About Bethel Temple Church

Portsmouth, Virginia

Apostle and Evangelist Hinton

Apostle Earl C. Hinton, Sr. is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Bethel Temple Church established in 1993. His beautiful wife Evangelist Rosa Marie has been very instrumental and vital to the beginning work and continued growth of the Ministry. They labor together to strengthen the body of  Christ. As a full gospel ministry, they have truly been set apart and commissioned by God and proven to be leaders in this End-Time. Their passion and heart is to see the people of God grow into maturity, strengthen families and to evangelize the lost. This is evident as declared in our mission statement:

“…to assemble together to worship God, to be trained in the ways of God’s Kingdom, to minister the Gospel to the world, to evangelize our community, and to bring restoration to families.  They care deeply for people and are truly a gift to the body of Christ.”

Vision Statement

  • To evangelize the lost regardless of race, creed, color, or ethnic background through the power of the Holy Spirit
  • To teach and train God’s people to become mature ambassadors that they may reach masses whether they are in communities, cities, states, or countries through the power of the Holy Spirit
  • To build and restore families through the power of the Holy Spirit

Apostle and Evangelist Hinton are Overseers of the Gethsemane Family of Churches.

Tenets of Faith

This Church accepts the Scriptures as the Word of God, the all sufficient rule of faith and practices and adopts the following beliefs:

  • That all scripture is given by inspiration of God – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • That there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one – 1 John 5:7
  • That the Creation of man was good – Genesis 1:26-31
  • That man fell and was separated from God – Genesis 3:1-9
  • That man now has redemption – Romans 3:21-26
  • That man now has salvation – Romans 10:9-10
  • That there is evidence of man’s salvation – Romans 8:16
  • That we are saved by faith and not by works – Ephesians 2:8-9
  • That man should be water baptized – 1 Peter 3:21
  • That man should partake of Holy Communion – 1 Corin.11:24-26
  • That the Holy Spirit is a promise from God – Ephesians 1:13
  • That there is evidence of man’s baptism in the Holy Spirit – Acts 2:4
  • That there is a blessed hope in Christ Jesus – 1 Thessa 4:16-18
  • That there is a Lake of Fire – Revelation 20:10–15
  • That Jesus Chris reigns over all things – Colossians 1:15-18