FRESNO, CA-- It has been 40 years since the inception of the Westside Church of God, where Dr. Paul L. Binion II, and the first lady, Valarie Jean Metoyer Binion, put their vision into creating a real-life diverse community which has expanded to hundreds of members today; its open doors reside at 424 W. California Ave, in West Fresno.
Now considered one of the most prestigious churches in the Fresno area, 40 years later, many members of the church and community appreciate their ministry, sincerity and vision; as they have had a prime focus on fostering marriages, they developed the Married and Committed Ministry, ( MAC) to teach and empower families and couples, as well as redeem marriages.
Many members of the community came out to celebrate Westside Church of God and the founders behind the strong church family foundation.
Dr. Paul Lawrence Binion II, was born in Fairfield, Alabama, and is the eldest of five children. The family eventually settled in Los Angeles, CA, where he became a long-time member of Wadsworth Church of God.
Pastor Binion is a graduate of Susan Miller Dorsey High School, California State University, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor’s Degree in history, and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, with a Master’s Degree in Divinity. The Southern California School of Ministry conferred the Doctor of Divinity upon him.
He has resided in Fresno, California since 1977, when he came to assume Senior Pastoral Leadership of the Westside Church of God.
Pastor Binion has been married to Valarie Jean Metoyer Binion since 1978. They have three daughters: Tiffany (son-in-law, David), Crisandra, and Kimberley; a son, Ahmad (daughter-in-law, Gurdeep); four granddaughters, Alyssa, Amiaya, Zharia, and Asha; and one grandson, David Paul.
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