Welcome to Maximum Capacity,

Your life & ministry matters. You’re on the path where every new journey needs an experienced guide. Everyone needs a mentor to show them the way and a friend to go with them. Let’s take each step together.

 
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes ... the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. ... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. ... They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
— Steve Jobs
 
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Derick Thomas, CEO

30 Year Worship Leader, Songwriter, Producer, Artist, Coach, Speaker, Consultant

Pastor Derick Thomas is a versatile and compelling Leadership Trainer, and Certified Behavioral Consultant. He is a Dove and Stellar Award Nominee, Songwriter, Producer, CEO of Sound of the House, Former Music Pastor at Cornerstone Church Toledo, St James COGIC Toledo, Princeton Pike Church of God Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio 2019 -- 

As a worship leader or pastor you’ve probably sung the songs penned by Derick Thomas.

New Season, Your Latter Will Be Greater, No Limits,

We Agree…and many more

Industry

For years Derick Thomas has been behind the scenes writing music with Artists such as Grammy Award winning Israel Houghton, Dove and Stellar Award winning Martha Munizzi and Grammy Award winning Producer Donald Lawrence, Judy Jacobs, Alvin Slaughter, Vicki Yohe, Aaron Lindsey and many others. Derick's music has been heard around the globe in churches of all denominations, cultures and all walks of life.

Ministry

As a Worship Leader for 21 years before capacity crowds of 5000 on a weekly basis in one of the fastest growing churches in America, Derick has ministered with some for some of the biggest names in Ministry. He has been on the stage leading worship for Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, Bishop TD Jakes, Pastor Sheryl Brady, Dr. Mark Chironna, Bishop Tudor Bismarck, Clint Brown and a host of other Great Speakers.

Derick has ministered across the United States in independent and denominational churches and Internationally in Russia, Germany, Guatemala, Zimbabwe, and Durbin South Africa.

I have created this system based around the John Maxwell Leadership program which I became certified. Using the JMT certification alongside my Behavioral Analysis certification this program brings value, builds character and produces integrity in every individual.

With over 300 original songs, here is a PlayList of Youtube Videos of a few songs that Derick has penned.

Video Music by Derick

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Worship Team Challenges

 
  • Commitment

  • Spiritual Maturity

  • Morality Issues

  • Time Management

  • Toxic Attitudes

  • Insecurity

  • Seeking Validation

  • Territorial

  • Undisciplined

  • Unprepared

 
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Worship Leader Common Feelings

 
  • Confidence in your gifting

  • Feeling Inadequate

  • Diminishing Trust

  • Not Smart Enough

  • Insecurity

  • Not Good Enough

  • Not Experienced Enough

  • Not Focused Enough

  • Overcompensating

 
 
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Join Maximum Capacity

 

Our goal is to provide Worship Leaders, with the tools and insights to lead your team every week. We do this by providing real leadership principles to handle ministry life on and off the stage so they can be successful, and you can have consistency and longevity. 

    • Weekly Study $$$ Value -
      One of the most significant ways to show your people that you care is to invest in your team consistently. Because we know coming up with a weekly 15 min study plan can be daunting and next to impossible, we have developed weekly insights for worship leaders to share with their teams. As you share and engage with your team on another level, they soon will call you the HERO as you help them grow on and off the stage. Every week we send you a 15-20 min quick study on Leadership, Songwriting, Prophetic Insights, and more. All of this designed with you in mind.

    • Monthly Live Conference Call - $500 value -
      There is nothing better than an experienced guide. So every month we do a conference call for all Worship Leaders, Senior Pastors, and others with vital leadership roles. It’s 60-90minutes of teaching, coaching, and Q&A. Its another of our most valuable offers. You’ll hear both sides of the conversation as it comes from a 30 year Worship Leader/Senior Pastor.

    • Get the App - $$$ value (iOS/android available) http://maxcap.app (currently free)

      Weekly Podcast called, Worship Matters. We present practical insights for the creatives that make up your team.

      Biweekly Blog, We publish prophetic conversations between Derick and Holy Spirit. These are unscripted and hail from the fourth watch, 3am-6pm

     

 

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  • Maximum Capacity Book Series

    Everything is affected by the Sound of your house. Your ability to relate to people, your ability to control the lusts of your flesh and of course, your relationship to God. This series of books is designed for worship pastors, ministers of music, worship leaders and other titles given to the gatekeeper of worship in their church, to assist in you being a leader in the Body of Christ as you release a unique sound from your house.

    32 Indispensable Laws of Leadership for Worship Teams - Available Languages: English and Spanish

    Worship Pastors, this is a must-have book if you want to add value to your team and develop your people off the platform. Stop contending with the same external problems common to all worship teams that lack the knowledge found in this book. 32 Indispensable Laws of Leadership for Worship Teams will make your job easier and the longevity obtainable. 

    I Am Samson - Lessons in Leadership

    Samson represents the ones who stand in the spotlight each Sunday morning. Samson preaches to us and sings to us every week. They are strong in their gifting and like Samson, weak in their flesh. There is an epidemic of immorality going on in the church and in the world that runs side by side. In this book, I Am Samson, we discuss it. 

    Sound of the House 

    This book is designed to assist you in releasing the Sound of your house. 

    Discovering who you are and what you believe as a worship team leads to the creation of standards and the application of motivating administrative ideas to create a long-lasting department that releases the Sound of your house in worship when they sing. 

    3D System - Celebrate the Revelation

    This book shows you how to apply the 3D System successfully and release the Sound of your house.

    The Fourth Watch - Lessons from His Presence (Released this Fall)

    This book clarifies the importance of the 4th Watch the hours of 3am - 6am hours. It looks at the prophetic and shows many examples of prophetic utterances that have been spoken to me as it concerns the church and God people.

    Other Tools:

  • Q45 the Pastor and Worship Leaders Questionnaire - designed to foster communication on topics rarely discussed that need discussion of unity between these two vital offices is going to take place.

  • How to Write Songs - A songwriting book and video set that gives you the opportunity to gleam from how I write songs and approach the industry as a whole.

  • Piano Lessons 10 Lessons in 10 Minutes - Every worship leader should be familiar with the keyboard and these 10 videos will familiarize you with the piano, chords and more so you can communicate effectively or learn to play yourself.

    …and more stuff!

 
 

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Read what Pastors, Worship Leaders and Recording Artists are saying…


Derick has been practicing making the Father’s voice in the room the loudest for years. Being lead by the voice of God, coupled with his experience in years of leading worship, this book will be a treasure and a must have for you as a worship leader.
— Amazon Customer
This is an awesome resource for any and everyone in the Worship Arts Ministry. It is an easy ready. Pick and choose your chapters. Well put together. I put my name behind it and I promise you will grow, become more effective and will be telling others to get it too.

Great job my friend and brother, Pastor Derick Thomas
— James Williams, Pastor, Worshipper
God speaks to his people through many means. Of course by his written Word, but also through the movement of his Spirit. It is paramount that the Pastor and Music Ministry are led by the Spirit, to deliver that Prophetic Word to the people, that they may hear from God and be edified. This results not just in The Sound of the House, but it’s also The Sound of Heaven himself!
— Thom Washington
Whether u r a staff member with a music gift, a songwriter, or an artist, u should never disconnect from the “voice of the house” where u r joined. Remember, u receive spiritual impartation there, as well as validation from God where you’re submitted! Your musical gifting is on loan 2 u from God...Don’t abuse it!
— Wayne Hilliard
If you are a leader in the kingdom this is a must have!! As you read and receive the revelation God is releasing through this NOW word on leadership you will be equipped and empowered to fulfill your assignment in anointing and excellence.
— Eddie James
Steven Ford 
In 1 Chronicles 16:7 it is recorded that David first delivered this psalm into the hand of Asaph.
The minister of music is appointed to be the first to receive the song of the Lord from the pastor. When the pastor preaches or teaches, there should be inspiration to write music from alignment, revelation and impartation.
- Steven Ford The Official Website for Steven Ford www.sfordmusic.com
— Steven Ford
Derick you’ve done it again! God has really blessed you to be able to write in a way that is clear and easy to understand. If you are in leadership or desire to be more effective in your worship experience GET THIS BOOK!

Derrick has years of experience leading souls to Christ through effective music ministry. Read this book, apply it, get results.

Blessings,
Bro Rodney
— Rodney Napier, Musician, Marketing Specialist
Derick’s gift and passion for writing is undeniable, we are excited that he is now a part of our family.
— Antonio Neal, Former EMI Exec
This book is so much more than advertised. It’s full of insight, wisdom, revelation and practicality on leadership! I’ve been able to take these principles and use them not just for our worship team, but for all the other leaders in our ministry. This is a must-read for senior pastors and all ministry leaders.
— Bryson G. Baylor
Jamie & Judy Jacobs Tuttle
 It’s vital that all the earth declares through music what God speaks through the man or woman of God. It’s the POWER of declaration
— Judy Jacobs
Written from a place of experience, this book will bless any team desiring to go to the next level in leadership. Derick’s wisdom and heart for God is seen and felt on the pages as it directs your team into thinking and seeing differently. You will be blessed by this great tool to the Body of Christ.
— Nakina Sams, Pastor, Recording Artist
When a word is released in the house by the set Man or Woman; The role of the Minister of Music is then activated in what I call.. “The Hear-Catch and Release Principle” Hear what is being said, Catch it and make it tangible or audible (in song form) and Release it for the mobilization or Strengthening of the body.
— Tyrone Powell
When the message of the house is captured in song it not only compliments the message it expands the effectiveness of the message. People may forget a sermon until that sermon is put in song. To truly be a prophetic and apostolic house the sound of the house must be carried in word and song. Nothing more important to the set visionary than having a minstrel that can translate the sermon into song. For every John Wesley that preaches a sermon there is a need for a Charles Wesley to right the song from that message. We seldom re-preach John’s messages but we still sing Charles’ songs.
— Unknown
Its always more effective when the word that’s spoken in the house is captured and birthed in song. Words and music are both very powerful in setting an atmosphere for Gods word and power being manifested with signs and wonders.
— Chris Byrd, Recording Artist
How amazing is our God who sent His Word to us in the flesh...wrote it down for all generations to see...continually declares it through His anointed ministers of the Gospel and sings it to us through songs released in the house that flood throughout the whole earth for many to see and fear and trust in the Lord.
— Beth Tashnick, Worship Leader
Songs written from a pastors perspective often carry with them a powerful eternal edge that moves people from where they are to where they’re predestined to be. Mark Steven Filkey / West Coast World Outreach Church
— Bishop Mark S. Filkey
Faith comes by hearing. When the people hear the message in the music, not only do they believe in what God is doing in their lives but also with the vision of the house.
”Believe in the Vision of the house”
— Alma Rivera
Derick has a gift that helps leaders transform their messages into a musical form so powerful that when they are revealed an incredible favor is released, yokes are destroyed and lives are changed eternally! Mark S. Filkey / West Coast World Outreach Church
— Bishop Mark S. Filkey
Before sound systems, amps and power point, people worshiped God through songs and music. I believe this is because music speaks directly to our heart. When music supports the Word, both the heart and the head are touched at the same time. Since the heart is where salvation really happens, music that agrees with the sermon allows God to enter ones heart.
— Frank Philip, Sound Engineer
If you are looking for a way to grow as a leader, add to your worship team, and becoming a person that adds value to everyone around, this is a must have book! My team has grown so much because of applying principles from this book!
— Pastor Dennis, Worship Leader
The prophetic word of the Lord released in a House becomes the Declaration of the people (in song)
— Robin Marshall Edwards
Though he may at first seem quiet and reserved, Derick Thomas is a powerhouse for the Lord. A dynamic song writer and incredible worship leader, he is one of the best of our time. If you want your worship experience to go to another level, get to know his music! I have loved using his songs in my own ministry and am very glad to call him my friend.”
— Vicki Yohe, Recording Artist
Derick Thomas is one of our nation’s most prolific songwriters, seasoned worship leaders, and a very good friend of mine. His songs are prophetic and relevant to what God is saying. ‘New Season,’ ‘Your Latter Will Be Greater,’ and ‘No Limits’, are just a few of the powerful songs that Derick has written and I have had the privilege of recording. Derick has an anointing and gifting that is life changing and knows how to create an atmosphere of worship and lead people into God’s presence. You will be incredibly blessed as you experience the ministry of Derick Thomas!”
— Martha Munizzi, Recording Artist
Derick Thomas has a unique way of revealing deep facets of the Word of God. This latest book is no exception! Every music ministry leader, and team member needs to read this book. Such valuable, and ministry transforming information contained in these pages. It’s a must have for your library!
— Dana Adams, Worship Leader
When there is a word birthed in a house many times the minstrel can connect with that prophetic voice and further project the sound of the house when he and the prophetic voice connect thus the sound is captured and released over the region and the nation!
— Tim Johnson
The songs of Derick Thomas are mature, fresh, singable, edgy, uniquely global in appeal, and greatly sought after by voices looking for new music... His sound is his own, yet adaptable to other vocalists, as well as ensembles and groups. Whether in a small gathering or a large setting, Derick’s music is known to bridge generational gaps, and is usable among musicians everywhere. I endorse his work and abilities, and consider him a strong contender as one of the great composers and new artist of our day.”
— Wayne Hilliard • Higher Ground,, Recording Artist
Every Senior Pastor needs this book for their worship leader and music staff. This book has been culture-changing for my music department. A must have!
— Timothy G. Taylor
A must have for all Worship Pastors/Leaders and their teams. Practical insights that can be implemented today! Pastor Derick believes in the local church, it’s leaders and it’s impact for the Kingdom!!
— Aaron Ferry, Worship Pastor

 

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Everything is affected by the Sound of your house. Your ability to relate to people, your ability to control the lusts of your flesh and of course, your relationship to God. This series of books is designed for worship pastors, ministers of music, worship leaders and other titles given to the gatekeeper of worship in their church, to assist in you being a leader in the Body of Christ as you release a unique sound from your house.

 

32 Indispensable Laws of Leadership for Worship Teams - Available Languages: English and Spanish

Worship Pastors, this is a must-have book if you want to add value to your team and develop your people off the platform. 

Stop contending with the same external problems common to all worship teams that lack the knowledge found in this book. 

32 Indispensable Laws of Leadership for Worship Teams will make your job easier and the longevity obtainable. 

 

Sound of the House is a book designed to assist you in releasing the Sound of your house. Discovering who you are and what you believe as a worship team leads to the creation of standards and the application of motivating administrative ideas to create a long-lasting department that releases the Sound of your house in worship when they sing. 

Psalmist carry the life and language that access presence and power of God through express praise. - Ray Hughes

 

3D System - Celebrate the Revelation

This book shows you how to apply the 3D System successfully and release the Sound of your house.

Detect - Develop - Deploy


 

I Am Samson - Lessons in Leadership

Samson represents the ones who stand in the spotlight each Sunday morning.

Samson preaches to us and sings to us every week. They are strong in their gifting and like Samson, weak in their flesh. 

There is an epidemic of immorality going on in the church and in the world that runs side by side and in I Am Samson we discuss it. 


 

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