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Bishop Darlingston Johnson, Senior Pastor

Bishop Darlingston G. Johnson, D.Min., D.D., is the Presiding Bishop of Bethel World Outreach Ministries International, a global organization which has planted more than 200 churches schools, and ministries in over 25 nations located in Africa, North America, Europe, Australia and South America. He is also the Founder and Senior Pastor of Bethel World Outreach Church—City of Hope in Olney, Maryland, a multicultural congregation of 2,500 members from over 45 nations.

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Pastor Chrys Johnson, Senior Pastor

Pastor Chrys Johnson is the Co-founder and Pastor of Bethel World Outreach Church—City of Hope. Pastor Chrys is passionate about seeing healthy, strong, Christ-centered families fulfilling their purpose in the earth. She leads the Family Ministry—Couple’s Ministry, Children’s Ministry and oversees the preparation of engaged couples for marriage. She travels often with her husband both nationally and internationally to minister.


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Pastor Craig Whisnand, Executive Pastor

Pastor Craig Whisnand is the Executive Director of Administration at Bethel World Outreach Church—City of Hope. He oversees all aspect of church operations, Administrative Staff, Pastoral Staff, and Ministry Workers. Pastor Craig brings to Bethel nearly 30 years of corporate experience in various roles in the areas of administration, leadership and encouragement. He has served in the ministry for more than 30 years in full-time and bi-vocational roles as Minister of Youth, Education, Discipleship, Church Administrator, and Worship Pastor.