire

Doug and Cheryl have been serving over 30 years in Thailand. Although a physician by trade, Doug’s greatest passion is sharing Christ with the many unbelieving Thais (mainly Buddist) he encounters daily. Cheryl is the head of Thai Country Trim, a company that makes handmade Christmas ornaments sold around the globe. TCT employs women throughout Thailand, many of whom are not Christ followers. This ministry provides a liveable wage and shares the Gospel with these ladies weekly. Thai Country Trim workers work from home and meet weekly for Bible study and worship. Doug and Cheryl have 4 children. They have 9 grandchildren and #10 is coming in April. Their oldest son, Gary, is pastor of Apollo Baptist Church in Glendale, where the Derbyshires are members. Two of their children and their spouses currently serve with the IMB. Sandi is a nurse and her husband, Ryan, teaches Bible at a local high school. They live in Raleigh, NC.


How to Pray

  • That God would give us boldness, in every opportunity He puts us in, to share His Gospel message to the Thai people.
  • That we would have wisdom as we lead our various ministries.
  • For our new church plant and our Thai Country Trim Center in Ban Pho.

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Weekly Reminders

Each week we will send an email that highlights this week's prayer focus. It will also include links to the bulletin insert and PowerPoint slide that you can use with your church to engage them in praying for Arizona missionaries.