The History of the Cathedral of Praise Church Ministries, Inc.
Our History In July 1998, God birthed a unique ministry into existence in the city of Hinesville, Georgia, aptly named the “Temple of Praise.” God entrusted the reins of shepherding, leading and disciplining this flock to Bishop Kevin L. Betton, Sr. He is the Pastor-Teacher and Founder, a dynamic man who has a sincere love for God’s people.
The name “Temple of Praise” was revealed to Bishop Betton in a dream where he saw a choir with the letters T-O-P embroidered on the robes’ shoulders. He embarked on his walk of faith and began to pray and seek God for divine guidance. God revealed His will and the doors began to open for membership and a church edifice. The first worship service of the Temple of Praise was held on the second Sunday in July 1998 at 146 Ralph Quarterman Drive, Hinesville, GA. In a relatively short period, the ministry has expanded from its humble beginning of eight members to over 200.
In October 2001, after outgrowing its previous edifice, the Temple of Praise was blessed to purchase a much needed ministry complex, which includes a spacious Sanctuary, the Kids of the Kingdom Children’s Sanctuary, the Frances O. Betton Fellowship Hall, full kitchen, various Administrative Offices and rental spaces.
In June 2004, after much prayer and consideration, the Lord revealed to Bishop Betton that the Temple of Praise was developing and growing in a different direction. God led Bishop Betton in the process of birthing a new thing and the ministry became The Temple of Praise Church Ministries Inc., a legally structured non-profit organization.
In August 2009, the Lord allowed our Pastor to birth another ministry organization—that being the Kingdom Fellowship of Interdependent Ministries (KFIM). Under the visionary leadership of our Presiding Prelate, Bishop Kevin L. Betton, Sr., the Kingdom Fellowship is an interdenominational, non-profit organization established and incorporated for the purpose of modeling and mentoring church leaders and their ministries to pursue faith in the spirit of excellence.
Once again, the Lord spoke to our Bishop and he obeyed. On June 22, 2014, Bishop Betton was instructed to change the name of the church from Temple of Praise to Cathedral of Praise Church Ministries, Inc.
We are now The Cathedral of Praise, diverse and multicultural group of men, women and children who have been called, qualified and anointed by God to establish and build this ministry for such a time as this!