Our Pastor: Bishop, Dr. Kevin L. Betton, Sr.
Dr. Kevin L. Betton was born in Niagara Falls, New York on August 1, 1959. He is a 1977 graduate of Trott Vocational High School. He entered the United States Army on August 2, 1977. On July 18, 1979, he married his childhood sweetheart, Lorraine Thornton. They have been married for 34 years.
In 1985, he received his call into the ministry and began preaching the gospel. He spent time in training and mentoring for several years and served faithfully in the music and teaching ministries of the church. While in the military, he pastored for several years in Germany and South Korea.
After 20+ years of service, Dr. Betton retired from the military in 1998. In June 1998, he was led by God to begin a ministry in Hinesville, Georgia. He did obey, and since then has pastored the Cathedral of Praise Church Ministries, Inc. with total dedication, much prayer, and doctrinal teaching.
Dr. Betton has earned a BS in Pastoral Care, a M. DIV, and a D. MIN in Christian Counseling from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. His degrees included courses in varying levels of Leadership, Crisis Counseling, Church Growth, Comparative Religions, Gifts and Callings of God and Homiletics. Dr. Betton specializes in areas of Christian Leadership and Crisis Counseling.
In August 2009, Dr. Betton officially organized the Kingdom Fellowship of Interdependent Ministries (KFIM), where he serves as the Founder and Overseer. The Kingdom Fellowship is an interdenominational, non-profit organization established for the purpose of modeling and mentoring church leaders and their ministries to pursue faith in the spirit of excellence.
Dr. Betton has a sincere focus for outreach to the community and emphasizes such to leaders and members of the ministry. He has maintained a focus on foreign missions, prison ministry, street evangelism, and nursing home ministry. Dr. Betton is a visionary, a dynamic leader, and a decisive communicator who has been prepared by God for this appointed time.