Mike Emeott, Interim Pastor
In 1998 Mike Emeott started out in ministry as a bi-vocational Children’s Director first and then as Minister of Missions. However, in 2007 he felt God calling him to commit to ministry full-time, which he has been dedicated to ever since. Upon retiring as the Executive Pastor at First Baptist Church of Newnan, he thought his time as a church staff member was over, but God had other plans. After one year of retirement, God opened a door for him to use his gifts and abilities at Bethlehem Baptist Church during their interim period between pastors. He hopes to fully serve God’s will through ministry and prayer during this important transition and knows Bethlehem is alive and ready for the next chapter in its life. Pastor Mike has been married to his wife Cathy for 39 years and during that time God has blessed them with four children and eleven grandchildren.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” – Psalm 46:10
Mark Toole, Music Minister
Mark Toole accepted Christ as his saviour in sixth grade during a local VBS. Later, when he was 17 years old he felt the call to ministry while attending a youth group conference. Once he finished high school, Mark began to pursue that calling by earning a BA in Music/Vocal Performance from Atlanta Christian College (now Point University). After earning his degree, he was finally able to fulfill his calling to the music ministry at a local church in Duluth, GA. He has continued to pursue his work in ministry in the eleven years since, wherever God has taken him. That journey brought him and his wife Robyn to Bethlehem Baptist Church almost five years ago, where he has enjoyed serving through leading worship and directing the choir.
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:8-10
Adam Cain, Associate Pastor of Youth
Adam Cain grew up in church but never gave his life to the Lord until he was 17 and in college. He began to get active in local church after he moved to Sharpsburg in 1997. He was volunteered for a youth VBS in 2000, which led to the creation of a weekly youth service. He has served at four churches in the Coweta area over those years. He is a follower of Christ first and foremost, a husband second, and a father third. Serving as a youth minister is unapologetically fourth in his priorities. He loves working with students and has no doubt that this is the area of ministry God has called him to. He has been serving as the Associate Pastor of Youth at Bethlehem for three years and humbly believes he is a gift to the church as he is fulfilling God’s plan to serve youth. He has been married to Dana Cain since 1995 and they have two sons.
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. – Ephesians 4:11-13
Renee Walker, Children’s Director
Renee Walker has a heart for children and felt God calling her into the ministry in 2014. She has been teaching Sunday School and helping with VBS for four years and for the past two years she has been the VBS Director. For the past three years she has been acting as the volunteer Children’s Director before the church was able to hire her into an official staff position in December of 2019. Renee has six children, one of whom still lives at home, and five grandchildren! She loves seeing how children love to read from God’s word and pray, and thinks watching their faces light up when they talk about God is truly an amazing thing to see!
14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” – Matthew 19:14