Meet Our Pastor Who is Reverend Richard F. Norris II?
Rev. Richard F. Norris II is the husband of Mrs. Patricia Wilkie Norris, the father of 3 children—Jasmine, Richard III and TaNia—and the grandfather of two granddaughters, Alani & Cai. He is the eldest son born to Bishop Richard F. & the Late Mother Mary Ann Norris.
As a pastor, he leads with integrity, humility, and an unwavering commitment to both the Word and Will of God. While the success of the church and its members is important to him, so is the success of the community. With God’s guidance, Rev. Norris works to unify the church and surrounding community so that Bethel-Hosanna may be a beacon of God’s light and love. He has opened the church to meetings with community leaders, established a partnership with Pennsauken High School, and set plans in motion for the building of a community center and affordable senior housing in Pennsauken Township and the Dudley section of East Camden, NJ
Before accepting his calling to preach, Rev. Norris used his gift of music to minister to God’s people. In 1994, he founded the AME Youth Mass Choir, which ministered throughout the Northeast for over 7 years. He has also served in the music ministries of several churches throughout the greater Philadelphia area, and even performed with the Grammy-Award Nominated Gabriel Hardeman Delegation. Currently, Rev. Norris is the Director of the AME Mass Choir of Philadelphia. He has released three instrumental CDs of his own, and is currently working a forth “Hymns, Anthems & Spirituals.”
Rev. Norris is also a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. serving as Chaplin for the Mu Omega Chapter in Philadelphia, PA, and a member of Bethel Lodge #47.
We’re Rev. Richard Norris II and First Lady Patricia Norris, and we wanted to personally welcome you to the Bethel-Hosanna AME Church website! We’re so excited that you’ve found us. Here you can find everything you need to know about all of our upcoming events and the ministries that make our church family strong.
We truly are a family at BHP—we worship together, we serve together and we have fun together. We also love to see our family grow. We want to invite you to stop by for a visit one Sunday morning. We’re the best church in the cosmos! Come and experience the presence, power and glorious works of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as God’s will reveals itself! We’re looking forward to a brilliant future in the will of God, and you are more than welcome to join us on our journey. At BHP, we always have room for more!
God bless you and we hope to see you at BHP soon. In His Service, Rev. Richard F Norris II – Pastor Mrs. Patricia Norris - First Lady Bethel-Hosanna AME Church