Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart

Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart
Reverend Dr. Timothy Stewart, Pastor of the historic Bethel Baptist Church in Nassau, Bahamas, is an accomplished National and International spiritual and civic leader. Dr. Stewart is a truly gifted and anointed pastor/teacher with eloquence and effectiveness par excellence, with the heart, soul and mind of a humble Servant of God.
Having received the call to become the Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church at the age of twenty-five, Dr. Stewart has become one of the longest serving pastors of the oldest Baptist church in The Bahamas, and the oldest continuing Baptist church in the Caribbean. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Stewart has faithfully served God and the constituencies of Bain and Grants Town, which are among the largest and oldest working-class communities in The Bahamas. Today he still provides food (over 30,000 meals per year), clothing, counselling, educational development opportunities and other important human services to these communities freely. Pastor Stewart’s leadership has been demonstrated for decades and this sacred gift has elevated him in August 2018, to become the first ever non-American to ascend to President of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. which has membership of more than 2.5 million believers throughout North America, the Caribbean and the world. PNBC is a preeminent religious entity headquartered in Washington, DC with worldwide reach through its member churches, whose mandate is to give full voice, sterling leadership and active support to the American and world fight for human freedom. The Convention was the convention-denominational home and platform for the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and is now led by Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart.
Dr. Stewart’s National accomplishments are many. He is the Moderator of the Bethel Baptist Association in Nassau, Bahamas, having served in this capacity since 1997. The Association comprises seventeen Bahamian churches throughout the archipelago of The Bahamas, and Dr. Stewart is a past Executive Board Member of the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention. Dr. Stewart has taken on a leadership challenge as a National voice to provide spiritual guidance to Political leaders and Bahamians in general on matters affecting National Development, and more specifically underprivileged people. He has served as board member to a plethora of organizations in the Bahamas including the Prerogative of Mercy Board, Judicial Review Commission, Hospital and Health Care Facilities Licensing Board, Chaplain of the House of Assembly, Board Member of the Bahamas Development Bank and Member of The Bahamas Juvenile Panel.
His early Christian training included a 1980 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible and Theology with a minor in History and Social Science from the American Baptist College. Dr. Stewart pursued a Master of Divinity Degree in Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, but during his matriculation he was called home to Nassau to Pastor Bethel Baptist Church. Nevertheless, he continued his formal education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky between 1980-1982, and was awarded the Master of Divinity and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Eastern Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Stewart is married to Sharon Stewart (nee Williams) and they have three sons, Timothy II, Henry and Gardner.

Rev. Laurie Patricia Bethell

Associate Minister

Rev. Laurie Patricia Bethell
Rev. Laurie Patricia Bethell.
EDUCATION:
Government High School (1957 to 1962)
College of the Bahamas (Fellow of the Bahamas Institute of Bankers – 1977)
University of Miami (MBA (Magna Cum Laude) – 1985)
EMPLOYMENT:
1st March, 2007 to present: Bethel Baptist Church (Business Manager)
May, 1981 to March, 2007: Gibson & Company (Office Manager (1981 to 1995); Corporate and Client Services (1995 to 2007)
1968 to May, 1981: Central Bank of The Bahamas – Bank Supervision Department (Positions held: Secretary, Administrative Assistant, Supervisor and Deputy Manager)
1967 to 1968: Ministry of Tourism (Executive Secretary to Director of Tourism)
1962 – 1967: Algoma Adjusters Limited (Secretary to the President)
MARITAL STATUS:
Husband: Willis George Bethell (married for 54 years)
CHILDREN:
1 daughter – Nichelle Lisa Bethell, and 1 son – Trevor Bethell
1 Daughter- in-Law (Rev. Christina Bethell)
1 Grandson – Amarri Bethell; 1 Grand Daughter – Adeia Bethell
CHURCH:
Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street, Nassau, Bahamas
CHURCH POSITIONS:
May 2003 to present: Associate Minister, Bethel Baptist Church (Ordained 18th May, 2003);
May 2003 to May 2012: President, Women’s Department, Bethel Baptist Association
1993 to 2003: Deaconess (Chairperson Deaconess Board)
1985 to 1988: President, Bethel’s Women’s Fellowship

Rev. Christopher Brown, J.P.

Associate Minister

Rev. Christopher Brown.
Son of the Late Rev. Dr. H.W. Brown (Former Senior Pastor at The Historic Bethel Baptist Church for 40 years).
Married to the former Gesele Moss.
President of Tripoint Communications Ltd.
Father of four children: Quialashon, Christopher Jr. Gabriel & Azaleah.
Graduated with honors in 1980 from Barber-Scotia College in North Carolina (Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Minor in Accounting).
Member of Bethel Baptist Church for over fifty years.
Currently serves as an associate minister at Bethel Baptist Church.
Ordained to the ministry in May, 2003, having previously served as a deacon.
Favorite scripture: Matthew 6:33.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Rev. A. Dewitt Hutcheson

Associate Minister

Rev. A. Dewitt Hutcheson
Rev. A Dewitt Hutcheson.
I was licensed to preach the gospel in January, 1983 at Bethel Baptist Church. I have forty-three (43) years’ experience in Christian work.
I received ministerial training at American Baptist College, Nashville, Tennessee, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Theology and Psychology with honors. I was ordained to the sacred gospel ministry July 6th, 1986 under the leadership of Pastor Timothy Stewart at Bethel Baptist Church. I also continued further studies towards the Master’s Degree in Social Work at Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky in 1989.

I currently serve as a staff Minister of Visitation at Bethel Baptist Church (1992-present), member of the juvenile panel (1993-present) and Marriage Counselor, and lecturer at Bethel’s School of Ministry. Therefore, I also serves as a Marriage Officer at Sandals Royal Bahamian since 1996 and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2016.

Rev. Lavette E. McFall

Associate Minister

Rev. Lavette Mcfall
Rev. Lavette E. McFall.
Rev. Lavette E. McFall is an ordained Minister, Preacher, Teacher, Certified Coach, Trainer, Speaker, Advisor, Administrator and Consultant. She walks confidently in her calling and her anointing and understands her Godly heritage.
Rev McFall was christened and confirmed at the age of ten at St Mary’s the Virgin Anglican Church, but shortly thereafter, joined her mother at the Historic Bethel Baptist church where she made an open confession of her faith and was further discipled and baptized. The call of God on her life was recognized early by her spiritual leaders and she was mentored and appointed as a leader in various ministries of the church and is currently serving as an Associate Minister with responsibility as Administrator to the overall ministry.
Rev. Lavette has a proud history of religious and civic service to our Lord and to The Bahamas and has served on numerous local and international government and church boards.
Professionally, Rev. McFall has achieved many certifications and professional designations and has been a pioneer in the field of Orthodontics in The Bahamas for almost two decades. With this same passion, she founded and operates her own consulting Firm, a vision to make the kingdoms of this world the kingdom of our God. Additionally, she is co-owner (along with her husband) and senior vice-president of Money Managers Co Ltd. She is an international lecturer for the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Incorporated U.S.A. school of Congress and has recently completed her Master’s Degree in Christian Studies/Theology at the esteemed Luther Rice Theological College and Seminary. She is also a Licensed Justice of the Peace of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
She is a sought-after preacher and speaker, and has ministered in many churches and organizations across the archipelago of The Bahamas, including youth and women’s retreats, primary and high schools, business organizations and other public forums.
Rev. McFall’s life is all about the development of God’s people and His Kingdom. She has been commissioned by God to tear Satan’s kingdom down, winning souls for the Kingdom of God. She stands as a testimony that God can use whomever He chooses as long as the vessel is saved, yielded, crucified and available for the Master’s use. Rev. McFall is happily married to Rev. Patrick McFall and are the proud legal Guardians of A’mya Maddison Elise.

Rev. Charles Moxey

Associate Minister

Rev. Charles Moxey
Rev. Charles Moxey
Rev. Charles Tindley Moxey was born August 31st, 1939 in New Providence to Herman and Rose Moxey. He attended St. Francis school, Western Junior and Senior Schools. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Education at Florida Memorial College in 1970. He started a career in education the same year and taught at Jordan Prince Williams, C.I. Gibson High, C.C. Sweeting High, S.C. McPherson, Government High School and St. Augustine’s College.
Rev. Moxey was an Evangelist as a young man in the 1950s and was known as a fiery preacher who held many street meetings, spreading the gospel throughout Bain and Grants Town. He was ordained as a Minister at New Covenant Baptist church in 1984. Rev. Moxey had a Prison Evangelism ministry for 13 years. Under this ministry, many inmates gave their hearts to the Lord.
Rev. Moxey is married to the former Sheila Taylor and has 3 children, 1 daughter in law and 3 grand children.