Dr. Oscar Benton, Jr., Th.D, Ph.D
Chancellor, K.L.G.T.S.
Dr. Oscar Benton, Jr. answered God’s call to minister the Word at the early age of 14. He preached his initial sermon on October 24, 1976 in 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 22 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 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 has served as liaison 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 41 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 is the Founder of Kingdom Life Global Theological Seminary,
Dr. Benton is married to the lovely, Prophetess Diane Benton, with a blended family of five children, and five 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.”