About Rev. Troy Denson, Sr.
Rev. Troy Denson Sr. has been preaching the gospel since 28 years of age, and from early childhood he developed a love for The Lord, and was raised in a God-fearing family. However, as God's grace abound, and during a season in his young-adult years, young-Troy lived as a type of "prodigal son", but then he heard the word of God to church, preached from Jeremiah 29:11, saying, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." After Bro. Troy heard these words from God, he received this message inclusively, and learned that this was the Message that The Lord wanted to use him to carry to those who are suffering. Thus, Bro. Troy accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Shortly after salvation, Bro. Troy heard The Lord speak to him more missionally from Isaiah 6:8b, asking the questions, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" And with a reverent heart, Troy responded as Isaiah had, "Then said I, Here am I; send me." Therefore, in the year of 1996, Troy L. Denson received the Lord's salvation, was baptized, accepted his call to preach, delivered his first sermon, and was Licensed to Minister under the leadership of the esteemed Emeritus, Rev. Aristide Brown, Sr., at Greater TreeMount Temple Baptist Church, in San Antonio, Texas. As a young Associate Minister, Rev. Troy faithfully served as Sunday School Teacher, Leader of Men's Ministry, and Christian Education Director. In 2006, after the retirement of Pastor Brown, under the leadership of Rev. Ricky Shaw, Rev. Troy Denson was ordained at the historic Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church, in San Antonio, Texas, in which he has been in membership with for fourteen (14) years. Presently, Rev. Denson and his family resides in Maryland, and he completed his M.Div. practicum through the historic Full Gospel Baptist Church in Cooksville, Maryland, and then completed the doctoral residency at historic Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, in Washington, D.C.
Academically: Rev. Denson initially studied at Prairie View A&M University, and later graduated at Southern Christian University with a B.S. in Ministry/ Bible (2004). Afterwards, Rev. Denson studied at Houston Graduate School of Theology (Houston, Texas), and he later graduated at Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, DC) with a Master of Theological Studies (2008). To further help students to further achieve academically, Rev. Troy Denson studied at American Public University (Charlestown, WV) and completed a Master of Education in Administration/ Supervision, with Distinction (2011). In continuance of his pastoral calling, Rev. Denson studied at Howard University (Washington, DC) and completed a Master of Divinity (2011), and at Boston University - School of Theology he completed a Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership. Dissertation Topic: "Reframing the Mission of God for Increasing the Relevance of Black Historic Churches, in the 21st Century."
For the most recent 2 years, Reverend Denson presently serves in the Missionary Baptist Ministers Conference of DC, as Asst. Recording Secretary. And he leads as the Executive Director of National Collaborative Institute of Leadership (www.ncileadership.org), whereas the Institute trains key leaders of ecclesial assemblages, ecumenical non-profit organizations, and Christian schools. Rev. Denson has previously served as seminary Instructor at the Missionary Baptist Theological Seminary, and at the United Baptist College & Seminary. Rev./Dr. Troy Denson serve's tirelessly because he sincerely believes that …"Only what you do for Christ will last".
Occupationally: Rev. Troy Denson is grateful of the Lord's grace unto him an 15+ years as an educator. Rev. Denson has served 6+ years as a secondary teacher, 7+ years of collegiate instructor-ship, 6 years as seminary instructor. Notwithstanding, Rev. Denson is an author of 2 books which are available on Amazon: "Globalization: Through the Eyes of Suffering Children", and "Churchin': The Acts of the Apostles Workbook" - Volumes 1,2,&3. He presently serves as the Executive Director of National Collaborative Institute of Leadership (www.ncileadership.org). Rev. Denson offers his leadership, research, as well as academic and religious journals, and contributes his notable sermons to online journals, because he believes that …"Only what you do for Christ will last".
Last but not least, after 14 years of "ordained ministry", Rev. Denson views the greatest ministry that he has ever been called to serve has been that of being a faithful husband unto his wife (Theresa Denson) and being a loving father for his sons (Storee Denson, Jim, and TJ) whom are doing amazing things. He is grateful unto the Lord for "gracing" him with these blessed opportunities. Rev. Troy Denson's favorite scripture which awakens him to the "word" and "prayer" unto God early each morning, comes from St. John 15:7, which says, "If you abide in me, and my word abides in you, you can ask what you will and it will be done unto you".
And Remember... "Only What You Do For Christ Will Last".
~Rev. Troy L. Denson, Sr.