Kevin L. Betton, Jr. was born in Niagara Falls, NY on April 22, 1979. He is a 1997 graduate of Fort Meade Senior High School. In October 2002, he enlisted into the US Army and served 17 years as a Religious Affairs Specialist. On September 17, 2019, he was commissioned as a US Army Chaplain in the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Chaplain Betton has been deployed twice to Iraq, serving six months in 2003 and a full year in 2005.
In 2001, he accepted his call into the ministry and began preaching the gospel, receiving his ministerial license in 2004. On June 14, 2007, he was ordained to the office of an Elder in the Kingdom Council of Interdependent Christian Churches and Ministries (KCICCM), headquartered in San Antonio, TX under the anointed leadership of Bishop David Michael Copeland. In 2015, his credentials were transferred under the leadership of his father, Bishop Kevin L. Betton, Sr., the Senior Pastor of the Cathedral of Praise Church Ministries & the Presiding Prelate of the Kingdom Fellowship of Interdependent Ministries in Hinesville, GA.
Elder Betton has dedicated his life to the study of the Word. After several years of study, he graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.94 G.P.A.) from Liberty University, obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Religion in May 2012. Elder Betton continued his education with Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with distinction (3.9 G.P.A.) in May 2015, earning a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in the Chaplaincy. He plans to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in Bible Exposition in the summer of 2023.
In June 2016, Elder Betton founded the Greater Works Discipleship Academy, an online educational teaching platform where Christian disciples can receive seminary-level education and training. He has dedicated his life to continuously fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19) and the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:37) through the intentional education, equipping, and empowering of healthy disciples, leaders, churches, and movements to the ends of the earth until Christ returns, or he dies. Elder Betton is a dynamic man of God who is anointed to make a difference in the world today-- one person at a time.
Discipleship is about knowing what you believe, why you
believe it, how to defend it, and how to share it.
To advance the kingdom of God by making disciple-followers of Jesus the Christ and strengthen the ability of those disciples to produce GREATER WORKS for the kingdom and make disciple-followers of others.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and GREATER WORKS than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12 KJV).
What Occurs In Fullfilling The Mission
The vision of the Greater Works Discipleship Academy is to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 22:37) and the Great Commandment by providing a platform where disciples of Jesus Christ can be educated through quality, in-depth, seminary-level training and development in subjects such theology, church history, homiletics, apologetics and much more. Students of the academy will be equipped with a myriad of resources to further their development as disciples such as books, programs, biblical charts, and presentations which will enhance their understanding of the Bible and Christian doctrine. Furthermore, each student will be empowered to reproduce disciples of Jesus Christ by being trained to share what they have learned with others, spreading the gospel throughout the world. At the end of each course, students will receive a certificate of completion which can be presented to their local church leadership to demonstrate their proficiency in the course subject matter.