Shawn Derritt

Shawn Derritt


Shawn Derritt has a big voice that commands the listener's attention with a beautiful rich tone. His music is strong and full of energy and hope. His voice is classical in style with a contemporary edge. He is compared to artist like Luther Vandross, Jeffrey Osborne, Sam Cook, and Donnie McClurkin.


Shawn P. Derritt

Shawn P. Derritt is a gifted Praise & Worship Leader, soloist, author, speaker, song writer and internationally known Gospel Recording Artist. He has over 20 years experience as a worship Leader and has written over 80 songs. He is the author of two books, “Christ Inner Healing” and “Naked and Unashamed” (co-authored with his wife Saskia Derritt). He has released two CD’s “Someone Like Me” (2008) and “Thank You” (2009). Shawn is the president and co-founder of Christ Inner healing Ministries®, LLC.

His voice has been compared to great artist like Luther Vandross, Jeffrey Osborne, Al Green, Sam Cook, and Donnie McClurkin. If you enjoy a bit of Jazz and R&B interwoven with a message of Hope, Love and Peace, you are going to enjoy the music of Shawn P. Derritt.

Shawn has been featured and has performed at many local events in the Kansas City area and national events: Christian Family Day 2008 and 2009 in Smithville, MO, Kansas City Chief’s Faith and Family Day (2008), The University of Central Missouri 2009 MLK Day Gospel Concert, 2009 King Cat Christian Music Awards, Star 102 Verizon Talent Search / Lee Summit Down Town Days 2010, TBN Praise The Lord, St. Joseph MO (2009), and Celebration Life Festival Spearfish, SD (2010). His talent has allowed him to share the stage with several national artists and some high profile independent artists. He has opened for Jeremy Riddle, James Hall, and Bread of Stone to name a few. He also sung back for J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise at the 26th annual Stellar Award 2011, held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.


2008 2nd Place Winner, Gospel Explosion Festival in the Park, Kansas City, MO
2008 Finalist, Rock The Light Talent Search, Starlight Theater, Kansas City, MO
2009 Best Male Vocalist of The Year, King Cat Christian Music
2009 Nominee for Best Inspirational, King Cat Christian Music
2009 Nominee for Best R&B, King Cat Christian Music
2009 Nominee for Best Gospel Album “Thank You”, Independent Music Awards, International Competition
2010 Nominee for Best Gospel Album, King Cat Christian Music
2010 Nominee for Best Male Vocalist, King Cat Christian Music
2010 Nominee for Best R&B, King Cat Christian Music
2010 Top Ten Finalist Star 102/Verizon Talent Search
2010 Best of The Blessed Top Ten Solo Finalist, National


“Thank You”, Shawn’s much anticipated sophomore project is a celebration of thanksgiving fused with a bit of old school soul and some Latin flavor. From the opening hand-clapping declaration song of “I’m Turning To You” to the old school two-stepping song of “No One But You”, you will find the this project to be soothing yet electrifying. The vocals on “Around Your Throne” will surprise you, followed by an electrifying musical reprise. If you liked some of the heartfelt songs from his freshman project “Someone Like Me”, then you will want to hear new songs like “Without You” and “I’ll Serve You Lord”, songs that will allow you to transcend your world and speak directly to the heart of God. If you have experienced the music ministry of Shawn P. Derritt, you will enjoy “Thank You”. The music is strong and powerful. “Thank You” has been nominated for best Gospel Album (2009) by the Independent Music Awards, a widely recognized and acclaimed international organization.

“Someone Like Me” is a collection of contemporary Christian music expressed in reflective songs with a touch of Jazz, Classical and R&B all presented with an amazing voice that is soothing, calm and uplifting. Shawn’s songs are easily owned by the listener as they express the heart of those who have been forgiven much.