About Bethel

 

 

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church is a bible believing, fundamental, independent, soul winning, mission supporting, Bible preaching church with a love for lost souls home and abroad. We base all our doctrine on the inspired, infallible WORD OF GOD as preserved in the King James Bible (II Timothy 3:16-17). To glorify God by making disciple’s who love God and serve Him in thought and deed. Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love God with all that is within us. Being a Christian is to be involved in a relationship with the Heavenly Father.
 
 
God has also wired us to be in relationship with other people. We all have the need to connect in meaningful ways with other people; our mission is to the world, not to ourselves. Jesus teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Church is not about us, it is about loving God and loving those in the world around us. We are driven by a vision to become a disciple making church where we can reach out not only to Louisville, but the country and beyond. To these ends we seek to provide vibrant worship services and opportunities for all ages to grow in their relationship with Christ.
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church is a different kind of church. Our goal is to open up to the world and interact with the community around us. We are unified by our common purpose—to share the love and grace of Jesus Christ to the whole world. We attempt to reflect God’s loving and caring nature so that Christ’s ministry of compassion can be extended to all those in need.

 

Meet the Staff

Brother Sonny :Pastor

Pastor Sonny Mull was born November 16th 1942. He grew up in Valdese, N.C. where his mother, Bonnie raised him in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 63 years. Sonny joined the church and was baptized as a youth, but was actually born again at the age of 20 at St. John Baptist Church. He was immediately called to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. He graduated in 1967 from Mars Hill Baptist College in Asheville N.C. with a bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Religion and a minor in Greek.

Bro. Sonny moved to Kentucky in 1967 where he attended Southern Baptist Seminary for a while! and then went into evangelism. He spent the next 5 years preaching in revivals, and anywhere he could set up his old Army mess hall tent, with 200 chairs, one string of lights, a pulpit, an altar and a King James 1611 authorized Bible.

Bro. Sonny became Pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on March 22, 1972. Thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ, the church has grown from a two room house with 2 outhouses & no indoor plumbing, to what it is today, but the KJV 1611 bible that he preaches is still the same. In 1980 he had the privilege of baptizing his 62 year old father, Fuzzy Mull, Praise God!

Bro. Sonny’s personal family includes, his beautiful wife, sister Joyce Mull, children, Eddie, Andy, and Sueanne and 6 grandchildren. His mission in life is to continue preaching salvation, through and by the blood of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. He would like to invite you to come join us in worship at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Bro. Charlie R. Matthews

Assistant Pastor/Children’s Minister

Bro. Charlie Matthews serves in two areas of ministry within Bethel. He serves alongside of his wife, Tanya Matthews as the Children Minister. They have a daughter which is six years old, named Emma. Bro. Charlie Matthews also serves along side of Bro. Sonnie Mull as the Assistant Pastor to Bethel.
Bro. Charlie Matthews received his ministry license and ordained in May 2008. Bro. Charlie Matthews graduated in December, 2015 with a Bachelors in Pastoral Ministries with a minor in Theology from Campbellsville University. He plans to pursue his Master’s degree in Theology in the near future.

The Children’s Ministry offers a program for toddlers which we refer to as “Toddlers 4 Christ” which range from three years to five years of age. Another ministry we offer for children is referred to as, “Kids 4 Christ”, which consists of the ages, six years to twelve years of age. Both of these programs meet on Sunday mornings @ 11:00 and is centered and designed upon laying a solid Biblical foundation, which children may grow up in the nurture and love from Christ. A new Children’s ministry Bethel has launched is called, “Discovery Kids” which meet on Sunday evenings at 6:00pm for all ages of children.

Barry Davis

Youth Director/Deacon

Barry was born in Louisville, KY in 1970 & began attending Bethel in 1975 with his parents. While growing up at Bethel, he attended sunday school & other childrens programs, as well as attending Bethel Christian School where he graduated in 1988.

Barry accepted Christ as his Savior in October 1981, but like many young people he struggled between serving God and dealing with the typical teenage temptations. Barry married his wife Tracy in 1990, and like many, they centered their lives around making a living. However, this changed when they began having a family, as Barry remembered the importance of being raised in church and making Christ the center of ones life. Wanting to give his two children the same opportunities he had growing up, they began attending church as a family on a regular basis. Barry rededicated his life to God, and saw both of his children accept Jesus as their savior and become active in Bethel. As he became involved in the church God opened the doors in 2005 for Barry to become the Youth Director at Bethel.

Since then Barry & Tracy have taught Bethel’s Youth-4-Truth teen group every Wednesday night. In addition, they continue to do numerous activities to help bring the teens closer to God, while also teaching them to spread His word. Barry has stated that God gave him a burden for teenagers, so that he could try to keep them from making some of the same mistakes that he made. Barry has also been a deacon since 2010, serving the church in any capacity that God allows. He is also involved in our VBS program & is instrumental in Bethel’s music ministry both singing and playing the drums.

 
 

Deacons

Darrell Wilson

 Myron Brooks