Our Church Staff

Paul Edenfield - Pastor

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 Pastor Paul has the privilege of leading Bethlehem in becoming the disciples that God would have us to be. He preaches the Word of God with humbleness, conviction and with practical application. He and his wife Melissa have been married for 15 years and have four wonderful children; Zoe, Emily, Silas, and Timothy. Pastor Paul has been on staff at Bethlehem since February of 2008. His hobbies include golf, music, and enjoying college football (War Eagle!).  

Jared Helms - Interim Student Pastor

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Jared has the privilege of serving as our Interim Student Pastor (grades 6-12). Jared leads our middle and high school teens in knowing how they can have a loving relationship with God through Jesus Christ the Son, and also how to live after they receive that grace. Jared is married to Brittany and have three wonderful children, Georgia, James, and Caroline. Jared's hobbies include spending time with his family, music, raising cattle, and enjoying college football (Roll Tide!).  

Travis Adams - Worship Pastor

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Pastor Travis has the privilege of  leading the praise band, praise team, choir and people of Bethlehem in praise and adoration of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pastor Travis is a new addition to us, and has been leading worship at Bethlehem since September of 2019.

In addition to leading worship, Pastor Travis is also the piano teacher and assistant band director at Dothan High School.

Dr. Bob Simpkins - Discipleship Pastor

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Pastor Bob has the privilege of leading our church in growing in the Word. He has started several small groups and ministries within Bethlehem. Although a member for several years, he began serving as our Pastor of Discipleship in February of 2019. He is married to Kim and enjoys the outdoors, fishing, and anything Kentucky (Go Big Blue)!

Patty Baker - Secretary

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Patty began serving as secretary at Bethlehem in 2014. She plays a vital role in the ministry of the church. She is married to Phillip and has two wonderful girls, Claire and Kate. 

Gene Gainous - Pastor Emeritus

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Child Development Center Leadership

Starla Barrineau - BCDC Director

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April Merrell - BCDC Program Director

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Jennifer Bradshaw - BCDC Secretary

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