Bio for Minister Denise Cook-Godfrey

Minister Denise has devoted her life to God in true worship and desire to be used to motivate, inspire, and arouse the Body of Christ to worship God in Spirit and in Truth.  After ministering at the local city jail for about eight years, she accepted her public call to ministry in late 2006 and is a licensed Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  She has ministered at Women Conferences and other services locally.  Minister Godfrey also can be heard each second Sunday of the month on WFEB Radio 1340 AM at 6:30 a.m.

The ministry also involves teaching the Body of Christ to utilize the arts such as praise and worship dancing, interpretive movement and expressive signing, drama, and poetry within the local church in order to bring edification, comfort, exhortation, and deliverance.  Minister Godfrey has trained under a professional dance instructor for about six years at the Dance and Performing Arts Studio in Sylacauga Alabama and has also obtained certification as a Liturgical Dance Teacher under Visual Praise Dance Ministries.

Minister Godfrey has written four books, one entitled “Worshipping God/Serving God-the Mary-Martha Syndrome”.  This book teaches the believer how to balance their worship and service to God.  The second book is entitled “So you say you can praise dance-now what?”  This book is designed to encourage those who desire to start a solo or group dance ministry while learning the biblical foundation for dance within the local church.  The third book is “The Day I Danced Under an Open Heaven”.  This book speaks to experiencing the supernatural glory of God in every area of your ministry and personal life!  The fourth book is entitled “Unequally Yoked-The Pleasures of Sin Lasts for a Season”.  This book deals with “sex too soon,” and other dysfunctional family issues that are not always dealt with from the pulpit.  She has also written four gospel stage plays entitled “Daddy’s Little Girls Embracing the Father”, “Saving Generation Next”, “A Change is Gonna Come, “Somethin for Mama”,  “All Churched Out”, and also several inspirational poems.

Minister Godfrey is currently the director of the dance and drama ministry at the New Beginning Ministries where she serves also as one of the Associate Ministers under the covering of Pastor Erastus Godfrey and Assistant Pastor DeForest Godfrey.  She is the wife of Assistant Pastor DeForest Godfrey, the mother of two children and is a loving grandmother.  Minister Godfrey enjoys writing, aerobic exercising, dancing, and just spending time with her family.




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