About Pastor Betty Arije
Pastor Betty Arije, the First Lady of Pavilion of Hope is a native of Sylacauga, Alabama. She accepted the Lord as her savior as she was entering High School. She graduated from Sylacauga High School and moved to Knoxville, TN to live with relatives. She was employed at Jim Robinson Set Belt Co. and became a Quality Control Inspector. She eventually met Wesley Arije who was in college and working at that time. They moved to Illinois and later got married.
While in Illinois, they were faithful members of the Gillespie Temple March of Faith Church. She later became an usher and an armor bearer for the Pastor. She also worked at the YMCA as a daycare teacher.
Upon Pastor Arije completing his degree at SIU, they moved to Memphis for the continuing of his graduate studies. She became employed at Goodwill Homes to work with foster kids. She was there for three (3) years and attended college part time. Due to conflict of work and college, she eventually devoted her time to school while working for Furniture World which was owned by her husband.
Pastor Betty Arije holds a Computer Operations degree from Southwest Tennessee Community College, formerly known as State Technical Institute. Upon graduation, she was employed at Electronic Fleet System (EFS) Concord where she was a terminal support operator and Data Entry Clerk. She is now employed in the vineyard of God where she serves right beside her husband as a Pastor and a model wife of virtue.
Pastor Betty and Bishop are the parents of three (3) children, and four (4) grandchildren. She and Bishop Arije also have a wonderful church family that the Lord has given them at the Pavilion of Hope Memphis and Dyersburg. The Lord has blessed their going in and coming out of the city and the church is constantly growing.
Her goal is that the church will stay in good fellowship with God and walk in the Spirit and love one another.
She was ordained in July 2011 and was promoted by God to be Pastor of Pavilion of Hope.