Minister Wilford “Trey” D. was born in Houston, TX to prominent Houston area musicians Wilford and Wanda D. After graduating from Willowridge High School, he attended Texas Southern University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre/Cinema.
Minister D. served as Minister of Music of New Covenant Christian Church in Houston, TX, under the leadership of Bishop Bill & Co-Pastor Cheryl Hines for 14 years. Moreover, it was at New Covenant where he was licensed and ordained as a Minister of the Gospel. He is currently the Pastor & Founder of Abundant Faith Fellowship Church in Southwest Houston. He also has ten years of experience as an educator in the Houston & Fort Bend Independent School Districts, as well as Stafford Municipal School District, where he currently teaches sixth grade English/Language Arts.
For almost twenty-five years, Minister D. has been heavily involved in music ministry. He has served as accompanist and music director for various gospel artists such as Minister Ronald James Materre, Jackie Smith and Y.D.M. (Youth Development Ministry), Kathy Taylor, Women of Integrity, and V. Michael McKay. He is also featured on the latest project of SGR Recording Artist, “Alkendria.” Minister D. is also the founder and director of Immanence Music Ministries of Houston, and was recently appointed Music Director of the Joyous Praise Community Youth Choir of Missouri City, TX. .
In 2009, Minister D. felt a burden weighing heavily upon him to reach out to churches and ministries who were in need of ministers of music, musicians, and worship leaders. Through this burden, God led him to launch “God’s Best Consulting” Music Ministry and Referral Services. This consulting firm assists pastors and church leaders by eliminating the stresses of unsuccessful attempts to hire musicians that would appropriately fit their ministries. Minister D. auditions, screens, and refers musicians for positions in local churches as well as churches outside of the Houston area. He also uses this service as an opportunity to share wisdom and ministry experiences with aspiring music ministry leaders.
Minister D. is married to LaToya Chentile D., and is the father of two daughters, Meghan Elyse and Kirstyn Naomi.