A Brief Biography of :

Dr. Oscar & Lady Benton

The Mission of Words of Restoration International Ministries C.O.G.I.C. is that of Luke 4:18,19, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19) To preach the acceptable year of the Lord,”  that we may win souls into the kingdom for the glory of God. Our Vision is to provide our partners with an opportunity to be involved in promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as, responding to the social needs of our partners and the community in which we have been privileged to serve.   

Dr. Oscar Benton, Jr., Pastor

Dr.  Benton, answered God’s call to minister the Word at the early age of 14. He is a native of  Gaston County, North Carolina.
Dr. Benton served in the United States Army, while stationed at Fort Ord, California he served as District Evangelist President for the Monterey Peninsula District under Supt. W. McGhee. Later, while stationed in Berlin Germany, he established “Truth Deliverance Evangelistic Center,” where many souls were saved, healed and delivered.
 
Dr. Benton was mentored by the late Bishop Robert Gittens, and the late J.H. Sherman who was the chairman of the Board of Bishops, Church of God In Christ. Dr. Benton was later blessed to be mentored by and serve under California, Northwest Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop W.W. Hamilton, and General Board member (Emeritus), Church of God In Christ; where he served as Assistant Pastor and President of the State Evangelist Department.
 
Dr. Benton was appointed in July 1995 by Bishop A. D. Williams as Pastor of Words of Restoration International Ministries. in Albany, GA and has faithfully served for 23 years. During his tenure of Pastoring, he, established in 2002 the “I-Can Center” that served as a social arm of Words of Restoration church. He also served on the Southwest Georgia Eastern Seal Board.
Dr. Benton has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry, a Master’s Degree in Ministry, a Doctorate Degree in Theological Studies from the Bethany Bible College and Seminary, and a Doctorate Degree in Philosophy from the B.C. Graham Bible College and Seminary.
 
Dr. Benton, serves as District Superintendent of the J.H. Dell District, Administrative Assistant to Bishop O. J. Haney (Emeritus) of Northern Georgia Ecclesiastes Jurisdiction. He also serves as the Expeditor of the O.M. Kelley Institute in the National Holy Convocation, Church of God In Christ. Dr. Benton, serves on the Southeast Georgia Apostolic Counsel; and he serves as a mentor and spiritual counselor as well as spiritual father to many in the ministry in other fields, such as Pakistan, Nigeria, India, Kenya, and Grenada. Additionally, he serves Ambassador for the Kingdom to the C.O.G.I.C. Mission Department for The Republic of Panama.
 
Dr. Benton, is a published author and has written Ten books, “A Spiritual Soldier Fighting God’s Way,” “God Promises Great Reward to the Faithful,” “Evangelism with a Purpose,” “I’m Called, Now What,” and “Lord Help Me Recover My Axehead.” In August 2010, God inspired Dr. Benton to launch his first Christian Magazine entitled “The Apostolic Voice.”
Dr. Benton, for 42  years has preached and conducted revivals, conferences, and seminars throughout the United States and overseas with an active itinerary as an International Evangelist. Many souls have been saved, healed and delivered and testimonies of miracles in men and women’s lives have been witnessed as he allows the Holy Spirit to freely use him.
Dr. Benton, in 2017 was appointed as Chancellor of the B.C. Graham Theological Seminary.
 
Dr. Benton is married to the lovely, Prophetess Dr. Diane Benton, with a blended family of five children, and six jovial grandchildren. Dr. Benton is a Man of God serious about the mandate that God has given him and is committed to “Making Kingdom Impact.” He is continuously striving to “Provide Real Ministry, For Real People, With Real Needs.”

 

First Lady, Prophetess Dr. Diane Benton

As our Leading Lady, Prophetess Benton is a native from Detroit, Michigan and a spiritual daughter in the Church of God In Christ.  Lady Benton works diligently by her husband’s side proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She is the wind beneath Dr. Benton’s wings, with her prayer life and voice of encouragement. Her heart beats to see women everywhere whole, healed, and walking in the purpose of God for their lives. She leads the Women of Purpose Women’s Ministry at W.O.R.I.M. and is a Mighty Prayer Warrior. She is the founder and coordinator of The Prophetic Prayer Conference which convenes annually. Prophetess Benton has worked for the Federal Government for over 25 years working in Human Resources,  Office Management, and Public Affairs (Communications).  Lady Benton has a degree in Communications and has earned her doctorate degree in Ministry, she is currently working on her Doctorate in Counseling/Psychology.  Prophetess Benton’s itinerary is such that she travels the country doing revivals, seminars, and conferences.