Minister Oleatha Everett Bethea, the founding director of Summit of Light, was created to be a watchman intercessor — first to her family, now to Christian ministers. Before Summit of Light, she served as an administrator in the United States Air Force for 20 years, and then in the legal profession for over ten.
Ms. Bethea's pastor and spiritual covering at this time is the Reverend Dr. Dwight Riddick, Sr. of Gethsemane Baptist Church @ The Transformation Place in Newport News, Virginia.
Almighty God created Ms. Bethea with 'fight' and has spent years training her to be a skilled spiritual combatant — one who fiercely protects those He entrusts to her care. And that training is ongoing.
Ms. Bethea earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
She is the proud mother of three adult children, a grandmother, and great-grandmother. An accomplished speaker and published author, she is passionate about the Lord Jesus Christ and her family — which are most often the topics of her speeches and written materials. Semi-retired, Ms. Bethea currently lives in beautiful Virginia with her daughter and youngest grandson — although her heart still soars somewhere in the high country of the majestic Colorado Rockies!