Ken has been Bethany’s pastor since July, 2011. A native of Auburn, Alabama, he is a graduate of Troy University and received his Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Ken and his wife, Shannon, have been married since 1996 and have three children: Olivia, Logan, and Clara.
Pastor of Music
Shawn was raised in the Atlanta area, has served as Minister of Music in several churches, and has taught voice and piano. He received his business degree from Samford University and his Master of Church Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Shawn and his wife, Kelly, have been married since 2008 and have two children: Anne Catherine and Claire.
Pastor of Students and Media
Jeff has served Bethany as Pastor of Students and Media since March 24, 2014. He grew up in East Tennessee and graduated from Carson-Newman College with a bachelor’s in Religion and History. He has also received his Master of Divinity Degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeff and his wife Angela have been married since 2005 and have three children: Noah, Emma, and Cora.
Marilyn Anderson has served Bethany as ministry assistant since December 1998. Marilyn, who was born in Louisville, earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of Louisville. In addition to her duties at church, Marilyn tutors English and serves as a freelance editor of doctoral dissertations and papers for seminary (and other) students, as well as of Christian books and newsletters. Marilyn and her husband, Larry, have been married since 1981 and have two grown children, “Dr.” Jimmy and Michelle (Shelley).
Jim has served Bethany as Financial Administrator since April 1, 2014. A native of Louisville, Jim is a graduate of Bellarmine University with a bachelor’s in Accounting. Jim has spent his 40+ year professional career working as Director of Finance in not-for-profit agencies. Jim and his wife Peggy have been married since 1999 and have six grown children and six grandchildren.