Dr. Harold Bennett, PhD

Harold V. Bennett received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Religion and Ethics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

He has published books, commentaries, and several articles on issues in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies and Ethics. His most recent publications are “The Bible and Afrocentric Pentecostal Moral Decision-Making” (Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center Volume 44, Fall 2016/Spring 2017); and “The Hebrew Bible and Black Theology: Fresh Hermeneutical Considerations for Liberation Theologies and Situating the Teachings of Jesus,” in T&T Clark’s Companion to African-American Theology (London: T&T Clark, 2019).

Dr. Harold Bennett was a Scholar in Residence at the Institute for the Global Study of Antisemitism and Policy at St. John’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England. He is a member of the Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue of the United States and the Muslim-Christian Dialogue of America. Dr. Bennett is a member of the Society for Biblical Literature and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He has presented papers and moderated discussions on subjects in Religion and Theology in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Rome, Italy; Vienna, Austria; and Oxford, England.

Dr. Bennett is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God in Christ and is the Ecumenical Officer for the South Central Georgia Jurisdiction COGIC. He is very active on the local, jurisdictional, and national levels in the Church of God in Christ.  

Valerie Bennett, PhD

Valerie Bennett received a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering, from Vanderbilt University and her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology

She joined Morehouse College as an Assistant Professor where she taught Engineering and Physics courses as part of the Dual Degree Engineering Program.  She then joined the faculty at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta where she taught Physics and was one of the founding Coaches of the award winning Robotics Program. She was also awarded the Innovative Teacher award by the Georgia Independent Schools Association. As the Head Coach of the award-winning High School Robotics Team, the team has won several Regional Competitions and has been recognized on the International Level.

She has also served on the Georgia FIRST Robotics Regional Committee in the planning of Regional Events.  In addition, she was Co-Coordinator of the Georgia FIRST Robotics Mentor Advisory Council. She has also worked as the Physics Research Coordinator for the TRIO Program as part of the Upward Bound Initiative. She currently teaches Engineering and serves as one of the Advisors for the Regent's Engineering Transfer Program. 

Valerie has been involved in several ministries in her church where she has coordinated Vacation Bible School and works with the Minister’s Wives.  Other projects include starting a tutorial program, co-organizing a Job Fair, and starting and running a Health and Wellness Programs in her local church. Read More 

Guiding Principles


Pentecost 4 Life understands Holiness as striving for perfection in the spiritual and moral life, by overcoming sinful inclinations, fostering or nurturing righteous attributes, and working to be in complete union with God in this world.


Pentecost 4 Life understands justice as the commitment to effecting society's common good through the study of the Bible and ethical reflection, discussions, and actions about the accumulation and distribution of products, services, benefits, privileges, and rights of human beings in a community of human beings.


Pentecost 4 Life understands compassion as a disposition or attitude that is altruistic. Compassion, often associated with mercy and kindness, is an emotion or temperament that humans demonstrate, which leads an individual to share in the pain and suffering of another person. This attitude moves an individual to engage in acts of beneficence towards other people and demonstrate a concern for the inherent dignity of all human beings.


Pentecost 4 Life understands professionalism as bringing to bear skills, knowledge, instruction, and other competencies required to perform specific tasks and assignments in respective fields adeptly and with credibility. Formal and informal training contribute to professionalism. Competence counts.