Bishop C.C. Berry, 1993
Bishop C.C. Berry (1930 - ) became a pastor in 1948 in Henderson, TX, and has served congregations in Lufkin, Massy Lake, and Dallas, TX. In the 1960s, Berry founded the General Assembly Church of the Living God, PGT in Dallas, with a focus on serving his congregation and supporting the Black community. To do this, Bishop Berry created low-income housing, organized youth programs, founded the Jeanetta Foundation supporting education, and other charitable causes. The church currently offers a home health care program and computer classes for community members among their many programs. In 2002, Bishop Berry saw the opportunity to create the General Assembly Institute which is in the process of creating an accredited college base curriculum to train ministers and laypeople so that they may grow in their faith and careers. The General Assembly Church of the Living God, PGT has grown over the years into a series of churches across North Texas.