Denise Strothers


Dr. Denise Strothers, along with her husband, serves on the pastoral team at Impact DMV.  She is a recording artist, worship leader, prayer ministry leader, preacher, and teacher. She’s a wife, a mother, a sister, the daughter of a Pastor, and a friend. Dr. Denise is many things, but she is at the very core of her soul: “I am a worshiper,” she says.  

Dr. Denise received her Bachelor of Science degree from Lancaster Bible College, Master of Divinity from Regent University, and her Doctor of Ministry from Howard University School of Divinity with a Church and Community concentration.  Dr. Denise has focused her research on Sex Trafficking, where she believes the church, specifically Christian men, should take a front and center role in helping to reach those who drive the demand to exploit women and children.  


Having done extensive research for nearly eight years and completing her Doctor of Ministry’s dissertation on “Christian Men Speak Up for Sexually Exploited Women and Children,” Denise now has a deep love and concern for the victims of Human Trafficking.  Christian Men Speak Up is based on research with 200 Christian men from the Washington, DC Metropolitan area (DMV).  The project’s goal was to advise Christian men of their crucial role in changing cultural attitudes surrounding the sexual exploitation of women and children by addressing those who drive the demand for sex trafficking.  As Director of Operations of Healing Communities, Denise has experience working with nonprofit organizations, child welfare, government agencies, law enforcement, and fostering collaboration among diverse groups.  Also, engaged in forging relationships with social workers, community providers of services to youths impacted by the criminal justice system, children of incarcerated parents, and working with agencies and churches to provide significant resources.  


Dr. Denise is a fellow with the Center for Public Justice, Washington DC, and serves as the DC Coordinator for Stations of Hope in the DMV area.   Dr. Denise is a member of the DC Clergy Ambassador Program under the US Attorney’s Office’s direction.  Members work to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community.