Rev. Denise (Hagin) Burns
Executive Pastor & Family Ministries Pastor
Rev. Denise Burns is no stranger to the ministry. The Texas-born daughter of Kenneth W. and Lynette Hagin, Denise has long had a desire to see kids have a real relationship with God. “I want children to know that Jesus is their best friend, and that He will always be there for them,” she says. “I want them to build a strong foundation in God.” On staff since 1993, Denise has served as nursery and preschool director, children’s minister, and is currently the Family Ministries Pastor—overseeing the nursery, children, and youth. She also oversees the RHEMA Child Development Center daycare program and is an instructor at Rhema Bible Training College. Denise holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Oklahoma State University and is a 1998 RBTC graduate. Denise and her husband, Don, were married in 1999 and have two sons: Trevor and Wesley. Denise loves watching her favorite sports team—the Oklahoma State Cowboys—with her family and playing board games.