“A Man of Purpose & Prosperity”

“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season, his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:3
Rev. Dr. David Denson Jr. accepted his call to the ministry at the age of 19. While serving in the U.S. Army, he served his first pastorate at Friendship Baptist Church in Bamberg, West Germany from 1983-1986.
He served as pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Victorville, California from 1993-1995. On October 29, 1995, the Spirit led him to establish The Burning Bush Church located in the city of Victorville.
Under his leadership “The Bush” congregation has become a testimony of God’s ability to call, draw, establish, equip, and empower. The ministry has grown immensely in The Bush’s time of existence.
In addition to shepherding his own flock, Dr. Denson is a featured keynote speaker at Men, and Marriage Conferences nationwide. He is also esteemed as a pastor’s mentor or even bishop to many including some pastors in Uganda.
Dr. Denson earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Exodus School of the Bible, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Tuskegee Pentecostal School of Divinity. His commitment to “Serving Man for Christ” is evidenced by his efforts to empower the people and improve the communities of the High Desert. In 2003 he was awarded and honored as one of the High Desert’s Most Influential African Americans.
Pastor Denson has served on numerous Executive and Advisory Boards throughout the community. Apple Valley Unified School District Diversity Leadership Team, B.E.A.R.S, Inc., High Desert Black Heritage Committee, High Desert Resource Network, Inc., San Bernardino County Substance Abuse Advisory Board, San Bernardino County Superintendent’s Educational Advisory Committee, Victor Valley Credit Union, and One of the Seventy, Inc.
Dr. Denson is happily married to Lorrie, whom he affectionately calls his “Rib”. Together they are doing “Kingdom Work” and are committed to the church’s mission to Change People, Families, Communities, and Nations. They are the proud parents of 5 children, and 7 grandchildren.

First Lady Lorrie A. Denson

On November 4th, 2010, Lorrie A. Denson, a young woman from Kansas, was elected to the Victor Valley Community College District Board of Trustees’. Lorrie moved to Victorville, CA in 1996 and married Dr. David Denson Jr., Pastor of Burning Bush Church, in December of that year. Having been a teacher for over 20 years, 9 with the Victor Elementary School District, Lorrie had no idea that her educational path would join the path of politics. Her goal is to continue to monitor the performance and quality of higher education. She is the 2nd African American to serve on this board, preceded by the late Bishop Nathaniel Ruffin. Lorrie has also contributed to other boards and organizations; VVUSD Financial Advisory, First Five Advisory and Alliance for Education just to name a few.
Lorrie Denson was born in Topeka, a small Midwest City and is the 5th of 6 children born to Evelyn Holmes, a single parent. Although born in a low income family, Lorrie has never felt deprived of the proverbial American dream, opportunities and education available. She attributes this to a mother who returned to vocational school as an adult and raised her children to believe in their God given ability and to pursue their dreams. As the neighborhood babysitter and having always been drawn to children, Lorrie selected the field of teaching.
In 1984 she received her Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education in Canton, OH. In December of 1994, Lorrie graduated from Washburn University, Topeka, KS with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. In 2001, she received her Masters in Educational Administration from Chapman University Orange, CA. Lorrie is now actively seeking a doctoral program that will allow her to continue to expand her mind and thirst for education.
Lorrie has worked as a paraprofessional with special needs students, a preschool teacher and taught grades first through eighth. She is currently a facilitator for Excelsior Education Center, an independent Charter School, working with high school juniors and seniors, helping them to develop and follow a personal life plan.
Lorrie also works passionately in her church Drama, Academic Plus (college preparatory & life skills group) and Choir Ministries. Lorrie Denson is often given the privilege to speak to groups or organizations about her experiences as educator, political activist or wife of a Pastor. She believes that every positive or negative occurrence she has had should be used as an opportunity to help someone by sharing.


Lorrie and David have a blended family of five adult children (2 who serve in the United States Air force and 3 who have college degrees) and seven grandchildren. She continues to be an advocate for education in her family and the community as she stands by her favorite quote “Knowledge is Power!” Although not sure where life will take her from this point, she is honored and humbled by the voted position and is willing to do or go wherever she can be of service.


(David Denson Jr. Ministries)

Pastor and Lorrie are a husband and wife team. Together, they serve a progressive diverse congregation. They minister to the body of Christ as Christ ministers unto them, realizing that by grace they have been saved through faith.
David and Lorrie love God with all their heart. They believe it was by God’s divine favor that they were given another opportunity to have a “godly marriage”. God shows them daily how He will guide and direct their relationship as they allow Him to lead. The Denson’s have been married for over 15 years and are a blended family of five children.
As speakers, David and Lorrie have an honest, transparent, no nonsense approach as they share their testimonies. They believe that their life experiences (good, bad or ugly) should encourage and empower others. They also believe that when God does a new thing in you, you should share it with others, because it was not just you.
Knowing that everything God made is good, they believe that marriage is good. They plan to share the “Good News” of marriage so that Christians will not continue to be significant contributors to the divorce rate statistics.
Be ready for practical wisdom & exceptional insights!