Pastor Prophetess Betite Parrish is truly a woman of inspiration and walks in the anointing of God. She has touched so many lives throughout the years and walks in many offices, and wears many hats. Most prophets and preachers call her an apostle because she was called to train leaders in the body of Christ. She is a prophet, pastor/shepherd, evangelist, preacher, teacher, and spiritual mother to many. She is also a mother of three, grandmother of eight and wife to her best friend and co-pastor Daniel Parrish.
Prophetess Betite has dedicated her life to helping others not only to transform their circumstances but to also enrich their spiritual lives. As she says all the time, “I just love people,” it shows in her daily walk with God. For many years she worked in education in Syracuse, New York. Not being raised in church but believing in God, in her bedroom at the age of 40 she heard His voice telling her to go to church. She obediently responded one Sunday in 1995.
Prior to that she heard that same voice many times telling her that “many are called but few are chosen” and “no man will get the glory for what I’m going to do through you”. Not knowing what those words meant at that time in her life, she understood it after she had a supernatural experience with God. Soon after that she was saved. an experience that changed her whole life. Betite says God continued to move in her life and sent her a man who truly loves the Lord and loves her as Christ loves the church.
Prophetess Betite worked many years in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) in Syracuse, N.Y., earning many awards for her service and hard work. She was ordained an evangelist and worked in the State Evangelist Department in the Western New York Jurisdiction. She won more than 129 souls in a few months as much of her work for the Lord involved street ministry. God moved her to work with the leading and teaching of the Holy Spirit. She performed by the gift of miracle, healing many lives, and worked with women in prayer, hospital ministry, hospitality, evangelism, and the pastoral staff. She held prayer meetings in her home every week and many women were delivered and healed.
She attended the School of the Prophets in Baldwinsville, N.Y., and was ordained a Prophetess. In 2004, she moved along with her husband, Daniel to Daytona, Fla., where they sat under the leadership and anointing of Dr. Willie Davis. She graduated from International Seminary in Orlando with a theology degree and was ordained into the ministry in 2005.
Twelve years later at the Lord’s command she uprooted her life and moved to Greensboro, N.C. to start a church. Second Chance Restoration Center Ministries was born in their apartment in Adams Farm with only a handful of new members, but has since grown and blossomed under her leadership. Within several months they had an overflow of people and moved the congregation to its present location on Randleman Road and have been here for five years. Now she is also a business owner of Betite’s Boutique which opened its doors on June 4, 2016, where not only apparel and jewelry is being sold but souls are being won for the Kingdom. The Lord just opened the door with a new Church location in which Second Chance moved into in January 2017.
They also established Second Chance Event Center. A place where the community can hold events at. Their new address is Second Chance Restoration Ministry, 2006 A, W. Vandalia Road, Greensboro N.C. 27407. Service times are 10 a.m. for Sunday school and 11 a.m. for worship. Check their website for other times and services.
Along with her husband, she continually prays and intercedes on behalf of the sheep and for all souls. She is constantly seeking direction from The Lord. She continues to fellowship with other ministries around the North Carolina region and across the nation building unity amongst the body of Christ. Her message and ministry continues to impact lives, and to grow the Kingdom. Pastor Betite says that the Lord told her not to continue her theological studies at International Seminary after one year of completion even though she wanted to continue. He told her to leave Florida and go to Greensboro and establish the church. She says that God has given her a P.H.D., a degree in Preaching Healing and Deliverance.
Pastor Prophetess Betite Parrish will soon be elevated to apostleship as she is birthing churches. She has been commissioned not only to preach the gospel, but to teach God’s people faith by precept and example, pray the prayer of faith, provide faith-based Biblical counsel, and have an environment that encourages believers to grow spiritually. Behind her smile is a testimony of hardship, tragedy, poverty, but most importantly of triumph and overcoming.
Despite life struggles, she continues to say and “We Give the Lord Praise.” She always “keeps it moving”; and she tells her congregation to “Just do it” and she never lets the devil stop her flow. She has true agape love and compassion for people and works daily as the hands, feet and mouthpiece for God.
Betite says all of her challenges belong to God. “Isaiah 41:10: Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Some of my concerns have been that the Lord had sent me to a ministry that is for those that didn’t have much. Some wounded soldiers that are now in the army of the Lord. Those that don’t have a lot of money, those that have been hurt, abused, homeless, so I had to learn how to totally depend on Him for supplying all the financial needs for the ministry when we first started. “I thank Him that he has blessed me with the gift of favor that money can’t compare to,” she says.
Being a female pastor, especially saved in the Church of God in Christ which taught against female preachers, Betite hears the tone and sly statements regarding women in Christ being in the pulpit preaching the same word that brings deliverance and salvation. Why so much division? It does not deter her or stops her from loving them or keeps her from her assignment or offices. “He has entitled me within the five fold ministry that He has commissioned me to do. Ephesians 4:11-13: So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ,” she says.
Betite plans are to allow Him, the Holy Spirit to use her and others that have been assigned to accomplish the plans to edify the church, the community as well as the nation. She stands on the following scriptures…
She also has a dream to construct a building to house their growing membership. This will also be a place where they will be able to teach life skills and provide food and clothing to those in need in the area. She also plans to build a shelter for the homeless, as well as for battered and abused women and children. Additionally, she intends to start a program called F.A.C.T. (feed a child today) – that will allow children to have non-perishable food items and school supplies (with book bags) so they will flourish.
Not to be outdone, Betite will build a rehabilitation facility to help transitional inmates (ex-offenders of non-violent crimes) with life skills and employment opportunities. It will be used for natural and spiritual rehabilitation, counseling, education, and job-training. Next, her plans are to erect a facility for homeless teenagers to participate in educational and self-sufficiency programs that will help them become productive adults in society.
In the future, Betite hopes to flourish her missionary work in other parts of the world including digging wells in Africa to provide clean water and aid with agricultural growth in drought stricken lands.