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Dene Starks

Christian Speaker
Sacramento California 95828

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world by Harriet Tubman

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world by Harriet Tubman

Contact Information

Sacramento, CA 95828
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 2009
  • Home Church
  • Blessed Faith Ministries
  • Relationship to Church
  • One of the pastors at
  • Available for
  • Business Speaker, Conferences, Keynotes, Published Author, Retreats, Specialty Author, Trainer, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Experienced (over 10 events)
  • Fee Range
  • Works with Your Budget

More About Dene Starks

Dene’ J. Starks was born to Pastor Coleman and First Lady Sonia Starks at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA. Dene’ accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in December 2009 and joined Blessed Faith Ministries Church of God in Christ in February 2010 and has been an active member since the day she joined. Being born and raised in the church afforded Dene’ the opportunity to fulfill several positions, including: Bible Study Teacher, Choir Member/Director, Praise & Worship Leader, Youth Department Leader & more. In 2010, Dene’ along with two other partners in ministry saw a gap between the youth and adult ministries and founded the Blessed Faith Young Adults Ministry (YAM) for adults ages 19-39. Because of her passion and persistent efforts in emphasizing the need for a Young Adults Ministry, Dene’ was appointed to Chairlady and in the latter part of 2013 was appointed as Young Adult Pastor.

In 2003 Dene′ graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication and began her career as an insurance professional in 2004. Since that time, Dene′ has been afforded many opportunities to develop not only herself, but to develop others as well in the form of training and education. In 2010, Dene′ founded her first company, DJS Marketing & Business Solutions, a premier business consulting firm. In October 2012, Dene′ graduated with her Masters of Arts degree in Business Administration. In January 2013, Dene′ was hired as an Associate Professor at Word of Life Theological Seminary and not long after, Dene′ was promoted to Dean of Education at the Word of LifeTheological Seminary. In 2016, Dene′ completed her coursework for her Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership & Development at Grand Canyon University and is currently in the process of completing her dissertation. Over the years, Dene′ has grown to become an accomplished insurance professional with well over 13 years’ experience in the industry. In2016, Dene′ accepted a promotion to lead the Western Region – Commercial and Worker’s Compensation Underwriting Departments at a nationally recognized A+rated insurer. Dene′ is a member of the following professional organizations: National Black MBA Association and the National Association of Women Professionals. In 2016, Dene′ became a published author, with her debut writing in the book “Stand Up, Be Heard,” where she participated as one of fifteen authors sharing her story of triumph. Since that time, Dene′ has gone on to publish her latest book project entitled, “What’s Next” a guide for next level marketing. Because of her passion for education, Dene’ recently founded a Non-Profit called Diversif-I Education Group which promotes diversity through education by offering certificate programs, seminars, and classes on various subjects to reach all levels and types of learners.Dene’ is a prolific speaker who has been afforded the opportunity to speak all over the United States at various conferences, services, and workshops. In 2017, Dene’ was interviewed as a featured guest on WEZE “The Word” radio station in Boston, MA. Through her journey, Dene’ has discovered her passion to inspire, equip, and motivate people from all walks of life to follow their dreams. She is a proven author, speaker, educator, and a successful entrepreneur.

Of all her accomplishments, her greatest accomplishment was accepting the Lord Jesus Christ and the call on her life to teach and preach the unadulterated truth of the gospel.

Dene Starks Speaking Topics

Marketing 101

Do you hear the word “marketing” on a daily basis, but aren’tsure what marketing really is or why your business needs it? Do you know thatmarketing is important to...

Posted by Dene Starks on 07/02/2018

World Religions

Topics on the nature of religion, a comparative treatment of the world's major religions--Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and other eastern religions--and an...

Posted by Dene Starks on 07/02/2018

Old Testament

The history, literature, and theology of the Old Testament, including a more intensive summary of current research in Old Testament studies.  ...

Posted by Dene Starks on 07/02/2018

Christian Missions

A study of the biblical, theological, and practical foundations of Christian missions....

Posted by Dene Starks on 07/02/2018

Biblical Studies

Christian theology from the standpoint of the Bible, historical theology, and systematic theological expression. ...

Posted by Dene Starks on 07/02/2018

Create Your Life

Some people have a fleeting idea of what they want to do, be or have in their lives. But it often remains just that--fleeting. We're so used to thinking that life just happens...

Posted by Dene Starks on 06/30/2018

Navigating Life Changes - Designing Your Future

Change is a natural part of life, whether it’s a change in your job, your relationships, or your business. We tend to navigate these changes by defaulting to old patterns and...

Posted by Dene Starks on 06/30/2018

Dealing with Difficult People--Conflict and Mediation Skills

Do you find yourself in themiddle of an argument and wonder how it got started in the first place? Do you overreact and make a difficult situation worse? Are you trapped in a seeminglyirresolvable...

Posted by Dene Starks on 06/30/2018

Diversity and Inclusion - also known as - Cultural Competency

When we think of the term “diversity”, we often think of the term “differences.” Characteristics such as: race, nationality,religion, age, gender, and more...

Posted by Dene Starks on 06/30/2018

Dene Starks Events

Dene Starks Resources

What's Next? A Guide for Next Level Marketing

At some point in life, we tend to ask ourselves these simple questions…What’s next? What will I do next? what’s next for my business? what’s next for my ideas? or what’s next for my family? Sometimes we have an idea of what’s next, but we do not know how to obtain it and we often times find ourselves in a “plateaued” state of mind where all of our great ideas never became a reality because we simply did not know the answer to what’s next? It’s time to ask yourself, what ideas do I have that I want to make a reality? what dreams do I...

Posted by Dene Starks on 06/30/2018

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