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 ever since he was licensed as a minister at 28 years old. From an early age he developed a love for The Lord, and was raised in a God-Fearing family. Although for a season of his young-adult years, he was a "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." Thus in the year of 1996, Rev. Troy 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 now esteemed Emeritus, Rev. Aristide Brown, Sr., in San Antonio, Texas, at Greater TreeMount Temple Baptist Church.
As a young Associate Minister, Rev. Troy faithfully served as Sunday School Teacher, Leader of Men's Ministry, and Christian Education Director. 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. Later, in 2013, after Rev. Denson successfully completed his pastoral appointment, he began serving "at-large" as Clergy & Congregation Executive Consultant at Full Gospel Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Charles Davis. Simultaneously and to this present day, Rev. Troy Denson is called upon by churches 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 revival or memorial engagements, as well as teaching in conferences', churches', and ministries' leadership trainings and seminars. Rev. Troy Denson serve's tirelessly because he sincerely believes that ..."Only what you do for Christ will last".
Occupationally: Rev. Troy Denson's is grateful of the grace which the Lord has given him with 15+ years as an educator: he 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 son (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.