The Sinkor United Pentecostal Church Pastor’s Profile – Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Y. Benda

Rev. Dr. Stephen T.Y. Benda was born Sunday, March 4, 1962 unto the union of Mr. & Mrs. Benda in the town of Gbarnga, Gborketa, Lower Lofa County.
He is the last child of a family of ten (10) children. He is 5ā€™8, married with two children, a devoted Christian and in excellent health.
He is presently catering to the needs of a large congregation of about 1000 persons at the Sinkor United Pentecostal Church in Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia.
EDUCATION
Rev. Dr. Benda started his kindergarten education in 1973 at the Gungbeta Public School in Lower Lofa County.
At the Gungbeta Public School he received double promotion from kg-I to the 1st Grade and later from the 1st Grade the very year he entered school
Rev. Dr. Benda later enrolled at the Belle Yella Public School in Lower Lofa County in the year 1977.
Where he completed the 6th to 8th Grades education. In 1979, Rev. Dr. Benda traveled to Monrovia, and enrolled at the G.W. Gibson Junior High School where he completed his junior High education.
From 1980 to 1981, Rev. Dr. Benda enrolled at the Haywood Mission School where he completed the 10th and 11th Grades. In 1986, Rev. Dr. Benda again left Monrovia, for Grand Bassa County and enrolled at the R.C. Lawson Mission School.
He graduated at the top of his class and also took first place in the West African Examination Council WAEC) exams in 1986
Still not satisfied, Rev. Dr. Benda enrolled at the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) Accelerated Vocational Training Program in Kakata, Margibi County where he completed a one- year studies of Secretarial Science at the top of his class.
In 1988, Rev. Dr. Benda had an opportunity to enroll at the Bethel Christian College where he completed two years of external degree study in theology.
He later entered the Maranatha College of theology in Monrovia in 1996 where he completed theological studies in 1999 and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Sacred Theology.

Still not pleased with his level of education, Rev. Dr. Benda was again fortunate to obtain enrollment at the Cypress Bible College in Texas, USA in 2000. Here, he completed theology studies and graduated in 2001 with a Master Degree in Theology.

Still not satisfied, Rev. Dr. Benda again enrolled at the same college for further studies in 2002.

Rev. Dr. Benda is also computer literate. In 2004 he received a certificate in Computer Science from the Computer Lab International School as an operator.

On February 15, 2006, a Doctorate of Theology degree was conferred on Rev. Dr. Benda from the Cypress Bible College in Texas, USA, where he had enrolled in early 2002.
This man of God, according to our religious sources, is indeed making the difference.
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