Staff

Rev. Paul Pruitt

Executive Director
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2003 – Present

Pastor Pruitt has been serving as Executive Director since April, 2012. Paul has been serving as  Pastor and Counselor at Bethel since 2003.

Pastor / Teacher / Counselor

  • Associate Degree of Biblical Studies
  • Graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute in 2001
  • Attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Has worked as a Commercial Fisherman
  • Flooring Supervisor, and Welder Fabricator

Rev. Don Loss

Associate Director
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1984 – Present

Pastor Loss has been serving as Associate Director, Pastor, and Director of Counseling since 1984.

Pastor / Teacher / Counselor

 

  • Graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1971
  • Graduated Columbia International University in 1984 with Master of Divinity
  • Has worked as an Assistant Manager, E-5 rank in the U.S. Army during 1966-1968 and 1976-1980.

Mrs. Donna McCall

Women's Campus Director

2018 – Present

Mrs. Donna has been serving as Women’s Campus Director at Bethel since 2018.

Rev. Paul Ritchie

Senior Pastor
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1986 – Present

Pastor Ritchie served as Executive Director and Senior Pastor from 1986 – 2012, and is now serving as Senior Pastor as of April, 2012.

Pastor / Teacher / Counselor

  • Associate Degree of Biblical Studies
  • Graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute in 1981
  • Has worked as a Farmer, Plant Manager, Business Owner, and a the Director of Ministry Programs at a Mission
  • Was also involved in Baptist Lay Witness Ministry for 10 years

Rev. Zac Starnes

Men's Campus Pastor / Counselor

2016 – Present

Pastor Starnes has been serving as Pastor and Counselor at Bethel since 2016.

Pastor / Teacher / Counselor

 

  • Worked as a Carpenter from 2001-2016, Framing houses, remodeling, building furniture
  • Has Associates of Arts degree in Leadership & Ministry, Grace Bible College, Grand Rapids, MI, 2016
  • Currently enrolled in Grace Bible College for an Bachelor of Science degree, 2016-Present.
  • Enrolled in Lay Counseling courses 2015-Present

Rev. Heath Benfield

Men's Campus Counselor

2018 – Present

Pastor Benfield has been serving as Counselor at Bethel since 2018.

Cathi Loss

Business Manager / Internet Ministry / Newsletter Editor

1984 – Present

Cathi, wife of Rev. Don Loss, has been serving as the Business Manager, Internet Ministry, and Newsletter Editor since 2005.

 

  • Attended UNC-C
  • Attended Columbia International University
  • Missionary through Christian Literature Crusade in Panama
  • Executive Director at Caldwell Pregnancy Care Center from 1990 – 2002

Stacy Pruitt

Account Payables / Database Manager / Website Manager

2003 – Present

Stacy, wife of Rev. Paul Pruitt, has been serving as the Accounts Payables, Website Manager, and Database Manager since 2006.

 

  • Attended Gaston College
  • Has worked as a Receptionist, in Accounting, and as a Medical Receptionist.

Allen Shiflett

Chaplain / Construction Manager

1996 – 2000
2008 – Present

Allen served as Project Mgr 1996-2000 and has been serving as Chaplain, Construction Manager since 2008.

 

  • Attended Caldwell Community College for certification in HVAC
  • Served in the U.S. Marine Corps. from 1975 – 1981
  • Has worked in general construction, building from foundation up, remodeling, and insurance restoration.

Shirley Shiflett

Account Receivables / Chaplain

2014 – Present

Shirley has been serving as Accounts Receivables and Chaplain (along side of her husband Allen) at Bethel since 2014.

 

 

  • 1978 Graduate from Columbia International Univ. with B.S. in Biblical Education, Graduate studies at Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Christian Education.
  • Attended: Northern AZ Univ. for a K-8 Elementary Education Certification, Lenoir-Rhyne Univ., for English as Second Language (ESL) K-12 Certification, Numerous Univ. & Community colleges for Continuing Edu. Credits including Chaplain courses.
  • Missionary in Mohave County, AZ with Child Evangelism Fellowship, Chaplain with Billy Graham Rapid Response Team
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher (2nd-5th); Substitute (K-12),Secretarial, Cashier, Pharmacy, Accounts Receivable experience. Volunteer in Sunday School, VBS, Puppet Ministry, GA’s

Marc Whitson

Men's Campus Office Mgr. and Social Media Production

2014 – Present

Marc has been serving as Men’s Campus Office Manager and Social Media Production at Bethel since 2016.

 

 

  • Attended Appalachian State University- 4 Year Degree (Industrial Drafting & Design/Minor Business)
  • Attended AB Tech- Course Work
  • Attended Mayland CCC- Course Work
  • Attending Master School of Divinity- Working on Masters in Biblical Counseling
  • Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader
  • Owner of MW Photography & Design
  • Co-Owner- Whitson Farms & Shrubbery
  • Industrial Engineer and Designer for numerous Mfg. Plants across the South East
  • Worship Director at Thrive Church in Morganton, NC

Randy Wetzel

Asst. Office Mgr./Med Room Assistant

2017 – Present

Randy has been serving as Men’s Campus Asst Office Mgr. and Med room Assistant at Bethel since 2017.

 

 

  • Graduate of Valencia Comm College, Associates Degree in Business, Orlando, FL
  • Graduate of Xavier University, Bachelors Degree in Business and Mortuary Science
  • tended Pinnacle Career Institute, Certified Medical Assist – CMA
  • Worked at Fiserv in Fraud Prevention – Credit & Debit Card Services
  • Worked at Convergy’s with AT&T Communications
  • Worked at Chick-Fil-A as General Manager
  • Worked at Arbys as General Manager
  • Worked as a licensed Funeral Director for 35 years

April Hightower

Women's Campus Office Mgr.

2018 – Present

April has been serving as Women’s Campus Office Mgr. at Bethel since 2018.

Michael Horner

Counseling Coordinator / Housekeeping Mgr. / Printshop Operator / Med Room Asst.

2014 – Present

Mike has been serving as Housekeeping Mgr., Print shop Mgr., and Med room Asst. at Bethel since 2014, he became the Counseling Coordinator in 2018.

 

 

  • Attended Eastern Shore Community College – received Drafting Technology Certificate
  • Has worked in Printing Industry Experience (21 years), as Pool & Spa Technician (3 years), and Painting experience (25 years)

Nick Rabah

Purchasing Mgr. / Assist Counseling Coordinator / Med Room Asst.

2017 – Present

Nick has been serving as Purchasing, Procurement, Med Room Asst, and Asst. Counseling Coordinator at Bethel since 2017.

 

 

  • Counselor at Anchor House – Brooklyn, NY
  • Teacher at Teen Challenge Bible Institute – Brooklyn, NY
  • Director at Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge – Greensboro, NC
  • Assistant Director at Timothy House – New York, NY
  • Served as a Missionary in Israel
  • General Manager at Jimmy John’s  – Durham, NC
  • Studied at John Wesley Bible College – High Point, NC
  • Ordained through Greater Life Ministries – Charlotte, NC

Dennis Wilson

Project Manager / Med Room Asst.

2007 – Present

Dennis has been serving as Project Mgr. and Med room Asst. since 2007

 

 

  • Has worked in retail, retail management, warehouse management, route sales, truck and forklift driver.

Todd Tucker

Media Technician and Production Mgr.

2008 – Present

Todd has been serving as Media Technician and Production Mgr. and oversees Tool room at Bethel since 2008.

 

 

  • Graduated Wilson Community Tech. College for industrial electronics in 1989
  • Has worked in the commercial, industrial, and residential electrical field, construction, as a bench technician for communication company, and as a truck driver

Joshua McGee

IT Manager

2015 – Present

Joshua has been serving as IT Manager at Bethel since 2015.

 

 

  • 10 Years of experience in Communications and Information Technology
  • Previously Employed as an IT Technician at the City of Lenoir, North Carolina
  • Currently Attending College for Computer Science & Engineering

Matt Gruber

Kitchen Mgr

2016 – 2017
2018 – Present

Matt served as Kitchen Manager 2016 – 2017 and returned to serve as Kitchen Manager 2018 to present.

Taylor Davidson

Assistant KItchen Mgr

2018 – Present

Taylor has been serving as Asst Kitchen Mgr. at Bethel since 2018.

Sonny Thompson

Autoshop Manager

2017 – Present

Sonny has been serving as Auto Shop Manager at Bethel since 2017.

Wesley Elliott

Canteen Manager

2018 – Present

Wes has been serving as Canteen Manager at Bethel since 2018.

Melvin Sikes

Laundry Manager

2017 – Present

Melvin has been serving as Laundry Manager at Bethel since 2017.

 

 

  • Federal Trade Comm., Washington, DC
  • Worked for the IRS, Columbia, SC
  • Feed the Homeless at Homeless Shelter, Durham, NC
  • Worked at UPS, Durham, NC
  • Ran the Recovery House in Durham, NC
  • Worked in Measurement Industry, Durham, NC
  • Served in ministry at home church, Durham, NC

Jeff Hollar

Lawn & Gardening Mgr / Lawncare

2018 – Present

Jeff has been serving as Lawn care Service Mgr. and on campus Lawn & Gardening Mgr. at Bethel since 2018.