Reverend Tommie Lee Benjamin, a native of the Jasper County Community, is the son of Ethelene Miller and the late George Benjamin of Monticello, Georgia.
Reverend Benjamin graduated in 1983 from Jasper County Comprehensive High School.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Georgia College and State University where he was inducted into the Beta Gama Sigma Honor Society. Reverend Benjamin received his theological education from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Phillips School of Theology. While at the ITC,
Reverend Benjamin was inducted into the Theta Phi Honor Society. He graduated magna cum laude with the Master of Divinity Degree (MDiv.) in 2018.
Reverend Benjamin joined St. John C.M.E. Church in Monticello, Georgia at an early age.
He served as the Sunday School Superintendent for over a decade while at St. John. In January of 2011, Reverend Benjamin answered God’s call to preach the Gospel and he received his Local Preacher License in June of that same year.
Reverend Benjamin was ordained Traveling Deacon at the 2013 Georgia North Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia and was transferred to the Central Georgia Annual Conference where he was appointed as the Preacher-in-Charge of Macedonia C.M.E. Church in Fort Valley, Georgia. He was ordained Traveling Elder and admitted into Full Connection at the 2015 West Georgia Annual Conference.
On June 23, 2016, Rev. Benjamin was duly appointed by Bishop Kenneth W. Carter as Preacher-in-Charge of the Holsey Monumental Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of the North Columbus-LaGrange District in the West Georgia Region of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
On July of 2019, Rev. Benjamin was transferred to the Georgia North Region and appointed by
Bishop Thomas L. Brown as Preacher-in-Charge of Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
in the Augusta-Sparta District.
Reverend Benjamin is married to Reverend Janice Marie Benjamin who serves alongside him
at Trinity as Assistant Pastor. They are the parents of four adult sons and two adult daughters,
and are also grandparents.