Rev. Sarita Marie Wilson is a native of Hampton, VA, and currently resides in Memphis, TN. She is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and is an associate minister of Saint Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. Sarita is an anointed and gifted spiritual leader who lives according to Romans 12:1 by presenting her body as a living sacrifice to God through the ministry of dance. Dance the Word is the mantra on which Rev.
Sarita’s ministry is founded. She has served as the Minister of Dance for Saint Andrew for over 20 years, and is sought after nationwide to share her unique spiritual gift of dance ministry. Rev Sarita is the Director of Ministry in Motion, which initially was composed of seven youth members. Over the years, the group has grown to include over 100 children, youth, women and men who are not ashamed to praise the Lord in dance. Bi-Annually, Ministry in Motion hosts “Dance the Word,” a liturgical dance conference. Each year over 200 dancers attend the conference, which offers workshops in healing through dance, embodied prayer, warfare dance, prophetic dance, praise and worship dance, choreography, step, pageantry and flags and banners and much more.
Additionally she serves as the TN Chairperson of the National Liturgical Dance Network. In 2011 Rev. Sarita published her first book, Dance the Word: A Handbook for Liturgical Dance Ministries. Rev. Sarita is as a Board Certified Chaplain and a certified grief counselor. She is employed with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital as NICU Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator. She is a cum laude graduate of Howard University, and received her Masters of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary. Currently she is a doctoral candidate at Argosy University, pursing her Ed.D. in Pastoral Community Counseling. Her researched focused on the benefits of liturgical dance on self-report depression and anxiety. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is the mother of two daughters, Cyanna Marie, and Ayanna Quinn.