Dennis was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey and attended college in Atlanta and seminary in Kentucky. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Alvernia University in Pennsylvania. He is Pastor of Woodlynne, NJ: Asbury UMC where he has served for 29 years. He has served on the Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy and Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century. He has been Bible Study Instructor for the Philadelphia Eagles' football team. He is on the Board for the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association and the State Police Chaplain Corp. He is married to Ann, is father to Myika, and proud grandfather of Ava and Zoe Ramirez.