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Vice Cop to Vicar



Format: Paperback

Size: 216mm x 140mm

Pages: 200

Release Date: April 2024

Price: £11.99

ISBN: 9781915046840


Vice Cop to Vicar chronicles the extraordinary journey of one man through the darkest corridors of trauma to a profound transformation guided by faith. From the high-stakes world of law enforcement, DC Derrick Wilks found himself entrenched in the gruesome reality of crimes that shook the very foundation of his being. Alongside his wife, Ann, this book unravels gripping accounts of investigations that tested the boundaries of human wickedness, including the heart-wrenching discovery of a baby in a shoebox that would haunt him for years. The unyielding pressures of the job, devoid of any support or counselling, took a toll on Derrick's mental health, pushing him into a profound breakdown. And yet, amid the turmoil, a glimmer of hope emerged in the unexpected encounter with an evangelist that sparked a journey towards healing and purpose. This is Derrick's story - from the raw vulnerability of a shattered man to the celebration of the unwavering belief that even in the face of unspeakable darkness, light can eventually pierce through - a story of the power of faith.


Derrick Wilks was born in a small market town in Yorkshire, England. He was studying industrial chemistry until a chance encounter with a policeman resulted in him changing careers and joining the police. He spent the next 22 years in a variety of frontline posts culminating in the CID. He left the police on ill-health grounds. Derrick is married to Ann and they have 2 children and seven grandchildren who love to hear his stories. In 2008 both he and Ann were ordained as Pentecostal Ministers and served in churches in the Essex area of England until they retired.

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