Deniqua credits her love for people and their diverse iterations to growing up in a military family. She moved about 5 times growing up, living in Italy and traveling between states, but she calls Virginia home. In Virginia she went to Hampton University, where she studied Broadcast journalism and spent much of her time as a young adult. Deniqua has been an active member of Elm City Vineyard Church (ECV) since 2015 when she settled in New Haven to study at Yale Divinity School (YDS). While studying at YDS she interned with ECV, and her work with the church contributed to her receiving both her Masters of Divinity and Sacred Theology Masters degrees. She divided her time between serving at ECV (Preaching/Teaching Team, Prayer and Prophecy Team, Praise and Worship Team, and Roots Youth ministry), and leadership roles at YDS (Transformational Leadership Fellow, Presidents Public Service Fellow, Yale Black Seminarians Vice President). She is passionate about the Gospel’s ability to tenderly evangelize, practically pierce through our day-to-day— all while supernaturally changing our lives. All of this contributes to her excitement in serving as the Pastor of Good News and Social Engagement at ECV, and spreading the Gospel of God’s justice, mercy, and love beyond the proverbial walls of the church. Now her time and attention goes to transformative ministry, spending time with friends and family, GOOD FOOD, the occasional (not so occasional) shopping trip, reading, writing, listening to tons of music, and tracing God through popular culture.
Good News Pastor