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Apostle Charles E. Williams, Pastor
 
Charles Edward Bryant Williams was born May 1, 1950, in Hartford, Alabama. He was a studious young man. His earliest education was with the Geneva County School system for the first 10 grade years. Due to the hardship of depressed economic times, his family moved to Lakeland, Florida in hopes of a chance for a better life. He was hired at Publix Supermarkets and enrolled into Rochelle High school, where he met Frances Lucille Shaw. He graduated high school in 1968 and was the valedictorian of his class. A week later he enlisted in the United States Army. He was trained as an Army Combat Medic in San Antonio, Texas, and served in the Vietnam War for one year.  Upon his return to the United States he was in charge of Tuttle emergency room in Savannah, Georgia, until his honorable discharge from in 1971. In 1973 he began driving trucks for Publix until 1989, at which time he went to Wal-Mart.  At Wal-Mart he served on the hiring committee; the Hurricane Relief committee; he served as Chaplain; and was recognized as Employee of the Century.
 
In 1977 he accepted Christ Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior.  He became Pastor six months later, where he began to pastor Bethel Gospel Tabernacle, after Elder Peter Wholuba went to Africa. While Pastoring Apostle Williams attended Southeastern Bible College ( now Southeastern University). Under his shepherding the church has grown exponentially. Pastor Williams has ministered faithfully to the local and extended body of Christ and served as the Presiding Elder of the Southern District of the United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God for 26 years, giving him oversight of churches in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. He has preached throughout the United States and other countries including Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbados. In 2015, he was confirmed as an Apostle by the United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God.
 
No matter where Pastor Williams goes, the Word is the same. His dedication and passion for obeying God has led to his motto to “get on board, get out of the way, or get run over”.  His favorite Scripture is 1 Corinthians  15:58 “Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast unmovable always abounding in the work of the LORD for as much as ye know your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

 

His wife, Lady Frances Williams serves faithfully alongside her husband in ministry.
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Elder Peter H. Wholuba, Founder
Peter H. Wholuba was born in a village called Boniken of the Yambo tribe in Liberia, West Africa.  He received the Lord in 1965 and was baptized in the Holy Spirit February 25, 1966 during a revival service at the mission station in Boniken. Reverend Wholuba worked with the missionaries from 1961 to 1968 and was brought to the United States by the UPCAG Youth Congress. He graduated from Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School in Long Island, New York. Immediately following graduation, he attended Long Island Bible Institute and later transferred to Southeastern Bible College in Lakeland, Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology in 1975. Reverend Wholuba met his wife in October of 1975 and later married in February 1976. Together, he and his wife Barbara started Bethel Gospel Tabernacle in 1977. In 1978 he, his wife, and his first-born served in the mission field for nine months. In 1988, he pioneered Calvary Gospel Tabernacle in Plant City, Florida. He currently serves as the State Elder of Florida in the Southern District New Covenant Fellowship UPCAG, Inc. and as the Education Director at Bethel Gospel Tabernacle. Elder Wholuba’s wife and children also serve faithfully at BGT.
 
crumbley_edited backgroundMinister Mark Crumbley, Assistant Pastor
Mark Crumbley has been saved for over 25 years. As a member of Bethel, Minister Crumbley served in various areas of ministry: Deacon, Young Adult Sunday School Teacher, and Assistant leader of the Men’s Ministry.  Minister Crumbley currently serves as the Assistant Pastor. He has a passion for encouraging people to strive and succeed within their God given purpose and destiny. Minister Crumbley’s wife, Debbie Crumbley, also serves faithfully at BGT along with his mother. 
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Minister Milton Brown, Associate Pastor

Milton Anthony Brown was born August 25, 1961 in Kingston Jamaica to parents Gloria Smith and Keith Brown.  On December 28, 1985 he married Karen Murray and two years later moved to the United States on November 21, 1987.  In 1998 Milton brown surrendered his life to Christ. He and his wife have been happily married for over 30 years. Together they have five children. Minister Brown continues to work for Mosaic Phosphates and serves as the Associate Pastor of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle. Minister Brown’s wife Karen Brown also serves faithfully at BGT.