Staff in Anson

Senior Pastor - Cody Cochran

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

Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Hanging out in the mountains, Anything 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”

Favorite Movies: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Wayne) and Lonesome Dove

Favorite Foods: T-bone steak, Calf fries, Fried catfish, and Tubby’s chicken fried steak

Contact: cody@bethel-anson.com

Executive Pastor - Troy Cooper

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

Hobbies: Watching the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys with my kids and 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

Favorite Movies: Action Movies (no chick-flicks)

Favorite Foods: Mexican Food and Steak

Contact: troy@bethel-anson.com

Associate Pastor - Riley Carver

Family: Married to Stephanie for 22 years, and have two kids, Carson and Riley Paige

Hobbies: Coyote hunting, riding horses and chasing kids

What I like best about my ministry: Being able to travel around and see God working in the different communities and churches

Favorite Bible Verses:
Philippians 3:13-14-
13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Favorite Movies: Jeremiah Johnson, Last of the Mohicans and The Patriot

Favorite Foods: Beef

Contact: riley@bethel-anson.com

Worship Pastor - Conner Rice

Administrative Assistant - Kay Hager

Family: Married to David, have two daughters Leslie & Krystal “T” one grandson Cade and one granddaughter Kenzie.

Hobbies: Watching the grandkids show livestock and play sports, reading, playing cards with all the family, going to the mountains and watching the horses race, 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.

Favorite Movies: Home Alone, Pure Country, and Blindside.

Favorite Foods: Mexican food, Cheeseburgers and Steaks (etc) that are cooked over mesquite.

Contact: kay@bethel-anson.com

Staff in Sweetwater

Sweetwater Campus Pastor - Carter Edmondson

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

Hobbies: Hangin’ with Pastor Cody, and formerly rodeo, golf, basketball, also, whatever my girls 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 step into and mature in this reality.

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

Favorite Movies: Braveheart, Gladiator, Tombstone, The Natural

Favorite Foods: Mexican food, Crawfish Etouffe, Good steak, Lobster tail

Contact: carter@bethel-anson.com

Staff in Albany

Albany Campus Pastor - Luke Spraberry

Family: Wife Betsy, Daughters Maggie & Wren

Hobbies: Anything with my family and building things.

What I like best about my ministry: I love how ministry is always changing and always new and through it you can watch the lives of people 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
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

Favorite Movies: Lonesome Dove, The Cowboys and The Rounders.

Favorite Foods: Any type of Mexican Food and Beef.

Contact: luke@bethel-anson.com