Dr. William H. Bennett II is the Founding and Senior Pastor of the Good Success Christian Church & Ministries (GSCCM) in Washington, D.C. He is a native Washingtonian who graduated from the public schools of D.C. He graduated from the Howard University School of Business and Public Administration as President of the graduating class for the School of Business, after which he went to work in the corporate world in Boston, Massachusetts.
Upon accepting his call to the ministry in 1984 he entered the Howard University School of Divinity. While pursing his Master of Divinity Degree, Dr. Bennett served as a Youth Minister at Berean Baptist Church and Galilee Baptist Church. He was ordained, in 1987, by the Galilee Baptist Church and went on to serve as the Pastor of Stewardship at Concord Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. He received the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees from the Howard University School of Divinity. His educational accomplishments also include completing the Harvard University Leadership Development Institute.
Dr. Bennett served as the Assistant Pastor at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. He was the Senior Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Deanwood in D.C., for eight years, prior to organizing the Good Success Christian Church & Ministries. His ministry career also includes service as the Director for Economic Development for the Progressive National Baptist Convention; Organizer for the Industrial Areas Foundation; and, Director of the District of Columbia Mayor's Office of Religious Affairs.
On June 3, 2001 Good Success Christian Church & Ministries was launched. Since that time, Good Success has been about the deliverance and empowering mission of changing lives and communities by "Creating Kingdom Citizens through Worship, Evangelism, Discipleship, Fellowship and Ministry, who achieve Godly Success in their Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness and Future, and in every dimension of their lives." Dr. Bennett has an unrelenting passion to challenge and eliminate the constraints placed on God's awesomeness, by man-made traditional religious philosophies and practices, so that the Kingdom of God may be advanced in the earth realm. In his quest to "take God out of the box" and to fulfill God's "Great Commission" to His Church, Pastor Bennett insist that his flock reach the lost, at all cost, through consistent evangelism. A distinguishing characteristic of Good Success is that the Church has been faithful to its commitment to fulfill the "Great Commission." We are eternally grateful for the lives and families that we have seen restored through the saving grace and transforming power of Jesus Christ.
He is married to Dr. Michele Coleman-Bennett who serves by his side as pastor. They have two anointed children: an 11 year-old son, William H. Bennett III- AKA "Jaleel," and a 8 year-old daughter, Jaday Yvette.
Pastors Bill & Michele Bennett