1971- Derek, Jean and their four children move to East London.
July 1971- Derek and Jean attend an international Charismatic Conference in Guildford, England
Early 1970s- Derek & Jean miraculously purchased 10 St Lukes Road in East London, that would become The Caring Centre for alcoholics, drug addicts, prostitutes and the broken.
July 1971- The work of the CIF (Christian Interdenominational Fellowship) under Derek's leadership, becomes an essential resource for local & international leaders to make their teaching resources available for distribution.
1973- Derek & Jean pursue the vision of the Caring Community, made up of committed believers who would share & "do life" together for the Kingdom.
1970s- Derek continues to be an influential speaker in Ministry with SA Renewal Missions
Derek with Brian Bird- SA Renewal Missions
Derek- SA Renewal Missions
Derek & Jean ministering & worshipping together at a gathering
Derek would often attend gatherings & events, accompanied solely by a young guitarist- Noel Harper
1974- Under the banner of CIF, Derek organised the first charismatic conference in East London, South Africa
November 1976- Derek with Bill Burnett (Anglican Archbishop), Justus du Plessis (The general secretary of the Apostolic Faith Mission),& Nicholas Bengu (Founder of the Africa Back to God Crusade)
Derek with "Mr Pentecost", David du Plessis
1979- Derek is a guest speaker at SACLA (South African Christian Leadership Assembly)
Late 1970's/beginning 19080's- Derek and the team behind the scenes at the CIF office; the growing Caring Community.
1976- Derek shares the vision for "Come Holy Spirit", a multi-racial charismatic conference with a group of men who represented the main denominations in South Africa. Flies to Cape Town with Justus du Plessis to meet with Prime Minister John Vorster and the cabinet, to ask for permission to host this conference.
1977- Come Holy Spirit - A Historic multi-racial Charismatic conference
January 1976- The first edition of the New Vision magazine is published.