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Meet the staff at Bethel Baptist Church

John SmithJohn Smith serves as music minister at Bethel. He served in this role for several years previously and we are excited to have him back! As he was serving as interim music minister for several months, God started leading him and our search committee toward one another to bring him back to serve once again as a member of the staff. He has been married to Sheila for 40 years and they have two sons, Benji, who is a music minister as well, and Brandon, who works in the medical field and has served in the military. John is a gifted choir leader with a passion to lead the congregation to worship the Lord with their whole heart.


Chris and April MoriartyChris Moriarty has been serving as the Youth Director for Bethel Baptist Church since Oct. 2015. Previously, he served at a sister church, in the Sevier County area, as part of the praise & worship band for the church's college and career ministry and also served as a Sunday school teacher for young adults and young couples. Chris has served on several mission trips overseas including; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, two different times, once for street evangelism and a return visit with April, wife, for a medical mission trip; Khao Lak, Thailand after the Tsunami in 2004, Chris served on a construction team to help rebuild damaged homes; and Haiti in 2011 on a construction team to help build a school for local kids.

April is an RN at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville and has also served in GA's and PEP Moms. Chris and April, along with their two children, Parker and Zoe, are excited to serve the Lord at Bethel, to see what He has in store for the future of the church and the youth of Bethel.

"Above all else, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sin." 1 Peter 4:8

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