Apostle Elaine Benson

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Apostle Elaine Benson was ordained into the ministry in 1995, and installed into the office of Pastor of First Fruits Christian Center in April 2007. She is also the founder of Oil of Joy Ministries, initially an outreach ministry to women of all ages, but has impacted many men over its 29 year history. 




Pastor Benson is also an anointed worship leader who is known for her "sweet, soft" intimate passion for the Lord. Her music ministry has allowed her to travel to many places across the country. She was an original member of Michael McKay and the Redeemed Family and has appeared on both TBN and DayStar television.





She was married to Charles E. Benson for 26 years and served faithfully in marriage and ministry with him until his death on October 28, 2006. She continues to carry the torch as the flame is ablaze and lives are being changed by the power of God.