Dennis is a graduate from Liberty University, with Multiple degrees in Psychology, Christian Counseling, and Criminal Justice. He holds certifications in many areas of study such as; From - Light University; Breaking Free, Caring For People God's Way, Caring For Children God's Way, Breaking Free, Healthy Sexuality, Marriage Works, Overview of Substance Abuse. From - University of Alabama; Alabama School of Alcohol & Other Drug Studies.. From - State of Alabama; PPCT Handcuffing Techniques, 80 Hours of Jail Management Course, Aerko International Course Chemical Weapons Hand Spray, (Freeze Plus P), Advanced Taser M26. From - Alabama Mentor; Therapeutic Training, Deciding Together. He holds a certification in parenting, CPR/First Aid, and Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention.
Dennis is a member of American Association of Christian Counselors, (AACC), and the Society of Christian Psychologists, (SCP), and the American Psychology Association, (APA). He is a licensed minister and serves full time on the staff of a Church. He serves as a missionary to Venezuela, oversees the missions and music of the church, and is the assistant to the Pastor as well as the staff Christian Counselor. He serves on the local Crisis Response Team for the tri-county area. Dennis has founded three non-profit organizations, (one international), and two are still operating today. He is married to Karen, father to four, Nathan 25, Nikki 22, and then adopted Christian 14, and Cody 12. A Gran-D (Grandfather), to two, Reagan 3, and Nate who is 2. He has been a business owner for 14 years, in supervision of a 58 store jewelry chain for 14 years. Always owned a business on the side, and worked two or more jobs most of his life.
Dennis is a published author, and his latest work just released on August 2, 2014, a book on the life of Elvis Presley called; "Elvis: An American Trilogy, Volume One, Family." Dennis is also an Elvis Impersonator and travels nationwide, International, and on cruise ships doing his Elvis Shows. You can hear some of his audio files, not all are as Elvis. Pictures also involves some of those as he is doing charity events as an Elvis Impersonator. (Look up D. Wayne Forbus on to book him).
Dennis' specialties are found in the following areas: He is a Inspirational & Motivational Speaker that is very funny with his life stories: PLUS a Built-in Elvis Singer! How funny is that? He brings important issues of life into the ears, minds, and hearts of his listeners, and does it with his own style of humor and music. Think about it; he's been in the ministry for over 33 years, worked in the funeral business, a county sheriff's office, business owner, collections, jewelry business, missionary, played, coached, and umpired sports, and director to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Summer Camps, and his own after school & summer programs for kids in Alabama and Venezuela. Now do you think he might have a few things to teach you and enough materials to make anybody and everybody laugh? Book him today for your corporate event.
.....Parenting .....Suicide Prevention .....Drug Prevention .....Divorce Recovery .....Conflict Resolutions .....Actions & Reactions .....Mission Work .....Church Work (What happens behind the scenes) .....Life Coaching .....Adoption Counseling .....Non-profit organization structures, start-ups, and grants .....Worship Leading & Music .....Elvis History & Knowledge .....and many more subjects not listed.
Other works by this author includes: "Facing the Facts of Present Day Youth," "The IG Generation," "Venezuela, On Mission With God," "Why Can't Christian Laugh Out Loud," "The Thunder Roars and the Lightening Strikes," Discovering Yourself".
Some of his speaking event titles all with seriousness but delivered in a funny way so folks will remember them. Here's a few of my titles:
No Such Thing As Bad Kids! (Problem solving) / Internet Interactions (Warning about the internet & people on there!) / We Can All Come Out Winners / Set a Goal To Reach Your Goals (Sales Meetings) / Takin' It To the Streets (Sales, Churches)/ The Power of Truth (Finding, Knowing, Living) / Weddings & Funerals, are they the Same? (Funny Stories) / The Music Moves Me (Educational -History & Importance of Music) / Project U-Turn (Prevention Program for youth or leaders) / You Are Made To Count (Purpose, Meaning & Worth)/ Fun With Music & Their Words (Lyrics & Artists Fun) / Drowning In Ministry, God Save Me! (Getting Overwhelmed)/ Blame & Shame Is No Game! (Getting Over Your Past). Many more, but Dennis will use his trained thought patterns to pick what best will fit your event or meeting.
Dennis would love to come and speak for your group. Corp Events are great! Schools, churches, mission conf., whatever the event, plan your event to be the best, then hire Dennis W. Forbus to come and make it better!