“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
Dr. Janet L. Denson is the daughter of Jacob Denson and the late Betty J. Denson. A native of Parkesburg, PA, she presently resides in Laveen, Arizona a suburb of the Metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona. She is the mother one son, Jason La Mar who is the joy of her life.
Dr. Denson presently attends New Hope House Church of the Living God in Phoenix, Arizona under the pastoral leadership of the Reverend James L. Harris, Sr., Senior Pastor. She serves with the Prayer Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Clergy Ministry, and the Praise and Worship Ministry.
Dr. Denson pursued her education at the age of 17 when she graduated from high school. She attended Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa and received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in February 1972; she received her Master’s degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in 1978; and her Ph.D. from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN December 2009.
After receiving her Bachelors of Science, Dr. Denson moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1973. She joined and was baptized at the Salem Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of the late Pastor Charles B. Bailey in 1975. In 1980 she relocated to Phoenix, Arizona and obtained a teaching position in three days. She joined The First Institutional Baptist Church in 1981, under the tollage of the Reverend Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., Senior Pastor.
Dr. Denson accepted her call into the ministry on December 6, 1999, studied under Dr. Stewart for a year and was licensed on December 1, 2000. As a member of FIBC, Dr. Denson led and served in many ministries:
- Choir President
- Children’s Choir Director
- Praise and Worship Ministry
- Co-chair of the Sister’s Ministry
- Hope Center Steering Committee
- VISION 2000 Steering Committee
- Prayer Ministry
- Elections Committee
- Children and Youth Ministry Council
- Interim Director of the Young Adult Ministry
- Clergy Caucus.
Dr. Denson has dedicated much of her time to the ministry that God birthed in her life 17 years ago. She is the Founder and President of Love Images Ministries, Incorporated, an Evangelistic Outreach Ministry. In January 2014 the Ministry became an Organization focusing in three areas: Ministry, Education and Community.
Since completing her PhD in December 2009, she has begun writing two of her four books. A Women’s Mentoring Program is forthcoming. Her number supporter throughout her career is her brother Mr. William W. Denson who is the CEO/Founder of a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, “A Father Forever”. Dr. Denson is honored to serve as a Board of “A Father Forever”.
Dr. Denson LOVES the Lord and counts it an honor to serve wherever and to whomever in and outside the walls of the church. Her LOVE for the Lord and people is evident in her down to earth personality.
“I am convinced if there were more LOVE in the world, what a better world it would be.”
Dr. Janet L. Denson