Bishop Denise S. Wilson, a native of Middleburg, Virginia, is the eldest daughter of Horace Marlow, Sr., and the late Shirley Tinner. She is the Senior Pastor of The Rock Christian Center in Falls Church, Virginia.
She accepted the Call to Ministry in September 2004 and has degrees in Biblical Studies and Christian Education from Faith Christian University and a Master of Arts in Theology from Newburgh Theological Seminary. In 2012, she received an honorary Doctorate degree from the American Bible University.
Bishop Wilson founded the Wilson Ministry Foundation, an evangelistic organization. The mission of the Wilson Ministry Foundation is to evangelize those who don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, through its members’ God given gifts and talents. In April 2010, she published her first book "Feed My Sheep" based on her work in Homeless ministry. Her sophomore book, “You Can Begin Again” was published in December 2017.
In June of 2008, she was honored as the first minister in the PreachingWoman.com Kingdom Watch section as a “Preacher to Watch”. She is the past television host of the Heart-to-Heart segment (In the Cool of the Day), a Fairfax Access Cable Station program. She is a member of the National Council of Negro Women, Board Member of the House of Paul Ecumenical, President of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Northern Virginia and Vicinity, Past President of the Falls Church Community Council Services and proud to be a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was awarded the 2015 Community Service Award by National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Incorporated.
On November 6, 2011, she founded The Rock Christian Center. The vision of The Rock includes the life of Christ being manifested in the areas of human need, inclusive of, but not limited to, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, equipping the under-privileged and contributing to the positive development of the identity, sensitivity, and affirmation of as many people as possible.
On August 27, 2022, she was consecrated as a Bishop in the House of Paul Ecumenical (HOPE).
She has two children: Nykea McIntyre and Janae Strother. She also has three grandsons, Khalil, Korey and Kadir McIntyre and one granddaughter, Quinn Strother.
Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)
"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 a hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
2010 - present
2010 - present