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Bishop Dr. David Denson Jr.
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Born in Fort Worth, Texas, and raised in Merced, California, Bishop David Denson Jr. describes himself simply as,

“Just a Country Boy from Texas!”

 

Upon graduating high school, David Jr. joined the US Army, where he served for eight years. During this time, he accepted the call to ministry at the age of 19. His first pastoral experience was at Friendship Baptist Church in Bamberg, Germany, where he served for three years.

 

After leaving the military in 1986, Minister Denson joined New Hope Baptist in San Bernardino, where he was mentored by the late Dr. LaMar Foster. In 1992, Dr. Foster sent him to Victorville, where he became the Pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church. Under Pastor Denson’s vision, wisdom, and guidance, the church grew spiritually and numerically, from 30 members to over 300.

 

Bishop Denson served faithfully until the Holy Spirit inspired him to establish the Burning Bush Baptist Church in October of 1995. This ministry, envisioned and built by faith, has grown into a beautiful 32,000 square-foot holy edifice. Pastor Denson has taught the congregation to “Trust Him where you cannot trace Him!”

 

In 2001, Dr. Denson received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Tuskegee Pentecostal School of Divinity. In 2010, he earned a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies from Exodus School of the Bible. In 2015, he received another Honorary Doctor of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian University for his work in kingdom building.

 

Bishop Denson is well-known and very active in the community, serving on several boards and committees within the High Desert and Inland Empire. As a transformational leader, overseer, and mentor, he is gifted in the development and growth of churches and ministries through the principles of the Word of God. His transparency allows him to “make it live” and meet people where they are in their walk with God.

 

He is married to his “rib,” Lady Lorrie, affectionately referred to as his “tall glass of water.” They have been married for 27 years and God continually blesses their blended family of five children and thirteen grandchildren.

 

Pastor Denson’s life is grounded in his hope in his favorite scripture: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:1-2

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First Lady Lorrie A. Denson
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Lorrie moved to Victorville, CA, in 1996 and married Dr. David Denson Jr., Pastor of Burning Bush Church.

 

In 1984, she received an Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education in Canton, OH. In 1994, Lorrie graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, KS, with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She earned her Master’s in Educational Administration from Chapman University in Orange, CA, in 2001.

 

Lorrie has worked as a paraprofessional with special needs students, and a preschool teacher, and taught grades one through eight. She has also been a facilitator for Excelsior Education Center, working with high school students.

 

Passionately involved in her church, Lorrie contributes to the Drama, Academic Plus (college preparatory & life skills group), and Choir Ministries. She is often invited to teach Bible classes and speak to groups or churches about her experiences as an educator, political activist, and her life journey. Lorrie believes that every positive or negative experience should be used to help others by sharing.

 

On November 4th, 2010, Lorrie A. Denson was elected to the Victor Valley Community College Board of Trustees, becoming the second African American to serve on this board. With over 20 years of teaching experience, including nine years with the Victor Elementary School District, she had no idea her educational path would intersect with politics. Lorrie has also served on various boards, including the VVUSD Financial Advisory, First Five Advisory, Alliance for Education, and the Victor Valley College Foundation Board. She currently serves as a Commissioner on the San Bernardino County Behavioral Health Board and recently on the Desert Valley Hospital Board.

 

Lorrie and David have a blended family of five adult children and eleven grandchildren. She continues to advocate for community education, wellness, and social justice, standing by one of her favorite quotes: “Knowledge is Power!”

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DDJM MINISTRIES

(David Denson Jr. Ministries)

Bishop David and Lady Lorrie are a dynamic husband and wife team serving a progressive and diverse congregation. They minister to the body of Christ as Christ ministers to them, recognizing that they have been saved by grace through faith.

 

David and Lorrie love God wholeheartedly and believe it is by God’s divine favor that they have been given another opportunity for a

“Godly Marriage.” They are guided daily by God’s direction in their relationship. Married for over 15 years, the Densons are a blended family with five children.

 

As speakers, David and Lorrie offer an honest, transparent, and no-nonsense approach in sharing their testimonies. They believe their life experiences—whether "good, bad, or ugly"—should encourage and empower others. They also believe that when God does a new thing in someone’s life, it should be shared to benefit others.

 

Firm in the belief that everything God made is good, including marriage, they aim to share the “Good News” about marriage, helping Christians avoid contributing to divorce statistics.

 

Be ready for practical wisdom and exceptional insights!

 

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