Greater Bethel Tabernacle

Pastors' Bio


Senior Pastor ~ Sheila K. Benton
Pastor Sheila Knight-Benton was ordained and installed as Pastor of Greater Bethel Tabernacle Inc. in March 2000. Recently married to Pastor Charles Benton, also of Cincinnati, she can presently be found leading her flock at Greater Bethel Tabernacle Inc., and overseeing the growth and development of her current students in the Bethel Christian Academy. Facing many challenges as Senior Pastor, God has graced her with the wisdom and compassion of Jesus to both Pastor and serve as the Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Academy. With her degree in Early Childhood Education, Senior Pastor Shella K. Benton has served as an educator for twenty years.

Pastor Benton received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in 2007 from Bethel Theological Seminary of Louisville, Kentucky. She is the founder and CEO of the Sarah West Housing Foundation for Women in Transition in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also the Overseer of the WHO (Women Who Overcame) Ministry of Cincinnati which focuses on the sociological struggles for women economically, politically, and spiritually.

Pastor Knight-Benton is the proud parent of one daughter, Ashley, who also serves in her parents ministry in numerous capacities.
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Pastor ~ Charles L. Benton
Pastor Charles Benton is a native of Flint, Michigan. He recently married Pastor Sheila Knight-Benton of Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to his marriage, he served for 9 years as the Senior Pastor of Breakthrough Ministries in Forest Park, Ohio.

As a man who loves God and God's people; he has subsequently served for over 25 years as Chaplin of the Lebanon Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pastor Charles L. Benton has recently launched a men's ministry, Suited For Purpose, that provides training, education and direction in becoming responsilbe and contributing individuals. He and his lovely wife now co-partner in ministry at Greater Bethel Tabernacle Inc. where he can be found laying the foundation that supports the vision and mission of Greater Bethel Tabernacle Inc..

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