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Cynthia Moya Newman born September 26, 1955 is the co-founder of El Bethel Church and the wife of Bishop Gregory W. Newman.

El Bethel  is the largest apostolic assembly in the metro Phoenix area that's served the community over 40 years. In-person and online, audiences and viewers tune-in weekly to watch Cynthia’s spirited closing address or you'll find the community lining up at her outreach program Seed of Hope feeding and clothing those in need.

 

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Cynthia grew up in a single family Christian home with her four sisters and

God-fearing mother, Maria Jaime-Moya. The family lived directly across the street and attended First Pentecostal Church when young Cynthia was just 6 years old.  She spent her formative years serving in capacities such as; Christian education secretary, ministers’ wives administrative assistant, vacation bible school teacher, church bulletin editor, young people's union member, and of course singing in the choir.

Cynthia met her husband Gregory W. Newman in 1968 when he joined her church.  She was in the 8th Grade and young Gregory was in the 10th. They were knit together in holy matrimony in June1973 and have 3 children;  Nicole, GreGory, and Isaac and three grandchildren; Ariana, Nicholas, and Noelle. Her high academic ability led her to pursuea career as a psychologist, however after a traumatic life-changing accident with one of her children, Cynthia shelved her academic pursuits and vowed to dedicate her life's work to raising her children. Ironically her love and study of medicine continued and people often seek her advice which has proven to be their best course of action. During hospital visits Cynthia's knowledge and questions often lead to doctors and nurses asking for her credentials.

 

Her husband's divine call to start a ministry (El Bethel Church) in 1981 also changed the trajectory of her life when his cleric career elevated him to Diocesan Bishop of the 15th Episcopal District Mountain States Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. where together they've served some 20 years in leadership. The oldest oneness Pentecostal organization in existence, their district consists of Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. Cynthia served the Missionary & Christian Women’s Auxiliary as President for an unprecedented 10 years, and now as her husband is slated to retire in August 2022, Cynthia will also retire as the longest standing Minister’s Wives’ & Widow’s Auxiliary President of 21 years.

 

In addition to her retirement as well from numerous administrative and board duties, "Elect Lady or First Lady"

a name affectionately given to her by the parishioners of the church will now focus on her new charity

Tinny'z Kickz4Kidz. After the passing of her mother and sister who both underwent leg amputations,

Cynthia will now celebrate their precious time here on earth with a charity collecting shoes that are

gifted to children; especially amputees with a need for one shoe.

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