The following is a list of staff members at Bethany. We are thankful they have chosen to use their God given talents at Bethany................
Rick Thorne, Pastor's Assistant - Rick joined the team at Bethany as the pastor’s assistant on June16, 2013. Rick has served as a Southern Baptist Pastor for the past 20 years, with his prior service the past three years being Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Roanoke, AL. Rick received his B.S. in Religion with a minor in Christian Counseling from Liberty University, and a Certification in Family & Adolescent Counseling from Light University. He is pursuing his master’s degree at Liberty Baptist & Theological Seminary with his area of study in Pastoral Counseling. Rick is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and vice-president of the Lee-Russell Ministerial Association. Rick also serves as Maintenance Director for The Methodist Home for children and youth where he started as a child care counselor. He was formerly the CEO of the Columbus Phenix Research Corporation for ten years. He has been married for 30 years to his beautiful bride Sarah and they have 3 children and 13 grandchildren.
Zach Walsh, Student Minister Zach joined the Bethany team April 28, 2013. He has served as a leader with students and college and career in several churches and high school bible groups. Zach has a passion to reach students for Christ and disciple them to become powerful witnesses for Christ.
Rose Massey, Worship Leader. Rose and her family joined us in October 2009. Since Rose has joined our family, she has developed our music program into two types of worship services - traditional and contemporary music. She is currently leading an adult choir for traditional service and praise team for contemporary service. Also, in the process of developing a Praise Band and Youth Choir. This is a very exciting time in our church and we are looking forward to the continued growth of our Music Program! Rose and her husband, Keith, have two daughters, a granddaughter, and a son, Will, Will is an asset to Bethany and is actively involved in the college and career ministry, sports, and instumentalist and vocalist in comtemporary worship praise band.
Rachel Mitchell, Children's Director Rachel has a passion for Jesus Christ and is spreading that love to the children and children workers. She has served as the Awana Commander for 8 years and has done an outstanding job. She also has 10 years experence leading children and youth prior to coming to Bethany. She and her husband Jason have 2 children, Emily and Ethan. The entire Mitchell family are actively serving God at Bethany.
Denisha Kinder, pianist. Denisha has blessed us by using her musical talents in the Traditional, Sunday Night, and Wednesday Night Services. She is a teacher at Double Churches Middle School in Columbus, GA. She is also a very proud mother of two and grandmother of two!
Chuck Moore, Sports Director, Chuck and his wife, Dena, and have 2 sons, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. As Sports Director, he has worked diligently to not only grow this program but to use it as his ministry to reach the lost in our community. We currently have Men's Softball, Ladies Softball, Men's Basketball and Co-ed Volleyball teams!
Rachel Miller, Administrative Assistant. Rachel joined the Bethany staff in March 2012. She brings with her experience in insurance and banking along with a degree in finance from Troy University. Her and her husband, Jeff recently relocated to the Phenix City area and she is looking forward to serving Bethany.