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PO BOX 480615
Charlotte, NC 28269

Pastor Christopher L. Cookhorne was born in Kingston Jamaica and brought up in the Church where he heard the call of the Lord at the age of seven. Pastor Cookhorne served for several years as a Sunday school teacher and a missionary, later serving as president for the missionary society, Young Lights for Christ. Pastor Cookhorne attended the World Harvest Bible College and later completed his Bachelors in Religion at the Adonai International Christian University.

In 2002 God called Pastor Christopher Cookhorne to pioneer the Bethel Worship Center based in Charlotte, North Carolina where he serves as the senior pastor. Pastor Cookhorne travels both nationally and internationally to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in many venues.

Pastor Cookhorne’s first priority and passion has been to develop an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. He is a man of prayer and a vessel through which the presence and glory of God is released. His heart's cry is for revival in the nations with signs and wonders following the preaching of the Word. Pastor Cookhorne ministers the Word in a powerful, dynamic and energetic way. His sensitivity to the Holy Spirit brings a fresh anointing as lives are transformed by the touch of God.

Pastor Christopher Cookhorne is married to Michelle Cookhorne and is the father of five children, Christopher, Matthew, Joshua, Alisha and Brianna.
“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd”.

Having a clear mandate from God to the “Lost Sheep of Israel” Bethel is committed to doing its part in bringing hope to the hopeless around the world by preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and providing hurting humanity with life-sustaining emergency relief.

Bethel Worship Center, Inc. was incorporated in 2003. Since then, Bethel has been instrumental in serving the homeless and indigent from the streets of Charlotte to the multiplied thousands around the World.

Bethel Charlotte Christian Church Outreach

The Mission...

  • Evangelize the lost...
  • Edify the saved...
  • Minister to those in need...

At BWC we believe in...

Practical Teaching

Teaching produces knowledge that can catapult you through every obstacle that you face in life by destroying unbelief. Sound teaching will also increase your influence for the body of Christ wherever you are in life.
(Proverbs 4:13; Hosea 4:6; Mark 6:6; Romans 10:17)

Powerful Preaching

Anointed preaching is a powerful weapon wielded in the hand of God. By preaching, our souls are ignited and inspired to live holy before our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Spirit filled preaching increases our effectiveness in everything we do for the body of Christ.
(Matthew 16:15; Luke 9:60; 1st Corinthians 1:21,2:4)

Praise & Worship

Praise is not a suggestion, but a Biblical command. Praise glorifies our heavenly Father while defeating our spiritual foe. Corporate worship is a way to celebrate God together as the body of Christ, while personally encountering His presence.
(Psalm 34:1, 134:1,2; John 4:23,24; Acts 3:8,9)

The Bible

The Bible to be given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, infallible, and God's revealed word to man.

We believe that Scripture teaches that there is only one true and living God who has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19;
Luke 3:22; 1st John 5:7)