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Elder Betty W. Temple

Elder Betty W. Temple is a member of Shekinah  Kingdom Church located in Chesapeake, Virginia. This Prayer Warrior is a very active member of her church and contributes significantly to the Kingdom of God.

Elder Temple is a native of Virginia and currently resides in the City of Virginia Beach. She was educated in the Portsmouth school system and graduated from Norfolk State University with a degree in Sociology. Elder Temple has been working in the field of social work, counseling and case managing for over twenty five years. Currently, she is retired and serving the Lord through various avenues.

In addition, she develops educational programs and activities to be implemented as services and training for youth and adults. Elder Temple believes in giving back to the community and can often be found engaged in public service activities.

She is known as a woman of prayer and is often called "Prayer Warrior" and "General". Over the years she has conducted workshops on Intercession for churches in the cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, and Ivor.

Elder Temple accepted her call to the ministry in 2006 and began her ministerial training while at First Pentecostal United Holy Church. She received her ministerial license in 2008 and was ordained as an Elder in 2009.

During her ministry years, she has implemented several monthly youth group trainings called "Unique Expressions". This program teaches biblical truths, and principles, and how to apply them to daily living. In addition, she assist with other activities to include a summer youth literacy program for elementary students, and a women's shelter support group. Elder Temple has been the speaker at several retreats, luncheons, and conferences. Her past service includes teaching New Member's Class, heading the New Member's Outreach Ministry, implementing a weekly marketplace prayer group for many years, hosting a monthly women's group, and implementing a weekly prayer call.

Aside from being an illustrative preacher and CEO of P.R.I.E.S.T. International Ministries, she is actively involved as an Elder and member in her church. At Shekinah, she is a member of the Elder's Council, serves as a teacher for New Partners' Class, and serves as support to other church functions. Elder Temple has also implemented a weekly intercessory prayer call, conducted monthly education, and training sessions for "Kingdom Kommanders", Shekinah's Prayer Warriors. She has also served as Trustee, Cell Group Leader, and Evangelism Team participant.

Elder Temple as CEO of P.R.I.E.S.T. International Ministries, believes in utilizing her gifts, walking in her calling, investing in the lives of others, and contributing to the Body of Christ. Her creativity is displayed in her illustrated sermons, and as she develops and implements various outreach activities, workshops, and trainings, for youth and adults.

She has hosted eleven conferences in the Tidewater and Northern Virginia areas. Elder Temple has also hosted a monthly women's group, and conference, along with prayer conference calls.

In 2020 the ministry, along with the nation, was challenged by the Covid-19 pandemic and required a new strategy. The desire to continue encouraging and investing in the lives of others called for something different. The ministry initially needed an event that would keep all participants safe. The event "Praying with the Wind and the Waves" was then implemented as an early morning pray on the beach.

Currently, she hosts a weekly partners' prayer, a Wednesday Noonday prayer on Zoom, along with a monthly (first Monday of the month) evening prayer at 9:00pm on Zoom. Educational classes are also offered at various intervals.

The ministry is now undertaking its greatest assignment, purpose, and legacy. It is in the process of researching, developing and preparing to start a school. This Bible based educational school will be designed to be a support to the Church and God's Kingdom.

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