Pastor T.J. Denson
Leading Macedonia Ministries in fulfilling their church motto, “We choose love, to nourish and cherish one another”, is where you will find Pastor T.J. Denson.
Pastor T.J. Denson has served in virtually every area of the local church. He began his service at age 12, as a “Junior Deacon” at his home church, Forrest Grove Missionary Baptist Church, in Kansas City, Kansas. Pastor Denson was ordained as a Deacon at the age of 18. He went on to serve as Sunday School Superintendent, Finance Chairman, Usher Board President, Male Chorus President, Youth and Adult Teacher, Chairman of Deacons, and in many other areas.
Pastor Denson acknowledged his call to preach the gospel in September of 1978, at the age of 31, and was ordained in April of 1979. In June of 1979, Pastor Denson, who was at that time Assistant Dean of Students at DeVry University in Kansas City, Missouri, excepted a promotion to be Dean of Students at DeVry University in Dallas, Texas. Pastor Denson, his wife Shirley, along with their two sons T.J. Jr., age 6 and Tabius, age 2 arrived in Dallas in July 1979.
Pastor Denson was installed as Pastor of Macedonia in September of 1981. He came with the fire of the Holy Spirit, and an uncompromising love for God that continues today to compel him to “service”. Pastor Denson believes that the “Word of God” is the answer. He believes in reaching the lost, influencing community values, personal and corporate prayer, spiritual reproduction, encouraging people and commitment of ministry involvement.
Pastor Denson was born in East Chicago Indiana, the third of six children. His mother moved him to Kansas City, Kansas when he was two years old. He graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1966. After graduation, he attended a Junior College for a year, and then joined the United States Air Force in the fall of 1967. After completing basic training, and then attending technical training, Pastor Denson married the love of his life Shirley Jones on October 12, 1968. Pastor Denson served one tour of duty in Vietnam.
After his honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1972, Pastor Denson continued his education. He earned a Master of Education Degree in May of 1977. In May of 1979, Pastor Denson had completed 33 hours of the required 36 hours towards an Education Specialist Degree in School Administration. Instead of staying to complete this degree, Pastor Denson moved to Dallas to assume his duties as Dean of Students at DeVry University, believing that our future is in God’s capable hands.
In 1998, God spoke a prophetic word to Pastor Denson, which he shares freely with the body of Christ. “I desire to take you to a place that is higher than yourself, and that place is at My feet.”
Potter’s Bible College and Theological Seminary honored Pastor Denson on October 16, 2005 by presenting him with the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Divinity.
Pastor Denson and his wife “Sister D”, as she is affectionately known, continue to “Press IN” for the “MORE” of GOD.