A native of Meridian, Mississippi, Eunesa Benoman was born the oldest and only girl child to Amergean Benoman. Educated in the public school system, she went on to graduate from Alcorn State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics.

In June of 1994, Min. Benoman left family and home to relocate to the Maryland area to work for the Federal Government. While working for the Federal Government, she re-entered the world of academia to receive a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science for The Johns Hopkins University.

Just three months after making Maryland her home, Min. Benoman gave her life to the Lord in September 1994.

She joined the church family at Highview Park Christian Academy (now Highview Christian Fellowship) in May 1995 under the pastorate of Elder James A. Reid. Shortly after becoming a part of this “blue collar” ministry, she began singing with the mass choir while serving as both an usher and a teen counselor.

Under the leadership and tutelage of Pastor Phillip Thomas, Min. Benoman was appointed choir director and was eventually elevated to the position of Director of Music Ministry. With a heartfelt desire to learn all she could about the Lord, Min. Benoman joined the church’s newly established Ministers’ Development Institute (MDI). It was during this training program that she recognized and acknowledged the call of God on her life. After successful completion of the year-long MDI program, she offered her initial sermon and was licensed to the ministry of Highview Park Christian Assembly.

While continuing to do the work of the music ministry, Min. Benoman began to emerge in the preaching and teaching ministry, earning the trust and confidence of her pastor. In September of 2004, as her faith continued to seek understanding and with some gentle prodding for her pastor, Min. Benoman began her Master of Divinity studies at the Samual DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. It was during her seminary journey that she once again recognized and acknowledged the call of God to her. This time, it was to move out from that which had become familiar.

Making every effort to honor this new call of God, Min. Benoman began attending Covenant Baptist UCC– the miracle on South Capitol Street– pastored by the Rev. Drs. Dennis W. & Christine Y. Wiley– as a student intern. Upon completion of her internship, Min. Benoman joined the Covenant family and continues to faithfully serve there as a licensed ministry with a special interest in the Ministry of Christian Education.

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