Bethsalem Baptist Church
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Connecting People...Transforming Lives

meet the staff

Justin Thomas, Pastor  
Justin is the newest addition to the Bethsalem staff.  He was officially called as pastor on May 11, 2014.  Justin, a native Floridian, is 48 years old.  He and his wife of 23 years, Renie, have three children: Jordan (17), Jaden (7) and Joshua (5).  Justin first sensed God's call to vocational ministry after serving in the military as a helicopter crew chief.  Justin holds a Bachelors in Theology from Atlantic Baptist Bible College and is currently studying to complete his Master of Arts in Religion through Liberty University.  After graduating college, Justin and Renie served as church planting missionaries in both Russia and Slovakia. Since then, Just has served as senior pastor of several churches in Virginia, North Carolina, and most recently in Ohio.  He and his family enjoy the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and sports.  Justin's desire is to help lead God's innovative work at Bethsalem to reach the community and the world for Christ.   

Shirley has been our Ministry Assistant since Janury, 1995. She handles all of the church office details. She is the friendly voice you hear when you call the church. She is a lifelong member of Bethsalem. Shirley is married to Billy Smith. They have one son, Mark, who is married to Sheryl, and two grandchildren, Tiffany and Drew.