Keynote Speakers & Facilitators
for WOW 2020
WOW Conference Host
Pastor Denise A. Bethea
Pastor Denise Bethea is a humbled woman of God who was raised in what they called uptown Washington, D.C. She has a rich heritage coming from a family of great licensed and ordained ministers. Starting with her parents, the beloved Late Reverend Robert L. Elmore and Reverend Hortense A. Elmore. Her first teachers. It was evident that the Lord had a purpose and a plan for her life….as the “apple didn’t fall far from the tree.”
Pastor Bethea was raised as “A Preacher’s Kid” and grew up in the church. The Lord has graced her throughout her journey to serve in ministry in several capacities that would not only prepare her but also lead her in that same path to preach The Gospel of Jesus Christ. When asked this, she would tell you she never once perceived herself to be serving in this capacity and actually ran from the call for a little while until she found herself yielding to God, and accepted the call.
Pastor Bethea was a dedicated and faithful wife to her husband of 41 years before his passing of this year January 2019. She is a mother to her one and only, 26-year old young adult son, and a loving GlamMa. Pastor Bethea has graduated with honors from the Grace & Mercy Ministries Bible College Seminary – School of Evangelism/ Breakthrough Bible College Seminary where Apostle Lillie M. Grier and Drs. Alvin and Loretta Rich are the Founders and Dr. Loretta Rich, the Bible College Professor. Pastor Denise has kept her feet to the fire! She received her License and Ordination on July 27, 2012, and currently holds her Bachelor’s Degree in pursuit of her Master’s Degree. Pastor Bethea has served as Assistant Pastor, served on the Ministerial Staff, Chairman of the Dance Ministries, Ministry Lead for the Young Adult Ministry (YAM), served as the Adult Sunday School Teacher. She has been elevated through the Bible College Seminary to Pastor on June 25, 2017. She gives all glory to God for His goodness and loving-kindness toward her. She is the Founder of Jewels N’ AbunDance Outreach Network Ministry, where “Kingdom-Minded People of God connect to share their resources as well as mentor young ladies, sponsor programs, workshops, conferences, retreats, spirit and fun-filled events, was also the Director of Jewels Mime & Prophetic Dance Ministry, Gems Dance and Mentor Outreach Program where the young and young at heart can learn to minister in dance. She is currently the CEO of Women of Worth (WOW) EmPowerment and Worship EnCounter, where youth, young ladies and adult women can attend collectively together to be Enriched, Encouraged, Engaged, Educated and Empowered! Also, she has served as the Maryland State Coordinator, the Executive Committee Leader for The Hospitality Committee, Armor-bearer to the Anointed Founder Pastor Sabrina McKenzie who is the Founder of “The Largest Dance Network on the Planet” – The International Dance Commission, IDC and The Dancing Preachers International, DPI, Conference. Pastor Denise has also served and has spread The Gospel of Jesus Christ to incarcerated women in The Prince Georges County Correctional Facility in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, through the “Good News” Prison Outreach Ministry through The Burning Lights Outreach Prison Ministry Team. Elder Leon Swanson is the Founder of that Awesome Outreach Ministry. She is one - who Loves and serves the Lord as well as His People. She gives all credit and all Glory to God for the Great things He has and is doing in her life. She is currently looking forward to what's next as the Lord Leads.
Her favorite scriptures are: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. ~ Matthew 6:33
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
~ Luke 4:18-19
WOW's 2020 Keynote Speaker
Pastor Adrian Wright