Deacons are the hands and feet of Jesus at Bethel. Whether it’s ensuring Sunday mornings run smoothly or reaching out to meet needs throughout the week, our deacons serve with open eyes and willing hearts. Bethel believes in the scriptural qualifications of deacons (1 Timothy 3) and involve the body in the vetting and election of this group each year.
Ivan and his wife Kristen have lived in Henderson since 2017, and have been members of Bethel Henderson since it was founded in 2020. They have two daughters: Eleanora and Amelia. On any given Sunday, you might find Ivan playing the bass guitar during worship. Ivan and Kristen feel blessed to be part of a supportive church and church family. When Ivan is not working as a Registered Nurse he enjoys time with family and friends and working on DIY projects.
Cliff is originally from Florida, but moved to Texas 40 years ago. He and his wife Krista have been married for over 30 years. They attended Calvary Baptist for about 17 years where he taught Sunday School and was a Deacon. They decided to move to Bethel Bible in January of 2022. Cliff says it has been a blessing attending and worshipping together with their kids and grandkids. He is excited to see what God has in store for he and his family.
Chad was born in Galveston and grew up in Texas City, TX. He and his children have called Henderson home for almost 11 years. Chad has four children Blake, Kinsley, Brock, and Logan who he loves to spend time with. Their favorite thing to do is spend time at the beach. Chad is employed by Aramark and is currently the Chef Manager at Christus Good Shepherd in Longview, TX. He and his children have been attending Bethel for over a year and he is looking forward to serving God and His church at Bethel.
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Originally from South Louisiana, Jacob moved to Dallas shortly after graduating from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. Jacob and his wife Lauren were married in 2008 and have two children Brooks (9) and Aleece (6).
In 2013, their daughter Aleece, was unexpectedly born with a Congenital Heart Defect that has required several open heart surgeries. They have always had a strong faith in Jesus Christ, but this rocked the family to the core and strengthened them more than ever before. Philippians 4:13 became a motto for the Davis family: “I can do all things through CHRIST who gives me strength.” While Aleece was undergoing physical open heart surgery, the family was undergoing spiritual and emotional open heart surgery. Jacob and Lauren took this experience and applied it to their passion for sharing the gospel with others. Jacob was in the corporate world as an Executive in the Energy business for 11 years before surrendering to full time vocational ministry. He served as the Student Pastor at Woodcreek Bible Church and First Baptist Henderson. Jacob and Lauren also own a sports fitness ministry- Strong Heart Fitness Ministry. Jacob also serves as the Head Basketball Coach at Full Armor Christian Academy and the Character Coach/Chaplain for Henderson High School Football.