Suffragan Bishop Gentry Richardson, Sr.

Bethlehem Temple has truly been blessed of the Lord to have had an extraordinary pastor, leader and champion for seventeen years. Prior to becoming pastor he served as the assistant pastor for forty three years to his father in the gospel, the late Bishop William Smith, Founding Pastor. Suffragan Bishop Richardson led the congregation with genuine love, Godly temperament, grace, great faith, wisdom, strong anointing and his great leadership abilities. The late Lady Mary Richardson perfectly complimented his ministry as she stood beside him in every endeavor.

In August 2014 Bishop Richardson and Dr. Ruth Aaron were united in holy matrimony.