This devotional is part of the Black Missionary Heroes Past and Present Series.
Missionary and Mobilizer
Read Psalm 3:7–11
Denise Lashawn Henderson is a twenty-seven-year-old proud African American woman. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Darryl and Yolanda Henderson. Denise was raised with her brother Darryl, Jr. in a small black Baptist church on the south side until they moved to Texas in 2004. After High School Denise graduated from Prairie View A&M University with her B.A in Communications and Marketing. Upon graduation, Denise began traveling the world as a participant and team leader on missions trips. During her travels, she was struck by the lack of representation of black/brown people in the missions community. Denise started Melanating Missions to encourage, empower, and equip African American missionaries and people of color to fulfill the call of the Great Commission to “go to all nations.”