Dr. Denise Wilkins affectionately known as Dr. Dee was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and was raised in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. From age 9 years old, she suffered rejection, and abandonment that led her to fall into years of depression. At the age of 34, Dr. Dee faced suicide. Alone one evening in 1991, at the peak of despair, ready to end it all, she was saved. At her desk in her living room, she encountered an open vision. She saw herself standing on a stage, coordinating an outreach/evangelism event and heard the audible voice of an angel who spoke and said, "There are no failures in God." That night began her spiritual journey. A woman born into Catholicism who had no understanding of God, spent the next 5 years growing in the knowledge and understanding of the most magnificent Father.
In 1996, the vision she had at her desk manifested. She went on for 24 years collaborating with other evangelist in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area as she developed the programs and services that she runs today. She remained a leader/evangelist until being led by the Holy Spirit to move to Houston, Texas in 2017. Dr. Dee is known as an innovator, trailblazer, and trendsetter who has provided a plethora of creative projects and programs (click here for more information) to the under-served community of youth ages 12-24 and their families. Her passion and calling is to "BUILD A BRIDGE TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH!"
Her most memorable work and what drives every initiative today was birthed in 2001, after the 911 attack on our nation. Dr. Dee had another open vision which instructed her to build an ark of safety for the youth, a place that will safely carry them into the millennium. She was told it was an end-times vision. The years of street evangelism shifted towards performance. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit she began developing major youth stage play productions.
Dr. Dee lived around the corner from the Pentagon and was hired as a minister by the Mental Health Department's FEMA Funded program, "Project Resilience." She was charged with bringing a normalcy back to the youth of the City of Alexandria, Virginia. Through the Mental Health Department Dr. Dee developed youth workshops that she used to established todays Black Lights Performing Arts Company (BLPAC) and CHOICES Motivational Services LLC Program (CMS). CMS is a school-based program that addresses teen and young adult issues, such as: stress management, self-sabotaging behaviors, depression, and suicide. Her character development work has reached thousands of youth and their families in both the secular and Christian communities of Alexandria, Virginia.
Dr. Dee is most known for her use of Psychodrama through the theatrical arts. At the close of Project Resilience in 2004, she was recognized by the heads of the Mental Health Department, and the first black Mayor Bill Euille and City Council Member Woodson for her incredible ability to creatively impact the youth of Alexandria, Virginia with 3 major dramatic arts productions, No More Drama, House Party, and Love is Blind. By the third production Love is Blind, teens were lining up out the door, down the street and around corner to see the production in an already packed auditorium. She was also recognized by Performing the World 2, which is a team of psychologist. They recognized her for her creative use of psychodrama to change lives. At the close of the FEMA Funded program, she developed BLPAC and kept the momentum as she continued to pack theaters with youth and their families throughout the Metropolitan area with her own Stage Play, "Black Lights Shining in the Darkness!"
After the painful loss of her youngest son Justin in 2010, she rose out of the ashes to turn her "Tragedy into a Triumph." picking up the End-Time vision from God and pushing forward. Today, Dr. Dee is on fire and working daily to see the fullness of God's heart birthed in the earth. "Despite the darkness surrounding our teens God has a plan" she says.
Dr. Dee believes that these are perilous times and it calls for a different plan of action. God knew these days would come and in preparation he is providing youth with a safe, daily hangout spot that is much needed. We are in the last days and God is doing a new thing. He is calling His Leaders to let our LIGHT shine as we pick up the power of God's love to show the world His FORM of UNITY. Join THE NETWORK and let's work together and change the world for our youth.
Dr. Denise Wilkins on the Rock Newman Show - Howard University's Television
Dr. Denise Wilkins interviewed with the Howard University talk Show Host Rock Newman five years after the 2010 tragedy of her son Justin L. Davis' murder.
Dr. Wilkins son's "seed of depression" fell into God's rich soil and died and therefore her future work will now bear life for other youth needing support. (John 12:24)
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