Dr Josh Burnham - Senior Pastor

Dr. Josh serves as lead pastor and has guided Bethel since 2016. Josh (a MSU Bulldog) and Casey (a LSU Tiger) were married in 2006 and have two children, Eli and Erin.

Dr. Burnham has a passion for the Lord and the Sacred Scriptures, dedicating his life to studying God’s Word, completing a Ph.D. in Old Testament and Hebrew from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and teaching in the local church for almost two decades.

Pastor Josh’s heart is to see people set free and lives transformed by the redeeming work of Jesus Christ through the local church, God’s plan A to change the world!


Jared Mitchell - Worship Pastor

Jared is from Birmingham, Alabama, where he grew up and lived most of his life until he moved to Jackson, Mississippi. While in Mississippi, Jared attended Mississippi College where he earned his undergraduate degree in Christian Studies and Psychology. He and his wife, Annaclaire, who is from Fayetteville, Arkansas, met in college. They were married in 2013 and have one daughter, Presley.  


Aaron Meeks - Student Pastor

James Beachem - Lay/Congregational Pastor

Ken Roberts - Lay/Congregational Pastor

Mary Beth Brown - Director of Preschool/Children

Richard Long - Maintenance Supervisor

Eric Parsons - Director of Communications

Jessica Mayfield