Our Pastor & First Lady
Elder Tyrone Pearson is the Sr. Pastor of Bethany Church of God in Christ. He was born & raised in Los Angeles, CA and faithfully served as an Usher, Deacon, Head of Finance, and Assistant Pastor until he was installed as Sr. Pastor of Bethany Church on January 19, 2014. He graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a B.S. Accounting degree and works as a Sr. Financial Analyst for a top real estate company. He also serves as the CFO of California New Journey Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop John Mark Richardson. Pastor Pearson preaches and teaches the word of God with Holy Ghost power and authority. He has the heart of a servant leader. His mission is to teach believers how to live by God's word, follow the Spirit's lead and fulfill their God-given purpose in the earth.
In 2004, he married the love of his life, Lakia Pearson and to their union they have two beautiful children. Lady Pearson was born in Compton, CA and accepted the call to ministry at the age of 16. She graduated from the University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is an anointed Speaker, Teacher, Worship Leader, CEO and Author of "It's Time to Arise". Lady Pearson leads the Women's Ministry with mercy and truth. She hosts monthly gatherings and classes to equip and activate the women in prophetic intercession, healing and deliverance ministry at home and abroad.
As a family they pray together, serve together, provide spiritual counsel and share the gospel of Jesus Christ wholeheartedly. They endeavor to help individuals, married couples and families grow spiritually, naturally and use their spiritual gifts to advance the Kingdom of God.
Bethany Church of God in Christ was founded by Bishop Ivor Rowe in December 1954. He was succeeded by Dr. James W. Grandy who served as Pastor for 26 years until God called him home. In January 2014, Elder Tyrone Pearson was installed as Sr. Pastor of Bethany Church. This ministry has always been a beacon of light in our community. With the vision of God always before us, we are called to minister healing, deliverance and equip believers to do the works of Jesus with the fire of the Holy Ghost.
Elder Tyrone E. Pearson, Sr. Pastor
First Lady Lakia Pearson, Women's Ministry/Worship Leader
Elder Mark Betson, Assistant Pastor/Missions
Elder James Borden, Associate Minister
Elder Chester, Associate Minister
Elder Allen Austin, Youth President
Missionary Verna Pearson, Church Mother
Missy. Lucy Arceneaux, Evangelism Chair
Deacon Stanley Singleton, Head Deacon
Bro. Jerry Sadler, Minister of Music
Sis. Dorothy Archie, Pastor's Aide President
Sis. Gloria Hayes, Prayer & Bible Band Chair
Sis. Salami - Missions Co-Chair
Sis. Keilani Grandy, Special Projects
Sis. Brenda Sadler, Hospitality Chair
Sis. Teresa Jones, Children's Ministry
Bro. Frank Turner - Church Janitor
Sis. Marquia Betson - Sunday School Secretary