Bethesda New Life Gospel Church - Pastor
Senior Pastor Jesse L. Richardson, Jr.

Senior Pastor Jesse L. Richardson is the proud Senior Pastor of the historical Bethesda New Life Gospel Church located at 750 Bishop Iola B. Cunningham Way, N.E., Washington, D.C.  In 1997 Jesse joined Bethesda New Life Gospel church under the leadership of Bishop Iola B. Cunningham, through the years he served as Trustee, Deacon, Advisory Board Member and Ministerial Staff.  In 2006 Jesse served as assistant to Bishop Cunningham and installed as Pastor August 2012.

Senior Pastor Richardson believes in the community where the Lord has planted him.  He serves on the Friends of Kenilworth Parkside Board of Trustees, he is a faithful member of the Eastland Garden Civic Association, a founding Advisory Board member of the Family Strengthening Collaborative, a member of the Board of Ministers of the Redeeming Love Ministries, works very closely with the ANC’s of Ward 7 and a member of the Ward 7 Ministers’ Council. 
Senior Pastor Richardson is working hard and striving towards his goal to obtain his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology.  He is currently studying at Trinity College of the Bible & Theological Seminary.Pastor Richardson has a passion for empowering the saints of God and encouraging them to mature, study and live the word of God that it may be well with them in all areas of their earthly journey.
Pastor Elect Jesse L. Richardson and Family after installation service