Our Leadership Team

The Bible teaches that each local church should be led by a plurality of godly, qualified men called Elders. These Elders, among other things, must be blameless men who know and stand upon the authority of God’s Word. They are charged by God with feeding His sheep with the truth of His Word, guiding them in following His will, equipping them to do the work of the ministry, and protecting them from wolves and from sin. The bottom line: Biblical church leadership is important because without it, God’s people are like sheep without shepherds.
Like the Elders, the Office of Deacon is one that is gifted by Christ to His Church. The Deacons serve the Body in various ways, striving always to set a godly example of loving service to others.
 

The Elders

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Pastor Doug | Lead Pastor

Pastor Doug is 37 years old and was raised on the  mission field of Ivory Coast, West Africa. He has served Beechwood as Pastor for more than ten years. His passions are the Word of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, his family, and the Church. He and his wife, Marley, have two sons (nephews he claims as his own) and five dogs. He likes theological dissertations, vacations at Disney World, mancave sessions with friends, and beards.

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Pastor Cory | Pastor for Teaching

Cory is a graduate of North Greenville University for whom he now works as an Admissions Counselor. At Beechwood, he teaches discipleship, leads worship, and Directs Beechwood’s Kid’s Church program.
 
Cory loves early-morning work-outs; all things football; good, political interactions; and, most importantly, the Word of God. Among other things in his busy schedule, Cory can be heard each Saturday morning at 8 on His Radio’s Christian Talk Network at 66o AM and 92.9 FM on the radio dial. You might even catch him filling-in from 7-9 a.m. during the week as a guest-host for Dr. Tony Beam’s radio show, “Christian Worldview Today”.
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Pastor Doug Sr. | Associate Preaching Pastor

Pastor Doug (along with missionary Shayne Powell, Sr.) was one of the founding pastors of Beechwood Church more than twenty years ago. A third-generation missionary (serving God formerly in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire–where he planted four thriving Churches). Most recently, Doug, served the people of IBC Munich as a missionary-pastor. He and his wife Sheila have four children and six grandchildren. They have been in the ministry for more than thirty-five years; and when they are not serving God abroad, we are pleased to have them minister among us here at Beechwood.

The Deacons

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Adam Chastain | Administrator

Adam was converted to Christ at Beechwood more than 15 years ago, and soon became a dynamic disciple who loves the Word of God. He also likes critiquing movies from a Christian worldview, budgeting, and keeping Beechwood in the black. He is married to Nicole with whom he has 3 children.

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Joshua Frazier | Director of Deacons

Josh heads up all the service and work performed by deacons here at Beechwood. He is a highly-skilled craftsman and a fiercely hard-worker. Josh is blessed by God with a true servant’s heart. He was saved at Beechwood over 15 years ago and has never since stopped growing in the Lord. He and his wife, Shannon, have two little girls.

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Heath Powell | Security Coordinator

Heath has been at Beechwood since her beginnings in 1994. He and his wife Julie have two boys and a little girl. Heath loves reading manly novels, keeping our sound equipment in check, and putting his degree in Criminal Justice from Liberty University to good use as security-coordinator at  Beechwood Church.

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Gary Roth | Deacon

Gary is a builder by trade (roofing, decking, and general home-improvement), and is a tender-hearted, Christ-like man who thrives on serving others.  He has faithfully served the people of Beechwood for more than 15 years now.