Affectionately known as Despi` this powerful Woman of God is a Spirit Filled – Fire baptized preacher. Despi` an Ordained Minister and National Evangelist is the Founder and CEO of Despico International Ministries and has been ministering the word of God from Coast to Coast in the Holy Ghost for nearly two decades.
Despi` is an Author of 3 books with her most recent book “Battered, Bruised, But Not Broken” which is currently available.
She is also owner of Power House Productions a Theatri-cal & Worship Arts Company, with their most recent play “I’m in Love With The Other Woman” being a sold-out success.
Despi’s heart desire is to equip and establish the body of Christ, which is why she founded “TBS”
Transformation Bible School, where she is the Lead Instructor, providing Certification to her
students in the area of Biblical Studies and the Five-Fold ministry.
A Preacher/Prophet, Playwright, Author, Teacher/Mentor, Recording Artist/Psalmist who has graced the stage with numerous national recording artist and is highly sought after for her spirit of excellence in praise and worship. This dynamo in the Holy Ghost, is God’s Instrument of Praise in these last days… Despi`!!
Despi Has A Long History In The Gospel Music Industry, Having Graced The Stage With Gospel Legends, Shirley Caesar, The Canton Spirituals, The Virginiaires, Luther Barnes And The Sunset Jubilees, Walter Hawkins, Douglas Miller, And Even International Speaker, Fred Price. Despi's Debut Cd, Titled "Promise" Was Released In 2004
And Is Currently Available. She Received Rave Reviews For Hit Song,"Anybody Here." Music Has Always Been Instrumental In The Shaping
Of Despi's Life. Often Used As Therapy Despi Would Spend Hours Writing Songs And Has Lost Count Of Her Lyrical Collection Which Began At Age 10.
At Age 14 While Stationed With Her Family In Ft. Polk, Louisiana, Despi Began Her Singing Career In A Military Band Named "Just Us." Since Then Despi Has Traveled Nationally Preaching And Singing
The Gospel. Despi` Has Won Numerous Awards For Her Vocal Abilities To Include The Covenant Award Of Hampton Roads,
"Catch A Rising Star" Winner. She Has Also Been A Guest On The Following PAX TV Shows, "Soul Music", Video Show, "The Gospel
Star Search", As A Performer And Celebrity MC. Her Newest Endeavors Include The Performing Arts. Born For The Stage, Despi Has Been Cast As The Lead Character In Three Rannelli Production Comedy, Drama Plays Titled, "Sticks And Stones", "Can't Take Her Nowhere" And "Honey, That Ain't What I Heard". A Prolific Lyricist, Psalmist And Theater Actress, Despi Contributes All Of Her Success To God. Included in Despi's most recent accolades is her Tour to Italy with International Recording Artist Earl Bynum, where Despi ministered in song alongside Minister Bynum
Despina Marie (Despi), Born On December 30, Is A Native Of Washington, D.C.
Despi Received Christ Jesus As Her Personal Savior At The Age Of Nineteen And Began Her Journey For The Lord. As An Army Brat, Despi Was Exposed To Many Different Cultures And Lifestyles. It Was During ThatTime That Despi` Discovered That God Had Imparted Unto Her An Unconditional Love For People. She Was Called Into Ministry In The Year 1988 As An Evangelist. She Also Holds Licensing As An Evangelist, Ordained Elder, Pastor. Despi was Affurmed Publicly in 2010 Into the Office of Apostle by recommendation of her Governing Council of Apostles and Also Birthed Adonai Alliance of Family Churches. Apostle Is Currently Working In Virginia and Georgia. The Georgia Church, Hope Center Kingdom Fellowship Was Established In 2011, Elberton, GA.
Although Apostle Despi Launched The First Church New Mercy Ministries In December Of 2001, Despi Humbly Served The Body of Christ Through
Despico International Ministries Established In October 2003. Through Despico's "M.O.E." Ministry of Equipping, She Continues To Work With Churches to Help Establish Their Vision. Currently Apostle Despina Marie Provides an Apostolic Covering to Seven Ministry Organizations. Apostle has Launched House of Adonai, The Official Adonai Alliance Home Church Where She Openly Proclaims That HOA Is A PLACE OF WORSHIP For All God's People, "Where We Don't Come to Church, We Bring The Church, Because We Are The Church."
Despi Travels Nationally Sharing Her Overcoming Story As A Survivor Of Childhood Molestation. She's Quick To Say, "I May Have Been Battered, Bruised, But Baby I'm Not Broken! A Message She Uses Everywhere To Teach People, To Not Hinder Their Future By Living In Their Past!