Minister, Author, Speaker, Podcaster & Workshop Host
Denise M. Walker is a wife, mother, minister, author, podcaster, educator, and entrepreneur. She has served in the field of education for the past 22 years. Denise is the founder of Hope-in-Christ Ministries, Inc. and the CEO of Armor of Hope Writing & Publishing Services, LLC. She is the host of the Hope-in-Christ w/Denise podcast, leads Bible literacy workshops, and has penned six books to date.
In addition, she is the creator and facilitator of the Hope-in-Christ Book Club Facebook group, the host of Hope-in-Christ w/Denise podcast, and a co-host of Her News International radio show. Her ministry’s mission is to lead others out of their barren places and to the truth of Christ and His purpose, to build literacy, and to assist individuals in walking in their true identity in Christ.
It was our pleasure to connect with Minister Walker. During our interview, she discussed her ministry, finding purpose in her pain, and Barren Womb, her latest release.
VBD: How did you get to where you are today?
DENISE: Growing up, I walked through many obstacles. As a result, I experienced depression, rejection, fear, and more. Over the years, God used individuals to speak into my life until I came to the place of understanding I needed a relationship with Christ. After coming to the Lord, I have come to know that my true identity is found in Him and only He can make me whole and complete.
VBD: Why did you start Hope-in-Christ and what services do you offer?
DENISE: I began Hope-in-Christ as a blog ministry. The first blogs were written by me and for me. God was healing me through each word.
Hope-in-Christ is now a Christian blog, podcast, speaking, and teaching ministry. The mission is “Taking the Message of the Cross to the World.” This is fulfilled through Christian authors, ministers, and entrepreneurs’ interviews, teaching biblical literacy strategies, and ministering Christ Identity and wholeness to women and teen girls.
VBD: Tell us about your latest release.
DENISE: My latest release is a women’s Christian fiction novel, Barren Womb. This novel is about Hannah Jefferson. Hannah is a newly married educator and mother to be who is on top of the world until her worst nightmare comes knocking. In addition to that news, she receives even more heart wrenching disappointment. In the end, she learns a more important lesson, one that can only be realized through Christ.
VBD: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned since becoming an author?
DENISE: As a Christian author, I have learned that God already has the audience to receive the message. I only need to continue to trust Him to give me the words to minister to the soul of the one who will receive.
I have also learned that you have to be willing to put in the work to see the manifestation of success, and this is more than a book sale, a bestselling ranking, or a recognition by man. This is ministry, even if only one life is changed for the better.
VBD: What’s your favorite Scripture & why?
DENISE: One of my favorite Scriptures is Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
I love this Scripture because it is the one God spoke to me after accepting Christ. He helped me to understand that all of what I sought after was found in Him. The search was over.
VBD: What’s next for you?
DENISE: I am working to finish book 2 of The Redemption Series. I am also working to complete more Bible literacy journals, and a few other projects.
Book Link: Amazon