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|Bless the Lord,
Oh My Soul,
and all that is within me
Bless His Holy Name!
Living Sanctuary of Faith
Church of God in Christ
701 Belleforte Avenue
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Elder Bennie L. Hampton, Pastor
|Elder Bennie L. Hampton
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord:
and he delighteth in his way.” Psalm 37:23
Elder Bennie L. Hampton was chosen by God to be a servant of the Lord
under the late pastor, Elder Terrance Adams. In 1980 he was "reclaimed
by God" under the ministry of Brother Dan Reason in Massachusetts.
1981 began the spiritual, historical beginnings of Pastor Hampton who was led to Teen
Challenge Training Center, located in Rebensburg, Pennsylvania. After graduating from this
biblical institution, he returned home and joined the Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ under
the leadership of Elder Jerome N. Scott, Jr., and was later appointed to the Deacons Board.
In 1982, Deacon Hampton was called to the ministry under Elder Scott and continued to be faithful,
loyal, devoted and obedient to the leadership of his pastor. Because he cared about saving souls,
Deacon Hampton went to his pastor requesting to start a street ministry.
He was ordained an elder in 1983 by Bishop William Haven Bonner of the 6th Jurisdiction of
Illinois, and appointed District Evangelist for the New Jerusalem District under Superintendent
Jerome N. Scott, Jr.
In 1991 Elder Hampton was called to pastor. He named the church “Living Sanctuary of Faith”.
The last Sunday in December 1991 Pastor Hampton was anointed and blessed by Pastor Scott.
On January 5, 1992, Pastor Hampton had his first service and received a special anointing by the
late Dr. Vernice Dandridge-Jones. Elder Hampton’s first official message was, “The Blood”,
taking his text from Hebrew 10:1-3.
In August 1992 Bishop Cody V. Marshall of the Northern Illinois Jurisdiction officially inducted
Pastor Hampton as a pastor in the Ecclesiastical brotherhood.
God has blessed Living Sanctuary with a hard working, Holy Ghost filled teacher, preacher,
humble, loving, caring helper, and a man of great faith. He is a PRAYER WARRIOR…