OUr Staff

Chris Truett

Lead Pastor

Chris Truett has been Pastor of Bethel Church in Kinston, NC since
January 27, 2013 following the death of Rev. Archie Ratliff in December
of 2012.   Previous to his appointment as Pastor, Chris served as
Worship & Executive Pastor for Bethel Church since 1997. Prior to
serving at Bethel Church, he served for three years at Unity FWB
Church in Grenville, NC.
Chris has been actively involved in the Free Will Baptist denomination
as he served as the Chairman of FWB Music Commission and was
the Music Coordinator for the annual Free Will Baptist National
Convention from 2004-2013.  He has served in numerous roles in the
Palmer Association, a Member of the NC State Executive Board, and
a current Welch College Board Trustee.

Bert Potter

Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care

Bert Potter has served Bethel since 2013 as the Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care. He has also been a teacher and the varsity boys head basketball coach at BCA for 23 years. He and his wife, Donna, have been married for 33 years and have two grown sons.

Chad Donoho

Worship & Music Pastor

Chad Donoho has served as the Music and Worship Pastor since 2015, and oversees the audio visual teams, media and communications, and the Bethel TV Ministry on Fox/WCTI. He also coaches the Middle School and JV girl's basketball teams as well as boy's Middle School Baseball for BCA. He and his wife, Jenny, have been married 18 years and have three children.

Jonathon Reed

Children's & Discipleship Pastor

Jonathon Reed is originally from Muscle Shoals, AL. He has served as the Children's & Discipleship Pastor since Oct. 2021, and also served as the Children's Ministry Director at Bethlehem FWB Church in Ashland City, TN for two years. He graduated from Welch College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry. He and his wife Jacklyn were married on Oct. 24, 2020, and they have 2 dogs. 

Taylor Stocks

Student & Outreach Pastor

Taylor Stocks - Student Pastor since April 23rd
Been in Ministry since 2012. Served in music at two churches and athletics in two christian schools. Mount Calvary and Trinity
Graduated from Southeastern FWB College in 2012 with a BA in Music Education
Married to Katelyn Stocks since 2012 and have 3 kids (Jane and Finnley and Tanner)

Doug Phillips

Bethel Christian Academy Principal

Doug Phillips is the Principal at Bethel Christian Academy and has served the church and school since 2011. He and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 41 years and have three grown children along with 4 grandchildren.

Greg Fordham

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Fordham is the Chief Financial Officer at Bethel and has served the church since 1998. He and his wife, Bernice, have been married 39 years. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.

Tammy Davis

Pastoral Administrative Assistant

Sadie Faulkner

Administrative Assistant

Portia Ratliff

Administrative Assistant