Meet Dr. Denise

Dr. Denise Victoria McAllister was born in Jersey City, New Jersey raised in Newark, New Jersey.  She resided in the State of Maryland for the past eighteen years.  Dr. McAllister recently relocated to the Central Florida Region.  She is a national and international speaker having traveled across country and overseas.  

Dr. McAllister served as an Advanced Certified Faculty member for the University of Phoenix teaching classes in Behavioral Science and Psychology for eleven years.

She has a Master of Social Sciences in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona and a Master of Theology from Drew University, Madison, New Jersey

Dr. McAllister was conferred a doctorate in Philosophy in Biblical Counseling through Friends International Christian University, Merced, California. Her dissertation to receive her doctorate is entitled The Incarceration of Women With and Without Walls. 

Dr. McAllister is an accomplish author of several books. 

  • Co Author of Flowing N Faith© (TBP 2021)

  • The Making of Mama Denise©

  • Book of Remembrance -Miracle, They Really Do Happen©

  • He Heard My Cry©

  • Dreams, A LifeSaver Kept Me Alive©

Dr. (Shipley) McAllister made history becoming the first African American Woman Chaplain over the Newark, New Jersey Police Department receiving Deputy Chief Rank in 1995. This event was featured on Channel 9 News and in the Newspapers.

Dr. McAllister has received numerous awards and citation over the years. 

A few notable mentions are:

  • US Military Moving Specialist Designation

  • Featured in O Magazine - Oprah Winfrey ’s Publication

  • Ordained Licensed Minister

  • Charles County, Maryland – Volunteer Award for NAACP 

  • Board Advisor, Hope Center, Clermont, Florida

  • Care Counselor, Hope Center, Clermont, Florida

  • Nominated Outstanding Employee, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

  • Notary Public, State of Florida

Dr Denise McAllister owns and operations Mama Denise© Cakes & Pies in a Jar officially Trademark under the United States in the Bakery industry.

Dr McAllister’s desire in life is to let the world know that when we have Faith coupled with belief in ourselves, we can do, be and have anything we desire.

Dr. Denise Victoria McAllister has been married to Anthony Dwight McAllister for the past twenty-three years, they have four children together and eight grandchildren.