Rev. Dr. Benita Livingston is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She has over 25 years of experience in ministry. She completed her B.S. in Communication from Arkansas State University, and worked in various radio and TV stations in Arkansas and Tennessee. She received her Masters of Divinity, cum laude, and her Doctor of Ministry in Faith & Health both from Memphis Theological Seminary, where she also received the Alston Award for most outstanding African-American female student.

Rev. Benita completed her Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee; where she received the Patterson Award for Excellence in Pastoral Care, and where she is currently employed as the Palliative Care Chaplain and the Chaplain to the Women’s Clinic. There she provides ministry and pastoral counseling to women veterans; including women who have experienced sexual trauma while in the military. She is also assigned to provide spiritual support to the Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraq Freedom/Operation New Dawn Team. As a PAIRS Instructor, she also works with veteran couples on communication and listening skills to enhance their marriages.

A Board Certified Chaplain through the National Association of Veteran Affairs Chaplains, and a member of the A.M.E Henry McNeal Turner Chaplains Association where she serves as Secretary, Dr. Benita is an associate minister at St. Andrew A.M.E Church. She is also a Certified Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Practitioner.

The mother of three children and the proud grandmother of two, Rev. Benita feels her mission is to bring healing and wholeness to others through the Word of God, prayer, pastoral counseling, healing touch and other complementary therapies.