Meet the staff of Greater Palm Bay Church of God

  • Bishop j.r. & first lady leanora lewinson, lead pastor

    Bishop John R Lewinson was born in Jamaica W.I. to Dr. Samuel A. Lewinson and Rosetta T. Lewinson. Born again as a child and began to preach shortly thereafter. A graduate of Bethel Bible College, upon graduation he began pastoring when men thought he was not old enough to pastor. He pioneered several churches there. Pastor Lewinson served in several capacities, such as National youth Director; District Overseer, and other elected boards. His ministry opened doors as, Bible College instructor, and keynote speaker at national and international conventions, conferences and seminars.


    To keep up with his personal goal, he continued his education at extension schools of Lee University and Moody Bible Institute and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He did advanced studies in Leadership (Church of God Theological Seminary).


    He has ministered in England, Canada, the Caribbean island, the Bahamas and Cayman Islands and, across the USA.

    John R Lewinson is responsible for planting the first English speaking church of God in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.


    In obedience to God’s call, Dr. Lewinson moved to Palm Bay, Florida and founded Greater Palm Bay Church of God in 1989, a multi-cultural congregation, holding services in three languages (English, Creole and Spanish) every Sunday, and a weekly Bible class.


    Bishop Lewinson is married to the love of his life Leanora, who along with working as a RN case manager at a local hospital, assists fully in the ministry. She serves as Christian Education director and Womens’ Ministries coordinator. They are blessed with three children who are all involved in ministry.


    Pastor Lewinson has received several awards but his heart’s desire is “so that all may hear.”

  • Minister sophia streete, director of music and youth


  • Deacon T. collins, director men's minstry