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Casey Rivers

Director of Student Ministry

My wife Doni Rivers and I married in 2006. We are both Texas natives but started our marriage in Nashville, TN. After seven years, we moved back to Texas because we have six kids, and Texas is home to all of our babysitters aka grandparents! We are proud parents to Audra, Stellan, Clara, Jude, Vivienne, and Pierce. Our hearts and quiver are full. I have pursued music with a heart for ministry for over 20 years. We became members at Bethel Bible Church South campus in 2014 and then served as youth leaders at our Whitehouse campus for three years. I am thrilled to be back at the South campus and for the opportunity to serve as Director of Student Ministries. I am also grateful to serve alongside a wonderful team of leaders who have a heart to invest and make disciples of our students for the glory of God.

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Shelby Skiles

Shelby Skiles

Student Ministry Events & Communications Coordinator - South

Hi friends! I was born and raised in Nacogdoches, Texas and moved to Tyler in 2007 for college. My husband Jonathan and I got married in July 2012 and we have one sweet daughter in heaven Sophie. We have been attending Bethel since 2010 and have been members since 2014.I was a 3rd grade teacher for 7 years and am so excited to put my experience to use in the student ministry! Jonathan and I have served all over Bethel and we are pumped for this new chapter working with Middle School and High School! My hope is to encourage and support our student leaders and directors as well as build some incredible relationships with the amazing people we have here at Bethel! This is truly an incredible place to be and I’m so excited to now be able to join in a staff capacity!  

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Lindy Britt

Childcare Coordinator - South

I’ve been attending Bethel since 1995. I graduated from SFA with a Geology degree and as a certified Science Teacher. We moved to Denton in 2001 to teach and came back here in 2010. I’ve been married to Matt for 18 years and have 3 children and a grandbaby. I started working at Bethel in 2011 and I teach private Home School Science classes when not working at Bethel.

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Jessica Hyde

Jessica Hyde

Preschool and Nursery Director - South

I was born and raised in Tyler. My husband, Jason, and I live in Bullard and have been married for seven years. We love calling Bethel our church home. We appreciate that Bethel presents the wonderful truth of eternal salvation given as a free gift, by grace, through faith alone in Christ alone. We have a three-year-old son, Lincoln, and a one-year-old daughter, Mabry. They are one of our biggest blessings. As the Nursery and Preschool Director, one of the things I enjoy most is being able to walk alongside parents and serve-team members as we lead, teach, and disciple the next generation of believers in Jesus.

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Nathanael Mattay

Elementary Ministry Director-South

Bio coming soon!

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Erica Mattay

Elementary Ministry Director- South

I was born and raised in East Texas, and I love living here! I met my husband in 2008 on a mission trip to Nigeria but didn’t get married until 2014. We have two beautiful children, Ezra and Eden. I spent five years in the classroom teaching English and History but have recently taken on the full-time job of momma at home. Nathanael and I came to Bethel in 2016 with the hope to establish roots among a community of believers that we could run alongside. My desire for Bethel Kids is that it would be a place where the gospel makes followers of Christ and that we would make much of Jesus and make Him known. I enjoy spending time on the beach, singing, reading, skiing in the mountains, and being gathered around a table full of good food with family.

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Jessie Batson Student Ministry Director- South

Jessie Batson

Family Ministry Admin & Assistant to the Senior Pastor

I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, and moved to Texas in 2011 to attend a discipleship school in Waco. I have been married to Jordan since 2015 and we have one amazing daughter, Drew (14 months). I was on staff at Bethel for two and a half years before staying home with my daughter full-time. If I’m not at my house, you can probably find me at Starbucks or on the Rose Rudman trail!

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Elizabeth Murphy

South Women's Bible Study Coordinator

Elizabeth Murphy and her husband John have been attending Bethel Bible South since 2017. As an educator and trainer, she has been able to feed her insatiable desire to learn every day and pass on learning to others. Since retiring, Elizabeth enjoys mentoring young women, Bible studies, as well as writing and serving with Womenary. From the Bible to theology to cozy and historical mysteries, Elizabeth loves to be absorbed in a book! This still leaves time for traveling with her husband, walking and hiking, old movies, and time with extended family and friends.  Elizabeth loves to walk alongside fellow Christ-chasers—learning and laughing through life!

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