Chris Truett


Chris Truett

Lead Pastor

Chris Truett was elected Pastor of Bethel Church on January 27, 2013. Previous to his appointment as Pastor, he served as Associate Pastor of Worship & Music for the church since 1997. During those years he oversaw all the music for the church, as well as the Christian academy. In 2012 he was named Executive Pastor. Pastor 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 that convenes each year in July from 2004-2013.

He actively teaches worship conferences for churches around the country as the Lord has burdened his heart to help other local churches in the area of music and worship.

Pastor Chris is a graduate of Welch College in Nashville, TN where he received his B.S. in Church Music in 1993 and holds Masters Arts in Worship Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008. He was ordained on October 16, 1994. Family is a priority to our Pastor!

He is married to Kimberly Ratliff Truett (1993). They have three boys: Hunter Blake, Jonathan Brooks, and Easton Samuel. His parents are the late Rev. Sam R. Truett & Anne Boseman Truett.

He is a passionate follower of Christ and displays that passion each week on Bethel's TV program, Focal Point. The program airs each Sunday morning at 9:00 AM on FOX 8/14. If you know Pastor Chris, you know that he is an avid sports fan and a basketball fanatic. For years, he coached basketball and baseball at Bethel Christian Academy.  

Pastor Chris is active in the community and has a passion for men and discipleship.  He is an active member of F3 Kinston, a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men that grow and serve groups to invigorate male community leadership.  

His life verse is Eph. 5:15-16, "Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise— making the most of the time, because the days are evil."  Pastor Chris hosts a web-site, and Intentional Living for Men on Facebook where he shares thoughts and insights to encourage men to "Live Intentionally" for Christ everyday!