Ministry, intentional leadership, and kingdom education are the areas closest to Dr. Dee Stokes’s heart. Dr. Stokes spent 18 years as a basketball coach before her desires and dreams shifted and led her to retire from coaching to work in ministry full time. Her desire to be the best in her field as a coach was replaced with the call to ministry.
Dr. Stokes worked at such institutions as the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Texas A&M University, Winthrop University, and the University of Nebraska as an assistant coach. Stokes was head coach at East Carolina University, Winston-Salem State University, and Southeastern University. She was also an Assistant Professor of Education at Southeastern. She also has 10 years as a University professor, facilitator, adjunct, and school administrator while serving as the President/CEO of Dee Stokes Ministries, Inc.
Dr. Stokes holds the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership, and an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UNC Charlotte as well as a Masters of Public Administration from DeVry University. Her research interests include emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence, transformational leadership, and burnout. Because of her research in these areas, Dr. Stokes travels globally preaching and presenting cultural intelligence and leadership workshops.
While continuing to evangelize and operate the ministry, Pastor Dee is also a member of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference’s (NHCLC) Faith and Education Coalition (www.faithandeducation.com), and a member of the United States National Prayer Council. Always a lifelong learner, Dr. Stokes loves studying Theology, and has done so at Asbury Theological Seminary, with the goal of one day teaching Theology at a Bible school or Seminary.