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Charles Ricks

Executive Pastor, Congregational Life

Office: 757-826-1426 x248
Facebook: charles.j.ricks

Favorite Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite Book: Winning With People by John C. Maxwell
Started at Bethel: March 2011
First Job: Job Placement Specialist, Goodwill Industries, Inc.
Favorite Verse: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  (Jeremiah 29:11)
Favorite Vacation Spot: Outer Banks, NC
Favorite Food: Grilled chicken breast, broccoli, and garlic mashed potatoes
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Paul Heigl

Executive Director, Finance and Operations

Office: 757-826-1426 x220

Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite Book: Chronicles of Narnia
Started at Bethel: February 2013
First Job: Paperboy           
Favorite Verse: Psalm 19:14
Favorite Vacation Spot: Table Rock Lake, Missouri
Favorite Food: A good steak with sautéed mushrooms   
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Telvin Howe

Associate Pastor, Young Adults and Bethel School of Leadership

Office: 757-826-1426 x231
Facebook: telvin.howe
Twitter: @thowe33

Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Falcons
Favorite Book: Will Robie Series by David Baldacci
Started at Bethel: November 1, 1999 as a intern
First Job: Hardee's
Favorite Verse: Psalm 27
Favorite Vacation Spot: Any football stadium
Favorite Food: Meat
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Jose Rodriguez

Associate Pastor, Outreach and Spanish Ministry

Office: 757-826-1426 x204
Facebook: jose.l.rodriguez

Favorite Sports Team: Miami Heat
Favorite Book: Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards
Started at Bethel: May 2006
First Job: Carwash
Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 29.11
Favorite Vacation Spot: Siesta Key, Florida
Favorite Food: Cuban sandwiches
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Dave Gholson

Associate Pastor, Creative Arts

Office: 757-826-1426 x322
Facebook: david.gholson

Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite Book: A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka
Started at Bethel: February 2013
First Job: Dishwasher at Milton's Pizza
Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:6
Favorite Vacation Spot: Pompano Beach, Florida
Favorite Food: Baby Back Ribs
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India Johnson

Children's Coordinator

Office: 757.826.1426 x309

Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots
Favorite Book: The Bible
Started at Bethel: January 2015
First Job: Cold Stone Creamery
Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13
Favorite Vacation Spot: Michigan
Favorite Food: Collard Greens
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Dr. Mark Wootton

Bethel College President

Office: 757.826.1426 x215

Favorite Sports Team:
 Whichever team has Peyton Manning for quarterback
Favorite Book:  Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Started at Bethel: May 1, 2017
First Job: Walking a neighbor’s dog
Favorite Verse: John 1:1
Favorite Vacation Spot: Ft Myers Beach, FL
Favorite Food: Filet Mignon