Derrick Kinsey is originally from Calhoun, GA and graduated from Gordon Central High School. Beth Kinsey is a Cleveland native and graduated from Bradley Central High School. Derrick and Beth both attended and graduated from Lee University, where they met. A few years after graduating from Lee University, they both started working at the local Boys and Girls Club, where they have worked together for over 27 years. When they started, the club had two sites. Today, under their leadership, the Boys and Girls Club of the Ocoee Region operates 14 sites and serves nearly 1,000 youth daily over a region of four counties. They are in the process of opening additional sites in Etowah and Copper Basin. The tremendous growth started under the leadership of Charlie Sutton, and has continued under the direction of Derrick and Beth Kinsey, who serve as CEO and CFO, respectively. Derrick and Beth credit the Board of Directors and staff for the success, saying “they are a mission minded family who volunteer and work around the clock to enhance the lives of youth.”
Derrick’s professional honors include receiving the Lee University’s Upsilon XI Alumnus of the Year, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America J. Richard Ullom Rookie of the Year, and the United Way of the Ocoee Region’s Lt. Col. Jim Tucker Award. Derrick was one of seven executives nationally invited to train under the international CEO of Carter’s OshKosh B’Gosh and he was recently selected to serve on Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s leadership team representing the national 2050 Movement. Currently, Derrick serves as the Boys and Girls Clubs of TN Area Council Executive Secretary. Beth has been recognized multiple times for being employee of the year at the Boys and Girls Club of the Ocoee Region.
The Kinseys have two sons, Ian and Gage, and their family attends First Baptist Church where they enjoy serving in the youth ministries.