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Brandon Pugh

Pastor

Office: 615-643-0230
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Brandon came to us by way of Harlan, KY in September of 2015. Raised in Cullman, AL, Brandon was called into gospel ministry when he was in college. Later he received his Master Degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctorate from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Brandon married a hometown girl, Tracy, over twenty years ago, and they have six kids: Britt, Brooks, Breanna, Brayden, Braxton, and Bridgette. (Yes, we have tried to change Tracy's name to a B-R combination, albeit unsuccessfully.)

Like most sane people from Alabama (and really the universe), he roots for the Crimson Tide, enjoys fishing, gardening, a little golf, baseball, and reading history. Most of all, he spends his free time with his family, whom he loves very much.

 

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Stacy Stinson

Daycare Director

Office: 615-643-0230
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Hi my name is Stacy Stinson. I am the director for Bethel Baptist Christian Preschool. I am married to Tracy Stinson, and we have four wonderful children, Seth, Rachel, Noah and Ethan.

My family and I have been members at Bethel Baptist Church since 1999. In that time it has been my privilege to serve as Parent's Day Out director, assistant Preschool director, and since 2003 the director of Bethel Baptist Christian Preschool.

The goal of our preschool is to reach out into our community by providing a loving Christian environment where children can learn biblical truths and principles as well as develop spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally and socially. It is also our goal to develop relationships of mutual trust and create partnerships with the families we serve.

It is an honor to be able to serve my Heavenly Father through the preschool ministry here at Bethel Baptist Church.

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Brandon Carder

Associate Pastor of Youth and Discipleship

Office: 615-643-0230
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Brandon grew up not too far from here in Athens, TN. After he graduated from high school, he enlisted into the Army as a combat medic in which he served two deployments in Bagdad, Iraq. After completion of his service, Brandon attended the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga where he was awarded his bachelor’s degree. During this time Brandon came to know Christ as his Lord and savior and desired to change his career track to vocational ministry. He attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall of 2013 and graduated with a Master of Divinity in December 2016.

After finding God’s match for him, Brandon married his beautiful bride Heather Carder in the summer of 2014. God has now blessed them with their first child- Adalee Carder, and both look forward to having more in the near future God willing.

Brandon has a passion for the Word of God, discipling others, and apologetics. Outside of ministry work, as a life-long Vols fan, he roots hard for the big orange year round, enjoys exercising, playing sports, games, and movie dates with his wife.