Tracey Nicole Parris, born in Downstate Hospital in Brooklyn, NY on October 2, 1975 to George and Angelene Parris. She has one older brother Marc C. Parris. She was raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn and received her education in private school until high school. Tracey was active in many activities as a youth but her passion was dance, which would later become the root of the anointing that would eventually fall on her life.
Dance enabled Tracey to travel across the country and then formally to Eastern Europe as a dance ambassador. By the time Tracey was 17 she had acquired a vast array of dance experience, including small dance companies, formal ballet schools (Dance Theater of Harlem, Alvin Ailey Summer Programs, etc), performing arts schools in NY and Washington DC, and private institutions learning ballet, pointe, folk, modern, tap, and jazz. Dance became second nature to her and apart of Tracey’s spiritual life. Finding a church home at Allen AME Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens, NY was the beginning of a renewed, refreshed relationship with the Lord. As one chapter closed in her life another was opened. Tracey joined the ALDM (Allen Liturgical Dance Ministry) in 2003. She ministered with them for two years learning a new form of expression that did not focus on technique and ability but rather spiritual relationship and anointing.
Under the guidance of Rev Dr. Denise S. Wilson, senior pastor at the Rock Christian Center, Tracey developed character, integrity, ministry excellence, and the desire for knowledge in the Word of God. In November of 2007, Tracey was licensed as Minister of Movement, in 2012 she received her license to preach the gospel, and in 2014 was ordained. Tracey is currently the Youth and Young Adult Minister at Shiloh Baptist Church in Bowling Green, VA and is certified in Youth Ministry by the Virginia Baptist Mission Board in Richmond, VA. She has previously hosted “Microphone Check” a weekly radio segment on and is the founder of Tracey Parris Ministries (www.traceyparrisministries.org). She is a member of the National Council of Negro Women and the Virginia Baptist Youth Minister’s Association. Tracey’s heart is for children, youth and young adults, her desire is to be an effective vessel for Christ, her passion is the ministry of Movement, her purpose is to edify and elevate the Kingdom of God, and her calling is to bring souls closer to Christ.