I am originally from Union County, NC. God blessed me by giving me two awesome believers as parents who raised my sister and me by the principles of God’s Word. I was fortunate to come to know Christ as Lord at a young age and began to learn the wonderful Spirit-filled life while I was in college. The Lord gave me the privilege of marrying my bride, Christie, and truly gave me my rib back! She is my best friend and wonderful mom to our precious two children. My call is to assist followers of Jesus to learn what it is to live in the power of the Holy Spirit and learn to break free from the power of sin by focusing more on simply enjoying Him and everything about that relationship. Christ has taught me how to enjoy life in all its fullness and I love being in the outdoors. I own a four-wheeler and like trail-riding, mud slinging, and going where no four-wheeler has gone before.
Rockne Ragsdale, Jr.
I am the Minister of Music and Worship. He became a part of Bethlehem Baptist’s staff in March 2015. I have been involved with the Music Ministry since 1976 serving churches in Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky, and now South Carolina. My home state is Illinois. He graduated from Century High School Ullin, Illinois in 1975, Shawnee Community College Ullin, IIlinois in 1977, Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 1980 and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1982. He was licensed into the Gospel ministry in 1978 and later ordained in 1980.
I have been married to Dianne since June 21, 1977. We have two children and four grandchildren.