Tony B Bennett has spent the last 14 years serving as a lay minister and putting in over 12,000 hours of personal Scripture study and research yet he believes he is just scratching the surface of his walk in our Messiah. He is here at CLI to get a Bachelors of Chaplaincy degree and become an ordained Chaplain in hopes to help open up more opportunities according to his calling and election.
Though he attended church as a child through the age to about 13 yrs old his journey did not start until he was about 24 yrs old. One day that restoration came about, not within the four walls of the church but outside of it, a heavy conviction laid in his heart in which he fell onto his knees in the kitchen and ever since then he has been a walking intentionally and purposely for the Messiah!
CLI ministry training will allow him to be able to provide a much needed service as a Chaplain i.e. hospitals, VA clinics, and other institutions that are in need of a Chaplain. He got ordained as a Commissioned Minister with CLI and has his Diploma of Divinity with CLI as well!
All this training will allow him to do what he has been called to do which is to serve as a spiritual care provider as well as guide and mentor of the gospel. He hopes to plant a Congregation and minister training center in the very near future.
He looking forward to mentoring other CLI students as they are studying at CLI!