Mount Aery Baptist Church Staff & Leaders

  • Anthony L. Bennett

    Anthony L. Bennett

    Pastor Anthony L. Bennett is a native of Los Angeles, California. He accepted his call into the preaching ministry and was licensed by the Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in LA in December of 1983. He graduated from Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA. and Union Theological Seminary in New York. Pastor Anthony Bennett joined the staff of the Saint Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, where he served as Associate Pastor from 1991-1993 and then as Assistant Pastor from 1993-1994 before he was called as the fifth pastor at the mount Aery Baptist Church. In keeping with Mount Aery’s commitment to extend itself to the Bridgeport community, various new ministries were established including the Mount Aery Development Corporation, to meet the growing needs of the congregation and the community. Pastor Bennett is very active in the greater Bridgeport community. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Mount Aery Development Corporation, Co-Chair of Connecticut Sponsoring Committee for Broad Based Organizing (a two-county organization to benefit Fairfield and New Haven Counties), just to name a few. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree in May 2001 as a Wyatt Tee Walker and W. Franklyn Richardson Fellow from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Hartford Seminary as well as Guest Lecturer at Fairfield University and Yale Divinity School. Pastor Bennett has also served as Guest Chaplain for the United States Congress House of Representatives. He is married to Donna M. Thompson-Bennett, J.D. and they are parents to Brittany L. Tucker and Ahmad L. Bennett.