Our Staff


We would like you to meet our staff. We praise the Lord for the godly leadership He has placed here to shepherd over our church family. Below you will find our leadership team pictures and short biographies.  

Brian Norman
Senior Pastor


Pastor Norman began his ministry with the Bethel family in 2012. Following graduation from Bob Jones University in 1994, he and Laura have served in various fields of ministry. From Illinois, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York, Pastor Norman has been involved in Youth Ministry, Outreach, and Senior Pastoral ministry. Pastor Norman recently graduated with his Doctorate in Biblical Exposition from Andersonville Seminary. Pastor and Laura have been married for over 25 years and they have three wonderful children. Pastor enjoys studying, spending time with his family, and sports. Pastor’s burden and mission for Bethel is to make, mature, and mobilize authentic followers of Jesus Christ!

Don Alexander
Music Director


Don attended Baptist Bible College majoring in Voice. He took on the position of Music Director in 2013. Since then, he has put his heart into this ministry through leading the music for the congregation, the Choir, and the Orchestra. Don seeks every aspect of this ministry to be Biblical. Don and Joanne have been members here since 1995. They have two grown children. 

Bobby Jordan
Pastor Emeritus


Pastor Jordan graduated from Piedmont Baptist College (now named Piedmont International University) in 1966 and started the ministry of Bethel Baptist Church in 1972. He pastored our church for 35 years before retiring. He is still active in the church through driving the bus for various church activities. He enjoys reading and is a history buff on the city of Raleigh and town of Cary. Pastor and Sandra have been married over 50 years and have two adult children, and four grandchildren. 

Janet Houck
Administrative Assistant


Janet graduated from Shippensburg University. She served as our church secretary from 2008-2010. She rejoined our staff as an administrative assistant in the summer of 2018. Her initiative to refine office procedures makes her a blessing.  Janet serves in our choir and helps her husband with our young adult group and enjoys walking, reading, and baking when not keeping up with her adult children.


If you would like to speak with one of our pastors, contact our church office at (919) 467-6789 or send us an           

Our Deacons


Pat Bostic


Pat joined the Bethel church family in 1996. Along with Pat’s responsibilities as one of our deacons, he was our Awana Commander from 2010-2018 and did a great job in this ministry to our children. He and his wife Wendy have two sons.

Bart Houck


Bart has been a member here at Bethel since 1994. He and his wife Janet serve in our young adult ministry, sing in the choir, and he is our Family Bible Study Superintendent. Bart and Janet have two grown children. Bart’s heart for service and wisdom make him a great addition to our leadership team.

Erik Melton


Erik and Cena joined the Bethel family in 2019. He sings in our choir and at times leads our congregational singing. Cena heads up our kitchen crew and fellowship events. Erik and Cena have two adult sons.

Jason Murray


Jason has been a member of Bethel since 2012. Jason has been instrumental in our sound ministry over the past few years. Both he and his wife Jessica have had a part of our youth ministries, both children and teens. They have one daughter.

Alex Paul


Alex and his wife Gwen are involved in our Family Bible Study as teachers, our Primetimers ministry, and Gwen is a Biblical counselor and sings in the choir. They have been members here at Bethel since 1995. Alex and Gwen have two adult sons.  Their faithful examples are an encouragement to those who are following their footsteps.

Chris Petersen


Chris and his wife Amy have been members here since 2002. Chris sings in our choir ministry. Amy is the director of our Nursery. Showing servant-leadership in action, you can often find them helping out in the kitchen after an activity. They have three adult children.

Steve Sanderford


Steve and Pam have been faithful members of Bethel since 2003. Steve is currently part of our security team and helps with mowing our grounds. Pam is always ready to greet you with a smile as you enter our church lobby. Steve and Pam have three adult children.