A Little about Our Pastor:
Our pastor, Ricky Ham came to Bethel in August of 2005. Before pastoring here he served as Senior Pastor at Immanuel Free Will Baptist Church in Winterville, North Carolina for 16 years. He has also served as Associate Pastor at Hilltop Free Will Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and at First Free Will Baptist Church in Beaufort North Carolina. He holds his Bachelors Degree from Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tennessee with majors in Bible, Christian Education and Music.
He and his wife, Connie, have four children, Joshua, Rebecca, Caleb and Rachel. Joshua and his wife Candace have two children, a son Isaac, and a daughter Bianca. They live in Lynchburg, Virginia where Joshua is pursuing more education. Rebecca is Pastor Ricky and Connie’s oldest daughter. She teaches Bible, Science, Math, Social Studies, and Computer Skills in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and currently is on medical leave. Caleb and Rachel are Pastor Ricky and Connie’s youngest son and daughter. Caleb is attending college at a local college. Rachel attends Bethel Christian Academy.
A Word from Our Pastor:
It is a joy and a privilege to be the Pastor of Bethel Free Will Baptis Church. We have a wonderful core of believers that are working together as the family of God. As you walk through our doors you can feel the warmth of our congregation and the presence of God. We invite you to come and be a part of what God is doing.
Our year’s verse this year is a family emphasis found in Psalm 37:3-5. We are asking God to help us to help our families to live their faith at home. These verses emphasize 'teach them diligently unto thy children'. Already we have seen God’s hand at work molding and making us into what He wants us to be. It is an exciting thing to see God at work in His people.
Our theme for the past couple of years has been "Giving Living Water to a Thirsty World." What a glorious challenge that is for us. We are looking for those who will share the love of God with enthusiasm. As the pastor, I personally invite you to come and get to know us at Bethel. You will be glad you did!