About Bishop-Elect Damele N. Elliott





Bishop-Elect Damele Elliott taught in the public school system for five years, before transitioning to teaching at the collegiate level. She teaches Composition at Medgar Evers College, and has done so since 2007. She currently teaches Composition at Baruch College. She is the author of two books, Fields of Gold, and A Touch of Destiny, and plans to publish her third novel in 2022, David’s Kingdom.
She co-pastors Mt. Paran Baptist Church, in Brooklyn, NY, with her mother, Pastor Susie M. Elliot. Bishop-Elect Damele, Pastor Susie, and other female clergy members were featured in a 2014 New York Times article, “Women at the Pulpit”. This article explored the rise of female leadership in the pulpit over the years, and the struggles and triumphs of the women who have accepted the call to ministry.
She became a Chaplain Captain in September 2020, and joined the INT. Alliance of Chaplain & Law Enforcement, Volunteers in Police Service. She is now the Virtual Chaplain for the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BA from the College of New Rochelle, an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College, an MA of Philosophy in English from The Graduate Center, CUNY, an MA of Theology from the National School of Theology, and a ThD of Theology from the National School of Theology. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition and Rhetoric at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
She is the host of the television show, God Has Made Room on the Gospel American Television Network, and host of the radio show KDFI Radio. She is available for preaching engagements, motivational speaking, and voice overs. You can contact her at godhasmaderoom@gmail.com. Also, you can subscribe to her Youtube channel God Has Made Room.