Rev. Denise Anders-Modest, Pastor


The Reverend Denise Anders-Modest is a native of Ruston, Louisiana, and a member of a family with deep roots in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. A graduate of Ruston High School and Grambling State University (Louisiana), Rev. Anders-Modest accepted the call of God and was licensed to preach the Gospel at Broomfield Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, in October 1990. In preparation for ministry, she eventually moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to study at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), where she continued to distinguish herself with a record of academic excellence, leadership, and service to humanity. She received numerous awards, scholarships, and recognitions by the time she graduated in 1998.

The former pastor of Anderson Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (Holly Springs, Mississippi), Rev. Anders-Modest has been the pastor of Williams Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Shreveport, LA since August 2014—the first female to serve in that capacity. Recognition of her multiple giftings and leadership ability have led to her appointment as the Director of Christian Education for the 4th Episcopal District of the CME Church, Chair of the Ministerial Examination Committee, and Dean of the Elias-Cottrell- Johnson-Hoyt Institute of the North-East Mississippi Region of the CME Church.

A woman with a compassionate heart and penchant for creative ministry, she has served as the National Director of SisterCare, INC., Richmond, VA, and as local President for the Louisiana Chapter of SisterCare, Inc. In addition, she is the founder of “Sitting on the Porch Ministries” and works tirelessly to empower other women around her.

As one who is passionate about prayer, discipleship, and evangelism, she is a Prayer Partner of General Assembly of Prayer (GAP, INC.). Rev. Anders- Modest—a fiery, spirit-filled preacher who is able to electrify a room—is in great demand as a revivalist, evangelist, and speaker.

She is married to Mitchell Modest.