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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. 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. As the longest serving holder of the office of MSC

Diocesan Bishop, some 20 years later Bishop Newman celebrated the elevation to Bishop

Emeritus at the PAW National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri 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 ministers

seeking to expand their knowledge 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 Yours To 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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