District Elder Gentry Richardson, Jr. acknowledged and accepted his call to the ministry in 1995 and was ordained as an Elder with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World in 2001. For over ten years District Elder Gentry Richardson, Jr. labored faithfully alongside his father, Suffragan Bishop Gentry Richardson, Sr., as Youth and Assistant Pastor; as well as under the leadership of the late, great Bishop William Smith as a gifted and anointed organist for Bethlehem Temple Church.
In a quest to better understand God’s Word, Elder Richardson enrolled in Aenon Bible College and Ministerial Training Institute where he received a Bachelor of Biblical Studies
After serving God’s people in various capacities of leadership, on July 14, 2013 he received the mantle to lead Bethlehem Temple Church, with the help of the Lord, to another level. Since his elevation to Pastor, his anointed and dynamic messages have touched many lives. Many souls have been baptized and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost, as well as numerous souls returning to the Lord. His vison for BTC continues to expand in more specialized programs to assist the elderly and home bound saints, as well as the youth.
In January 2015 Pastor Richardson was elevated and consecrated as District Elder by Bishop Robert Douglas at the Central California District Council. In this position, he currently oversees the interactions of four churches in District #10, Region #1.
Pastor Gentry and Lady Denise have been blessed with two wonderful sons, Gentry, III (Trey) and Brandon, one beautiful daughter in love, Devin, and a granddaughter, Giani