About Our Pastor And First Lady Benson


William A. Benson
Dr. William A. Benson is the Pastor and Founder of Total Deliverance Worship Center located at 2774 Sweetwater Springs Blvd in the city of Spring Valley, CA.  Dr. Benson is also the CEO of Stepping Higher Inc, a non-profit organization that supports the community in various different avenues from housing the homeless to feeding hundreds of families weekly.  Stepping Higher currently has two crisis homes that house single adults struggling to get back up on their feet.  
Dr. Benson has been employed with the US Government for 28 years and is currently an equipment manager where he oversees a multi-million dollar industry of medical equipment for the U.S Navy.  Dr. Benson is married to Rachelle Y. Benson. Mrs. Benson is the V.P. for Stepping Higher Inc.  Dr. and Mrs. Benson reside in San Diego and are the proud parents of their son William A. Benson Jr. of Sacramento, CA and two daughters Shavonne and Grace Benson  
Dr. Benson was anointed to preach at a young age and accepted his calling in 1997 when he was licensed as a minister by the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.  Dr. Benson was later ordained as an Elder also through the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. 

In 2001, the Lord spoke to Dr. Benson regarding the birth of a new and dynamic ministry thus the onset of Total Deliverance Worship Center.  This ministry is currently located in a complex that has numerous business suites.  In January 2008 a prophecy was given to First Lady Benson for Pastor Benson stating that he would own a village. 
Total Deliverance Worship Center currently occupies 8 office suites in this complex in addition to the 1200 seat beautifully decorated sanctuary.  Within these suites Total Deliverance Worship Center holds Christian education classes and seminars, has a bookstore that specializes in Apostolic teaching and doctrine books, and a child care center fondly known as Total Tots Center.  Since Total Deliverance Worship Center has taken residence in this complex the name has been changed to Sweetwater Village, thus bringing forth the prophecy that was given.  Thousands of souls have been baptized in Jesus name, filled with the Holy Ghost and have moved on into this world to become great and positive citizens through Dr. Benson’s ministry.
Dr. Benson has been well educated and trained under the auspices of great theologians and teachers.  His formal education includes studies in which he has obtained a Bachelors of Science in Theology, a Masters of Divinity, and a Doctorate of Theology.  Dr. Benson teaches and preaches with authority yet with an approach so that all can understand and receive the word of God.
Dr. Benson’s vision is that all people would come and find deliverance through repentance and baptism in the name of Jesus and to become people that are productive in Christ Jesus.

Dr. William Alphonso Benson, CEO

Total Deliverance Worship Center
“Where The Vision Is Made Possible”
2774 Sweetwater Springs Blvd, Spring Valley CA  91977
(619) 670-6208 telephone (619) 660-7394 fax

Academic Preparation:

Ph.D. in Theology, December 25, 2004 Five Fold Ministry Theological University
Masters in Divinity, December 20, 2003 Five Fold Ministry Theological University

Bachelors in Theology, December 20, 2001 University of Grace and Truth


Professional Experience:

Manager, Dept of Navy, Civilian Oct 1981-present
Pastor and Instructor, Total Deliverance Worship Center 2001-present
Christian Counselor, Total Deliverance Worship Center 2001-present
Director and Educator, Stepping Higher Incorporated, 2003-present


Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, 1997-present
Board of Directors, City of Lemon Grove Chamber, CA 2005-2006
Vice President, City of Lemon Grove Chamber, CA 2004-2005
Potters House International Pastoral Alliance, 2002-present


CEO, Pastor and Founder 2001-present Total Deliverance Worship Center
CEO and Director, 2003-present Stepping Higher Incorporated
Vice President, 2004, City of Lemon Grove Chamber, CA


March 2005 Presented by State of CA Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante Commendation Award for outgoing service as Vice President for the Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce

March 2005 Presented by CA State Assembly                                                     Certificate of Recognition for service and dedication as Vice President for the Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce

August 2002 Presented by San Diego State University                                          Community Leadership Award


Dr. Henry L. Johnson, Diocesan BishopPentecostal Assemblies of the World
Dr. Clinton House, Suffragan Bishop, Mountaintop Faith Ministries
Dr. Joseph R. Hall, Suffragan Bishop, Faith Garden of Prayer Church
Dr. Donnie McGriff, District Elder, Christ Temple Apostolic Church
Dr. Robert Douglas. Jacob's Ladder Apostolic Church
Dr. Howard Swancy, Peace Apostolic Church




Rachelle Yvonne Benson 

Evangelist Rachelle Y. Benson is the First Lady of Total Deliverance Worship Center located in Spring Valley, CA. She is an Ordained National Evangelist within the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. Evangelist Benson is a dynamic speaker and travels throughout the Nation speaking, teaching, and preaching the Gospel. She is also the founder of “Women of Valor”, a women’s ministry established in 2004 to support women through counseling, education, and empowerment. Evangelist Benson is married to the love of her life; Pastor William A. Benson and they are the parents of two beautiful girls.

Evangelist Benson is also the Executive Director of a non-profit organization called Stepping Higher, Inc. Under the leadership of her husband and CEO, 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 over 5000 people a month. 

Evangelist Benson is a dedicated professional with over 25 years of experience within the Human Services field. She is experienced in overseeing, directing, managing, and supervising diverse populations and economically challenged individuals.  Evangelist Benson holds a PhD in Biblical Counseling, a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management, and a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science.

Evangelist Rachelle Benson currently sits on the Board of Directors with the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation. This Foundation is dedicated to preparing youth for the future through scholarships and internship opportunities.

Evangelist Benson is honored to be the President of the California Southern District Counsel Missionary and Christian Women’s Auxiliary (CMCWA). Her main goal in life is to please God and to inspire others to live for Christ.  One of her favorite Scriptures: Psalms 37:5 “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”