Rev. Dr. Byron L. Benton

Senior Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Byron LeaVance Benton is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina and a proud graduate of NC A&T University.  Pastor Benton completed his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, New Jersey) with a focus on Homiletics and Pastoral Care and has a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University (Philadelphia, PA).

Pastor Benton’s gifts extend beyond the classroom and the sanctuary.  He is a gifted percussionist and served as Chaplain of the A&T State University Band.  As an undergraduate student, Pastor Benton instructed an urban charter middle school drum line at the Imani Institute in North Carolina.  While an Associate Pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY, Pastor Benton founded the Berean Community Drumline (BCD) through the Berean Community and Family Life Center.  The award winning drum line has performed at various venues and events. 



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