Words of Restoration Ministries

Words of Restoration Ministries - 624 Davis Heights Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina

Words Of Restoration Ministries:
From The Beginning

  Founded by Pastor John F. Benton in March 2007. Beginning with a small group of people in the home of Pastor John, for bible study and prayer, Words of restoration was born. In July 2007 The Ministry moved into a store from building for nearly a year, the ministry was in desperate need of more space.

  Anxiously seeking a larger facility for the ever growing ministry became almost impossible. After countless meetings and denials from banks and mortgage companies the chance for a more accommodating building seemed to be out of the question.

  After weeks of fasting, prayer and unshakeable faith, Pastor Tim Setzer with 

Lighthouse Ministries paid Pastor John a visit. Through the instruction of God, Pastor Tim presented Words of Restoration Ministries with his church building and property ans stepped down as Pastor to fulfill his call to Evangelize. Located at 624 Davis Heights Drive in Gastonia, Words of Restoration is a thriving, holy Ghost Filled Ministry.
  With dedicated members and supporters, they successfully serve as a help and assistance ministry for their congregation and community. Led by the anointing of the Holy Ghost and through Pastor John, Words of restoration is soon to become one of the largest Assistance and Christian Education Ministries in Gaston County.

God's Mission In Our Ministry!

Words of Restoration Lighthouse Ministries is called to proclaim the Gospel of Christ and the beliefs of the evangelical Christian faith. To maintain the worship of God, and to inspire in all persons a love for Christ. A passion for righteousness, and a consciousness of their duties to god and their fellow human beings. We pledge our lives to Christ and covenant with each other to demonstrate His Spirit through worship, witnessing, and ministry to the needs of the people of this church and the community. 

  Pastor John Benton, the son of Oscar Benton Sr. and the late Mattie Hall Benton, was born and raised in Stanley, NC. Giving his heart and dedicating his life to the Lord at a very early age, Pastor John began preaching the gospel at the age of 13.

  Pastor John became an Ordained Minster in 1982 through the Assemblies of God. He began working as the Youth Pastor at his home church, Revival tabernacle in Stanley as well as Ranlo church of god and Centerview Baptist Church in Belmont and fulfilled position of evangelism Director of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Mount Holly. in addition to his call to preach and teach the gospel, Pastor John has served as a Choir Director and Song Leader and has ministered in music in churches all over north and south Carolina.

  After years of serving as Co-Pastor and Interim Pastor for area churches, he was lead to begin his own ministry. In 2007, Words of Restoration Ministries was birth. 

  Pastor John faithfully serves as Pastor of Words of Restoration Ministries in Gastonia, NC. He follows the direction of our Lord Jesus Christ and through love, faithfulness and the wonderful grace of God he strives to have one of the largest help and educational ministries in Gaston County.

  Pastor John has dedicated his life to be a servant, a soldier and a leader for Jesus Christ.

Preach, Preacher!

"If You Can Survive The Process, Progress is Gauranteed!"

Apostle John F. Benton

  No One could Lead WORM Church unto the Holy of Holy's like  Apostle John F. Benton! The Video to the left and the Audio below is just a sample of what God is doing through this Might Man of God!

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Be Sure To Join Us For Service!

Words of Restoration Ministries

624 Davis Heights Drive,

Gastonia, NC 28052

Regular Service Times


Sunday School

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday Evening Church

Wednesday Night Bible Study



10 AM

11 AM

 6  PM

 7  PM

624 Davis Heights Drive, Gastonia NC

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