Pastor Bennett is very active in the greater Bridgeport community. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Mount Aery Development Corporation, Co-Chair of Connecticut Sponsoring Committee for Broad Based Organizing (a two-county organization to benefit Fairfield and New Haven Counties), Immediate Past President and current member of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Greater Bridgeport and Vicinity (a collective of fifty pastors and churches), Past Moderator and current member of the Issachar Association (a local chapter of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist convention). His is former Board Member of MACH (Music & Arts Center for Humanity), Bridgeport’s Black Pride, Greater Bridgeport OIC (Opportunity Industrialization Center), the United Way of Eastern Fairfield County, Past Chair of BCAC (Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition, a collective of seventy-five community and social service providing agencies), and former Vice President of the Congress of Christian Education of The Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention. He received his Doctor of Ministry in May 2001 as a Wyatt Tee Walker and W. Franklyn Richardson Fellow from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Hartford Seminary as well as Guest Lecturer at FairfieldUniversity and YaleDivinitySchool.