About Rev. Troy Denson, Sr.
"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will,
and it shall be done unto you." (St. John 15:7)
Rev. Troy Denson Sr. has been preaching the gospel since 28 years of age. However, from early childhood he developed a love for The Lord, and was raised in a God-fearing family. And during a season in his young-adult years, while he lived as a type of "prodigal son", Troy heard the word of God in 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." 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, under the leadership of Rev. Ricky Shaw, Rev. Troy was ordained at Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church. Currently, in 2018, under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Winston Ridley, Rev. Troy Denson serves as Associate Minister at The Greater First Baptist Church of DC.
Rev. Troy Denson's journey as "ordained clergy" began in January of 2006, after completion of Bible College, when he was ordained under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Ricky D. Shaw, at Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. Immediately, Rev. Denson answered God's call to "Go, and make disciples"; and he departed unto seminary in DC, and during that time he obediently planted a second/ eastern mission of Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church called "Oracles of Christ Ministries" (2004-2007). After Rev. Denson had completed his work of evangelism and mission planting, he led the assemblage in training, catechizing, and ordination of a faithful minister to assume this work.
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). Currently, Rev. Denson studies at Boston University - School of Theology towards a Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership. Rev. Denson believes in doing his best in order to lead God's people in reaching their bests.
In 2011, Rev. Denson was called to pastor at New Zion Church in Cordova, Maryland. Under Rev. Denson's leadership, the church increased in attendance, ministries, community outreach, and financial standing. During his tenure there Rev. Denson held a Leadership Conference which was heavily attended by many churches in the vicinity; and Lady Theresa Denson held a Women's Conference which overflowed the Talbot County Community Center, and empowered women Countywide. Later, in 2013, after Rev. Denson successfully completed his student-pastor appointment, he began serving "at-large" as Clergy & Congregation Executive Consultant (Executive Minister) at Full Gospel Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Charles Davis. Rev. Troy Denson was called upon for various clergy leadership functions such as catechizing faithful licensed ministers and deacons - in preparation for their ordinations; officiating of churches' installation of officers; administering various blessing services, participating in Baptists' and various Christian denominations' associations and conferences, preaching at revivals, and annual engagements, as well as teaching in conferences', churches', and ministries' leadership training and seminars. Currently, Rev. Troy Denson serves in the Missionary Baptist Ministers Conference of DC, under the leadership of the conference's president, Rev. L. K. Floyd. Nonetheless, Rev. 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. Denso has served 6+ years as a secondary teacher, 7+ years of collegiate instructor-ship, 3 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. Rev. Denson also contributes his research to academic and religious journals, and contributes his notable sermons to online journals. Rev. Denson distributes the gospel of Christ in both, verbal and in writing because he believes that ..."Only what you do for Christ will last".
Last but not least, after 12 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, Jimmie Denson, and Troy Denson, Jr. ). 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.