Staff in Anson

Senior Pastor - Cody Cochran

Family: Married to Jennifer aka “Tubby”; 2 sons, Will and Jesse Pate, and 1 daughter, Claira Lynne.

Hobbies: Running, cooking, spending time in the mountains, hanging out with Tubby and the kids, and helping Pastor Carter have fun!

What I like about my ministry: Helping people find hope; Seeing lives turned around, and showing others that serving Jesus can be fun and exciting!

Favorite Bible Verses:
Colossians 3:23 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men”
Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
1 Kings 2:2 “I go the way of the earth: be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man”


Executive Pastor - Troy Cooper

Family: Wife – Stephanie, 2 Daughters – Carlie and Cassidy, and 2 Sons – Creed and Colson.

Hobbies: Spending time at the beach, watching the Dallas Cowboys with my kids, and going on road trips with my family.

What I like best about my ministry: Serving the church, serving others, and helping Pastor Cody with the day to day business.

Favorite Bible Verses: Ephesians 2:1-10


Associate Pastor - Riley Carver

Family: Wife – Stephanie, 2 kids – Carson and Riley Paige

Hobbies: Coyote hunting, riding horses and doing life with my family.

What I like best about my ministry: Seeing God working in the different communities and churches through Bethel.

Favorite Bible Verses: Philippians 3:13-14


Worship Pastor - Conner Rice

Administrative Assistant - Kay Hager

Family: Husband – David, 2 daughters – Leslie & Krystal “T”

1 grandson – Cade and 3 granddaughters – Kenzie, Blakeleigh, & Emery

Hobbies: Watching the grandkids show livestock and play sports, reading, playing cards with all the family, going to the mountains and watching the horse races, going to PBR events and watching my Texas Aggies “GIG ‘EM!”

What I like best about my ministry: I love that we have a place to freely worship God with awesome Pastors who preach the word and teach us directly from the Bible! We have a very friendly and loving church family.

Favorite Bible Verses: Philippians 3:13-14, Numbers 6:24-26, Psalm 37:4, Philippians 4:13, John 15:12, and Jeremiah 29:11.


Pastoral Assistant - Carlie Cooper

Staff in Sweetwater

Sweetwater Campus Pastor - Carter Edmondson

Family: Wife – Tessa, 2 Daughters – Nealy and Hallie Rose, and son Clay – Mighty Man.

Hobbies: Rodeo, golf, basketball, hangin’ with Pastor Cody, doing whatever my kids are doing, and watching ESPN.

What I like best about my ministry:  I discovered that I was a child of God and His plan was better than mine. Assisting others as they step into and mature in this reality.

Favorite Bible Verses: Romans 8:28, Romans 12:2, John 15:5, Joshua 1:9, and Acts 1:8


Staff in Albany

Albany Campus Pastor - Luke Spraberry

Family: Wife – Betsy, 2 Daughters – Maggie & Wren

Hobbies: Building Bits & Spurs, and hanging out with my wife & kids!

What I like best about my ministry: I love how ministry is always changing and always new! You get a front row seat to watching people’s lives be changed.

Favorite Bible Verses:
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Psalm 139:7-12