Pastor Maurice Lamonte Wright is the son of Bishop Dr. Marion & Leatha Wright. He was born December 12, 1974 in Georgetown, SC; where he lived the first six years of his life. He and his family moved to Durham, NC in May of 1981 when his father was led by God to begin a ministry. He received his education through the Durham Public School System and graduated from Northern High in 1993 with honors. He then went on to further his education at UNC Chapel Hill for three years, majoring in English and minoring in Music.
Pastor Maurice Wright has proven to be a multi-talented individual with the ability to play eight musical instruments. He has ministered musically in numerous churches and ministries of various denominations, both nationally and internationally. His deep concern for young people has led him to work with several youth choirs. He has recorded with ten gospel album projects. His goal of opening Wright Touch Music School has become a reality. The students receive specialized vocal and musical training on the piano, organ, keyboard, and saxophone. God has also given him the vision to build a 10,000 square foot Worship Center for conferences, conventions, concerts, religious and recreational activities.
Pastor Maurice Wright was called into the preaching ministry in April of 1993. Since then, he has been preaching and teaching the Word of God both nationally and internationally leading thousands of lost souls to Christ. He is the Founder and Visionary of Wright Touch Ministries, Inc., which is a Non-Profit and Community based religious organization, established November 1996. He is also the Presider of Faith Perfecting Praise, New Destiny National Youth Convention and High Praise National Convention. In February of 2000, he established MLW Ministries, Inc., where he operates in the prophetic anointing. In April of 2004, God called him into the pastorate and he started New Destiny Christian Fellowship of Durham, NC. The Church name later changed to New Dimensions Fellowship Church in November of 2014. The church motto is “Determined to Empower the World to Achieve Divine Purpose,” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Pastor Maurice Wright realizes how vital it is to put God first in everything he does and believes that, “When you put God first in your life, everything is destined to fall into place.”