WHO IS PASTOR KING?
Pastor Brian Keith King Sr. was born in Washington, DC and raised in the God fearing home of the late Professor Theodore King Sr. and Mother Helen JoAn King.
Pastor King graduated from the prestigious Georgetown Day Preparatory High School in Washington, DC. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Catholic University of America and a Master’s of Science Degree from McDaniel University.
Professionally, Pastor King has served as a certified, licensed educator for over 20 years. He has taught all grade levels from elementary to high school. Currently, he serves as an Assistant Principal in the Prince George’s County Public School System.
Pastor King is a son of the Refreshing Spring Church of God In Christ. In 1968, he was born into the ministry under the late Bishop Archie D. Headen and was introduced to the plan of salvation under his spiritual father, Superintendent James E. Jordan Jr.
Ordained an Elder in 2003, under the late Bishop Sherman S. Howard, Pastor King
assumed many leadership roles at his home church. He served on the Trustee Board, Vice Chair of the Men’s Department, Vice President of the Outreach Ministry, Director of Male Chorus, and faithful member of the Praise Team.
In 2011, Pastor King was appointed as the Youth Pastor of Refreshing Spring. He is credited with the institution of many new outreach initiatives which were birthed and designed for youth to see God “outside the four walls of the church building” and understand the importance of serving others. The cornerstone of his tenure focused on the growth of the bi-monthly Youth Church services where teenagers were active participants in the service and had the opportunity to hear the Word of God delivered in a practical and comprehendible manner. He was often quoted as saying to the youth, “You are not the church of tomorrow; you are the church of today!”
Even as he happily served the Lord at “the Spring”, Pastor King could feel God’s urging to move out into the area of pastoral ministry. He began to seek God for His divine approbation and timing. On January 1, 2013, while attending Watch Night service, Eld. King heard the voice of God echo to him the same promise he gave in Joshua 1:5, “As I was with Moses, also shall I be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Thus, the Lord birthed the Greater Bethesda Church in the heart of this man servant. He is joined in life and in ministry, by his wife of sixteen years, Courtney M. King and his two beloved sons Brian Jr. and Cameron Theodore.
Pastor King’s sincere desire is to please God by living according to his favorite scripture Hebrews 12:14 – “Follow peace with all men and holiness, without which, no man shall see the Lord.”