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The Center of Hope International, Inc., is a not-for-profit, 501(c) 3 organization, established to assist the most needy and vulnerable members of our community by promoting solutions for empowerment, self-sufficiency and sustainability, to promote economic and entrepreneurial development, financial literacy, and business acumen for diversity and inclusion.


  • To reduce poverty.
  • To increase financial literacy.
  • To assist minority businesses and entrepreneurs in overcoming economic barriers for self-sufficiency and self-determination.
  • To increase community awareness of economic problems and conditions within the community, and to provide solutions for growth and prosperity.
  • To provide a support base of empowerment,economic development, diversity and inclusion.
  • To promote new business creation and networking opportunities for expansion.

About Bishop Ronald B. Dewberry

Bishop Ronald B. Dewberry, known for his visionary and leadership acumen, is a highly respected prophetic voice, theological academician, an events organizer, mentor, under-shepherd and Kingdom practitioner. As a highly sought after speaker and teacher, he has served in pastoral, prison and campus ministry for over 36 years in, both, Ohio and Upstate New York, and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, parts of Africa and the Bahamas.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Bishop Dewberry is married to Cindy Marie Dewberry, and father of two adult sons. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mass-Media Communications from the University of Akron (Akron Ohio) in 1981, a Masters Degree in Religious Studies in 1988, acquired a Masters of Divinity equivalency and completed the required Doctor Of Ministry courses in Black Church Studies at Ashland Theological Seminary (Ashland, Ohio) from 1988-1999, but did not complete his doctoral dissertation. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Black Church Studies in the PEARL Program (a 3 years diploma program), and continued his academic work as a candidate for a Doctor of Ministry in Transformative Leadership at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) Rochester, NY. In May 2006, he received a Honorary Doctorate Degree from St. Thomas Christian College (Jacksonville, FL).

Bishop Dewberry is the Senior Pastor and Founder of New Life Temple of Praise, the CEO & President of Center of Hope International, Inc. ( 501 (c) 3 organization), and owner of Ronald Dewberry Productions, LLC. On May 20, 2011, Bishop Dewberry was consecrated to the Office of Bishop Ordinaire in the Temple of Praise International Fellowship of Churches, Washington, D.C., and is presently very active in a number of community endeavors, business ventures and civic organizations.