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 Senior Pastor Richardson 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, Senior Pastor Richardson served as Assistant to Bishop Cunningham and installed as Pastor August 2012.

Senior Pastor Richardson serves 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.  Senior 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.
Senior Pastor Jesse L. Richardson, Jr., and Family after installation service