Our Pastor


IMG_4949Suffragan Bishop Stewart Reese, III was born the first child to Bishop and Lady Stewart Reese, Jr. in Seattle, Washington.  The family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1968. After completion of his secondary education, Stewart graduated from DeKalb Junior College, along with his mother, Lady Navoria I. Reese.  He furthered his education by receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University. He also obtained a Master of Arts degree in Religion from the Reformed Theological Seminary in May of 2021.

In November of 2011,  Reese was installed as Pastor of Bethesda Cathedral in Decatur, Georgia.  He also serves as a community leader in teaching Life Skills classes at Rockdale County Jail, which consists of job readiness, stress management and anger management.  He was employed with FedEx for over 29 years and retired in February of 2014.  His leadership ability has allowed him to serve as Assistant Pastor of Bethesda Cathedral, Church Administrator, President of Austin Drive Community Development and Assistant Teacher of the New Member’s Class. In August of 2015, Pastor Reese was consecrated as Suffragan Bishop in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. and serves with the Alaska Yukon District Council.

Pastor Reese married the lovely Wanda Grice Reese in May of 1981.  To this union, they have three wonderful children: Cassia, Carma, and Stewart IV.  He enjoys traveling with his family but more importantly teaching his children the basics of finances, stewardship, and loyalty to God.

“I am very much involved in doing the work of the ministry that God has allowed me to participate in.  Everyone should recognize that it is an honor and privilege to be used by God.  He [God] is the one that directs my path.  I am just a sinner saved by grace.”


Lady Wanda G. Reese is a psalmist, worshipper, and servant after God’s own heart. She has served as the Minister of Music for Bethesda Cathedral for over 35 years. Because of her faithfulness to God, she was afforded the opportunity to use her musical gift on prestigious stages in the Metro Atlanta Area. She appeared in Evidence of Things Unseen at Center Stage, Cotton Patch Gospel at the Alliance Theatre and the Rialto Theatre, Soul of the South at the Olympic Village and The New Old Time Christmas Gathering at the Stone Mountain Arts Station. Her musical background is also comprised of professional recordings, which include the 2005 Mama God Bless You project with the Bethesda Cathedral Choir, completing its work in 2007 with a video recording. She has recorded with notable artists such as Don Thomas, Eric Moore, Tina Walker and Walter Hawkins. Lady Wanda has also opened shows for recording artists Donnie McClurkin, The Winans, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Denise Williams.

Lady Wanda accepted the call to preach the word of God in October of 1995. Since that time, she has been on a mission to share the good news with those that she encounters. Ultimately, she desires for her ministry to touch the lives of people in such a way that they are propelled to pursue their God-given call to the fullest.

Lady Wanda is the devoted wife of Suffragan Bishop Stewart Reese, III, who is the Pastor of Bethesda Cathedral in Decatur, Georgia. They have been happily married since May of 1981 and are the proud parents of three adult children: Cassia, Carma, and Stewart IV.