Dr. Roderick R. Caesar is the Senior Pastor of the Bethel Gospel Tabernacle (BGT). He is the son of Bethel’s founders, Bishop Roderick R. Caesar, Sr. and Gertrude Brown Caesar. For 10 years he served as Pastor of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Woodside, Queens, a branch church of BGT. Upon the passing of his mother, who was then Assistant Pastor of Bethel, the executive board unanimously named him the new Assistant Pastor. In that capacity he served for seven years, assisting his father in ministry. In 1984, Bishop Sr., a wise man, followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit and put his son in place as Senior Pastor; relinquishing his position, passing the mantle to his progeny.