A'Besa was born on April 5, 1971 to Gloria Dennis, she is the youngest of three children. She was raised in Shreveport Louisiana and Fort Worth Texas. A'Besa graduated from Eastern Hills High School. She went on to attend Prairie View A&M and TCC. She holds a degree in Biblical Studies from DFW Bible Institute and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. She's been married to Bishop J.L. Hodge for 21 years she's the mother of four beautiful children Lacharele, Jajuan Jr., Keandre and Xavier and the proud grandmother of Chaseton, Keandre Jr., and Dream. Her passion is to teach children, encourage others, spend time with her family and to work in the ministry with her husband.