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Our Deacons

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 Carr

Whitehouse Deacon

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.

Charlie Crum

Whitehouse Deacon

Work brought Charlie and his wife, Amy, to Tyler in June of 2011 and God had certainly been preparing them for East Texas. Charlie started working for Tyler Radiology Associates as a radiologist in July of 2011 and shortly thereafter found Bethel Bible Church. Charlie and Amy have been blessed with two children. Preston is their courageous boy and is 12 years old. Peyton is their sweet girl and is nine years old. Charlie and Amy love serving in the Children’s Ministry at Whitehouse. They desired to be a part of a church that encourages the members to serve. Charlie and his family love Bethel because of it’s teaching and it’s faithfulness to sound doctrine and the scriptures.

Bobby Freeman

Whitehouse Deacon

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.

Brian Kennedy

Whitehouse Deacon

Brian has been married to his wife, Mari-Carmen, since 2005, and they have three beautiful girls; two of which are school age and one pre-k. God has blessed them with a healthy home and a great community in which to raise them. Brian’s time for personal hobbies is short at this stage in life, but he very much enjoys all that his children are involved in. Being part of Bethel has helped Brian and his family grow as believers and has provided an environment of accountability as well as encouraged them to be an active part of the church and not just members. Brian and his family are blessed to be a part of Bethel Whitehouse since the beginning, witnessing the growth in relationships and looks forward to what the Lord has planned for Bethel in this community.

Scott Smith

Whitehouse Deacon

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 Stovall

Whitehouse Deacon

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.

Brian Thomas

Whitehouse Deacon

Brian is originally from Lufkin. He is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where he obtained a B.S. of Science and Geology. Brian moved to Tyler at the end of 2009 after meeting his beautiful wife, Shellie. He quickly moved into the role of father to three amazing, beautiful children, Lauren, Jaycee, and Eyan, that he is blessed to have in his life and wouldn’t have it any other way! Brian has worked alongside his wife in the home health industry for several years as a Sales Manager with At Home Home health. Brian and Shellie have lived in Whitehouse for five years and are grateful and blessed to have found Bethel and all the great people that make them their church family. Brian enjoys hunting, fishing, baseball, boating, building and being at the gym. He is a firm, fearing believer, excited and honored to serve Christ and the Church as the Lord sees fit!

Ben Turney

Whitehouse Deacon

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.