Biography of Bishop William A. Benson

Dr. William A. Benson is the Pastor and Founder of Total Deliverance Worship Center located in Spring Valley, Ca. He is an Ordained Elder within the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. On January 1, 2015 he was appointed by Diocesan Bishop Donnie N. McGriff and elevated to the honorable Suffragan Bishop of Region #1 and appointed the first Council Chairman of the Southern California District Council (SCDC). Dr. Benson is a dynamic speaker and travels throughout the nation teaching and preaching the Gospel. He is also the founder of “Men of Valor”, a men’s ministry established in 2004 to support men through counseling, education, and empowerment. Dr. Benson is married to the love of his life; Dr. Rachelle Y. Benson and they are the parents of one son and two daughters.

One Thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life…

Dr. William A. Benson is the CEO of Stepping Higher, Inc. This organization was developed with the understanding that the church should be the heartbeat of every community. Stepping Higher, Inc. serves as a beacon within the community of San Diego by offering a variety of services, such as: professional counseling, emergency housing, drug and alcohol license treatment facility, children’s and women’s home, court ordered classes, wellness and fitness classes, nutritional education, and a food distribution program that feeds thousands of individual each month.

Dr. William A. Benson was born in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the University of Grace and Truth, a Master of Divinity degree from the Five Fold Theological Seminary, a Doctorial Degree in Divinity from the Five Fold Theological Seminary, an extension of San Diego State University, a Ph.D. from the California University of Theology, and a Ph.D. from Aenon Bible College. He has received numerous accommodations in his 29 year career with the Federal Government in his role overseeing a staff of 237 with a $6M plus budget.

Dr. William A. Benson has become a leader in his local community and currently holds the seat of President of Pastors on Point of San Diego; an organization comprised of outstanding Pastors in the City of San Diego who work together in creating a better quality of life for their community and congregants. He has been appointed by the Mayor to sit on the faith-based advisory board for City of San Diego. Dr. Benson is also the author of a book entitled “Ingredients for the Blended Family”.

On October 19, 2013, Dr. William A. Benson and Dr. Rachelle Y. Benson fulfilled another dream of theirs which was to open up a bible based University. American College & Theological Seminary International University (ACTS-IU) offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees within multiple areas of study.

Dr. William A. Benson’s desire is to retire with his right mind and good health and to hear God say, “well done thy good and faithful servant’ before he enters into the gate. He believes with all his heart;

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”


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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1698,
Spring Valley, CA 91979
Phone: (619) 670-6208

Church Address

2774 Sweetwater Springs Blvd.
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Service Times
8:00 am Sunday Morning
10:45 am Sunday Morning
7:00 pm Wednesday Night