BRO. JOHN FOLES
My family and I came to Bethel Baptist Church in August of 2006. I was married to the former Tommie Gail Burgess of Maben, MS. God has blessed us with three wonderful children Leah, Kara, and John II. I hold both a Bachelor's Degree and Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA.
Student Pastor / Pastoral Assistant
I was saved at 27 years old, baptized, and The Lord graciously allowed my husband, Sam, and I to have five amazing children over the next ten years. The journey from toddlers to teenagers to young adults has been the most wonderful, challenging, and treasured time of my life, and I’m so grateful to have shared that with my Bethel church family of 22 years. Since March of 2010, I have served as Children’s Director, and I still can’t believe I get to teach, work with, and share the love of God with these sweet children. I try to parent and minister using the principles of Ephesians 6:4 to “bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord,” and the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20.
Assistant Preschool Director