Elder Demieceo Benson -
At the young age of thirteen years old, I was blessed to
have a talented Mother, Mrs. Yvonne Benson. My mother
taught me to play the piano. A portion of my young years
were lived in Bremerton, Washington. Also, as a young
man I learned to love and appreciate gospel music.
Because, of my Mother, I immediately took to and wanted
to learn more about singing, composing and playing
various key boards.
Sinclair Missionary Baptist Church in Bremerton,
Washington allowed me to be their musician. I began
playing the piano for their Sunday Services at the age
of sixteen years old. I received “Salvation and was
filled with the Holy Ghost”. Wonderful things began to
happen to me. For example: While ministering in the
state of Washington the North West Connection Community
Choir, Pastor Robert L. Manaway, Sr. of the Tabernacle
Missionary Baptist Church recognized my spiritual and
The Pastor suggested that I get my license so that I
would become the back up Minister of the church. January
5, 1986, I had my official sermon and was ordained.
As an added accomplishment my first recording was with
my Mother. And, today we are still singing and recording
Praises to our Lord and Savior.
In 1986 I recorded and sung with the Washington State
Mass Choir, the original song “Worthy”! Also, in that
same year I started teaching gospel music at Holy Names
Catholic Church. This is an all girls School Academy. I
was fortunate to work under Pat Wright and the Total
Experience Gospel Choir.
Now as I look back on my youth I can honestly say I was
privilege and blessed. I became Minister of Music at
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Ministry help me in many ways. I worked with people
and had administrative duties in the church. This was a
big part of my learning and gaining more insight that
helped me to be come the person that I am today.
Working with six choirs, teaching, directing and
learning how to play mostly all the church Hymns. My
journey has been wonderful. Traveling from Washington,
Alaska and now Nevada.
Moving on into what life had to offer me, while in
Alaska I was the Minister of Music for New Antioch
Church of God in Christ “COGIC”. As well as being the
District Minister of Music for Alaska COGIC State for
the Youth Choir.
In 2005 my father, Deacon Robert Lee Benson, passed
away. My Mother, now Pastor Yvonne Benson, decided it
was best that we moved back to Las Vegas, NV. Once we
moved to Las Vegas, I started working for KCEP FM Radio
88.1 Station and GABA. I worked closely with Pastor
Henry Black who is still with GABA and KCEP to this day.
Second Baptist Church was another addition after
returning to Las Vegas, NV. I became their Minister of
Singing gospel music and speaking for different
ministries throughout the Nevada area, such as: Power
Center COGIC, Fountain of Hope AME, Vegas View COGIC,
Friendship COGIC, Harvest of Faith Ministry COGIC and
others. I plan to continue to help out in the community
Presently I’m a member of Kingdom Life Ministries COGIC
under the leadership of Pastor Michael Gantz currently
his Armor Bearer, Musician and Men’s Sunday School
Being a member of GMWA has added an addition to my love
for God and Gospel Music.I am the Minister of Music
since 2014, under the leadership of Rev. Spencer B.