About Pastor

Pastor LaReese M. Brooks, D.D. has been the under-shepherd of TRL Ministries for over a decade. She has been employed with the Department of Defense and has retired after 35 years from Federal Government service. She is a loving wife, a devoted mother, and a grandmother.

Pastor Brooks and her husband Overseer Ulysses E. Brooks have been married for over 30 years. Her commitment to ministry began in 1992 as she opened her home and her heart to monthly fellowships for spiritual growth for women of all walks of life. 
Pastor Brooks received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biblical Studies from Faith Bible College and Seminary in Washington, D.C. and she received her Doctorate in Divinity from New Hope and Life School of Religion, Inc. in Capitol Heights, Maryland. She is currently a Professor at the New Hope and Life Christian Leadership University. 
Pastor Brooks is best known for boldly speaking and living the unadulterated Word of God without compromise. Through the powerful anointing God has placed on her life, many souls have been saved and delivered, marriages have been restored, families have been reunited and lives have been transformed. One of her primary passions is to equip and train the saints for the work of the ministry. In pursuing this passion, in February 2005 Pastor Brooks started the Joshua Christian Training Program. The primary mission of the Joshua Christian Training Program is to equip leaders and those called to ministry to effectively serve in the local church and the community as they go forward as bold soldiers in the Lord’s army.
One of Pastor Brooks' favorite scriptures is Galatians 2:20, "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."