Reverend Natasha Rouse received her calling to preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ at the early age of 13. She was licensed to preach God’s Word at 16. She was later ordained an Itinerant Deacon in the AME Church at age 21 and then an Itinerant Elder at the age 23. Reverend Johnson-Rouse was the youngest of her class to receive both order, during this time Reverend Rouse served as the Youth Pastor of St. James AME Church located in Newark, NJ where she led a ministry of three hundred youth.
Reverend Natasha Rouse is not only prepared in her heart to declare God’s Word, but she is also prepared in mind as well. Reverend Rouse received her Bachelors of Science Degree with honors in Pre-Med/Biology from Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA, during that time she served as an assistant to Pastor Miles of the Word for Living Church located in Richmond, VA. She also received her Master’s of Divinity Degree with honors in the concentration of New Testament Studies and Pastoral Care & Counseling from Turner Theological Seminary of The Interdenominational Theological Center located in Atlanta, GA. Currently, Rev. Rouse is enrolled at Grand Canyon University where she is pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Education with a major in Supervision and Leadership. Her goal is to one day own and operate her own Pre-K-12 school and a Leadership Learning Institute to train God’s preachers, teachers, and leaders.
Reverend Rouse lends her gift of teaching every 4th Monday of every Month at “Mentoring Monday” which is an ARM of At the Well Ministries, which is a ministry founded by Reverend Rouse under the direction and unction of God and the Holy Spirit. Reverend Lady Rouse is the visionarian of the Women’s Retreat that has attracted hundreds of women to receive impartation for the past seven years. She is also the founder of a mentoring program for young girls called Princess Academy. Reverend Rouse serves as the Executive Minister to the Ministries of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Reverend Lady Rouse currently works for the Newark Public School System as an teacher. When she is not teaching or preaching, Reverend Rouse can be found counseling wives, young women, engaged and married couples, children and their families or praying for the lost, leaders, friends and families.
Reverend Rouse is happily married to a great Man of God who is her best friend ~ the Rev. Vincent M. Rouse, who serves as the Pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in the city of Newark, New Jersey. They are the proud parents of Vincent Maurice Rouse Jr. and Victoria Michelle Rouse.
Rev. Rouse, affectingly called God’s prophetess, has truly been called by God to Encourage, Equip, Enlighten, Teach, and Preach to a dying world and the lost, the goodness of Jesus Christ. She had traveled all over the country teaching and preaching the Gospel of our Lord & Savior, JESUS CHRIST! Her favorite saying is “Only what you do for Christ will last!”