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Deacon Andrew Williams

Deacon Andrew Williams was born on July 16, 1987, to his mother and father Cecelia and Everette Williams.  He is married to Evangelist DeKisha Williams and father to Brooklynn Williams.  Deacon Williams was raised in the church, but it wasn’t until he was 15 years old that he had his first personal experience with God.  But even after a personal touch from…

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Pastor Jesse L. Richardson

Senior Pastor Jesse L. Richardson is the proud Senior Pastor of the historical Bethesda New Life Gospel Church located at 750 Bishop Iola B. Cunningham Way, N.E., Washington, D.C.  In 1997, Senior Pastor Richardson joined Bethesda New Life Gospel church under the leadership of Bishop Iola B. Cunningham.  Through the years, he served as Trustee, Deacon, Advisory Board Member and Ministerial Staff. …

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Reverend DeJuana Grant

Reverend DeJuana Grant is honored and give GOD the glory for the opportunity to serve HIS people as the Assistant Pastor of the historical Bethesda New Life Gospel Church, founded by Bishop Cunningham. She was an example of a vitreous woman and true disciple who unselfishly, under the unction of the Holy Spirit installed Senior Pastor Jesse L. Richardson,…

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Reverend Daffney Archer

Reverend Daffney Archer serves as the Executive Pastor of the historical Bethesda New Life Gospel Church under the awesome leadership of Reverend Jesse L. Richardson, Jr., Senior Pastor.  She is a third generation preacher and teacher with a heart to inspire the people of God to be fully committed to the Word of God. On June 22, 2003, Reverend Archer…

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Reverend DeKisha Williams

Reverend DeKisha Williams is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and a friend to many; but her most important relationship is being a child of the Most High God.  Like many others, despite the values her mother instilled in her at a young age, she decided she would try and do things on her own.  No matter how hard she…

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Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible to be, not man’s account of his efforts to find God, but rather an account of God’s effort to reveal himself for man. We believe that the Holy Bible was written by man; divinely inspired by God, influenced by the Holy Spirit, and that scriptures both old and new testaments contain all things necessary to salvation.