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Bishop Gregory W. Newman (born 1953) is an American Pentecostal preacher and founder of El Bethel Church, the largest apostolic church in the West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. Giving his life to Christ at the tender age of 15, it was the summer of 1981 at just 28 years old he started his own church with humble beginnings. Being the visionary that he is, the church went from a rented school auditorium, a shared facility, to erecting three buildings where the church prospered under his leadership.  Over 40 years later at the Grand Opening of his 4th edifice slated to be completed late 2022, El Bethel will become Hope Assembly and Bishop Newman will officially retire from pastoring passing the torch  to his eldest son

Dr. GreGory W. Newman II.


A member of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. since 1968, Bishop Newman went from Minister, Elder, District Elder, Suffragan Bishop, to the elevation of Diocesan Bishop in 2002 in Washington, DC of the 15th Episcopal District Mountain States Council, overseeing churches in Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.  After 20 years of service, Bishop Newman will also retire as Diocesan and celebrate the elevation to Bishop Emeritus in St. Louis, MO August 2022.


He has served  locally and nationally as:


PAW Inc. National Church Beautification Chair

PAW Inc. Executive Bishops Council

PAW Inc. Judiciary Committee Chairman

Mountain States Council Chairman

Moutain States Council PYPU Advisory Board

Mountain States Council Executive Staff Member

Arizona State Fellowship of Churches Chairman

Phoenix City Fellowship of Churches Chairman

and Aenon Bible College Board of Directors


Although Bishop Newman will be retiring from the pastorate, his ministry will continue with

in-depth studies of the Word of God as he rolls out his new venture "Insights". Insights monthly

online round-tables will be geared toward upcoming pastors seeking to learn from veteran leaders

with intuitive discussions of biblical perspectives.


Bishop Newman will also continue to write books as he has already authored four best-sellers:

Timeless Promises YoursTo Claim, The Rise and Fall of Azusa, Creation, and The Anthology

of Communion.


Bishop Gregory and Lady Cynthia his wife and founder of Tinnyz Kickz for Kids children's and

amputees shoe charity, were united in marriage on June 9, 1973. Their union has been blessed

by three incredibly talented children: Nicole Newman, Director of O-Live! Theatre and President

of Church Stars TV Network, Dr. Gregory W. Newman II, former CEO of GCNGI, Inc. Millinery based

in London, UK and Pastor Elect of Hope Assembly, and Isaac Newman, a nationally recognized

Worship Facilities Expert Audio Engineer.


Bishop Newman has also been blessed with three amazing grandchildren: Ariana Elizabeth,

Nicholas Colvi and Noelle Liv.

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