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.
Clinton has been married to his lovely wife, Allison, since 2007. They have five wonderful children and have been a part of Bethel Whitehouse since the Fall of 2014. Clinton is humbled to serve as a deacon of Bethel Whitehouse and look forward to helping the people of the church and community.
Robert “Bobby” Freeman was born in Daytona Beach, Florida and grew up in North Carolina. Bobby joined the Army at 17 and married Mary, his high school sweetheart on his 18th birthday. Near the end of his enlistment, he was introduced personally to Jesus Christ by a fellow GI named Michael Jestus. After completing his enlistment, Bobby worked as a carpenter for a while before becoming a deputy sheriff and later a municipal police officer. Bobby moved to Texas in 1983 with Mary and their four daughters, where he was a municipal officer in Orange, Texas. In 1986 Bobby began working in federal law enforcement. Mary died suddenly on Good Friday, 1990, which became a defining moment for the family. By God’s abundant grace and with the help of many good friends the family moved on, never forgetting Mary who laid a solid foundation for them. Bobby was blessed to marry Sara in 2002 and she took over Mom duties for their girls including a new addition, Kylee, who has been a member of the family for eleven years. Bobby retired from federal service in 2009. From 2013 to 2017 he worked for WISD in the Life skills classrooms and as a substitute teacher. Bobby has grown closer to Jesus and become more aligned with the Father’s will through his association with the body of Christ at Bethel.
Scott has been with his wife Donna since high school and married a few months after graduation. Scott and Donna have two beautiful girls that are currently in college. Scott enjoys fishing and spending time with nieces and nephews in his spare time. Bethel has been a big part of their family growing spiritually. Scott is involved and volunteers in different departments of the church. Scott has seen growth in his personal and spiritual life over the last few years. He is a firm believer in his faith and is excited to serve the Lord in any way He has planned.
Ben grew up in East Texas and his family attended Bethel Bible church in the early days. He graduated from Whitehouse High School and then Texas Texas A&M University. Ben has been married to his wonderful wife Kristen since 2007, and is blessed to have two healthy, happy children. Avery is his beautiful, creative daughter, and Reid is his fun, energetic son. Ben and Kristen have been attending Bethel Whitehouse since 2017 and have enjoyed helping with the children’s ministry. Being a part of the Bethel community has been an encouraging, meaningful experience for the whole family.
Ben moved to Tyler in 1990 to be a part of the Apache Punch TJC drum line. He later met his wife Candi and they were married in 1995. Together they have three daughters, Sierra, a 2019 UNT graduate, Savannah, a 2020 Texas A&M-Commerce graduate and Summer who is currently in 7th grade at Whitehouse. Ben has worked in the mental health field for almost 20 years. Ben and Candi visited Bethel Whitehouse and he noticed the praise team was missing the percussion part. He was able to become a part of the Worship Team ever since. Being a part of Bethel Whitehouse and their Life Group has helped Ben recognize the simplicity of the Gospel and the omnipotence of God. He prays to be good stewards of time, talents and gifts.