Bishop Elroy Benn has been an ordained minister for over forty-five years. He was first ordained as a Pastor in 1988, elevated to an Overseer in 2000, Bishop-designate in 2004, consecrated as Bishop 2005, and further elevated as a Prelate, Deliverance Jesus Is Coming Fellowship of Churches in 2021. He has been married for forty-three (43) years to his wife Delores, and together they have produced three children who have blessed them with ten grandchildren.
Bishop Elroy Benn pursued academic training in Trinidad, W.I, where he obtained his General Certificate of Education, and then at Essex County College, New Jersey, where he received his Associates Degree in Social Science. He received his initial theological training from New Testament Bible Institute, Trinidad, graduating with a Diploma in Theology. As a result of further studies, he obtained Bachelor of Theology Degrees from Jameson Christian College and Orlando Bible College, and a Master of Theology Degree from Orlando Bible College. In 2005, Bishop Benn was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Jameson Christian College. Bishop Benn has also received several awards and recognitions from various religious and social organizations.
Bishop Elroy Benn officiates as Pastor and Spiritual Leader of Deliverance Christian Fellowship Church, Newark NJ and Monroe, NC. He serves as Prelate of Deliverance Jesus Is Coming Fellowship of Churches giving oversight and spiritual covering to twenty-three churches and ministries. For years he served as a Chaplin and member of the Newark Police Clergy Alliance, and now serves as a Volunteer Christian Worker in the Life Skills Program at the Union County Jail, Monroe under the Safer Communities Ministry.
Bishop Elroy Benn has conducted lectures, workshops and crusades in the United States, Canada, Kenya, Ghana, and the Caribbean impacting lives for the cause of Christ. His love for God and humanity propels him to give unselfish, dedicated, and sacrificial service to his fellowmen. He is a Certified Temperament Counselor and member of the National Christian Counselors Association, and a Certified Mediator. The scripture verse that motivates and challenges his life is John 4:34 “My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me and to finish His work.”
Bishop Elroy Benn is the President of Deliverance Holistic Care Program, a Community Development Corporation that seeks to enhance the quality of life within the community through their life skills, basic skills, mentoring and family enrichment programs. He continues to seek the favor and anointing of the Holy Spirit for the birthing of souls into God’s Kingdom, the empowering of believers to fulfill their God ordained purpose and destiny, the equipping of families to establish strong cohesive relationships, and the motivating of individuals to maximize their God given potential. Indeed, Bishop Elroy Benn is an anointed man of God and faithful ambassador for Jesus Christ.