Reverend John Graham is married to Tabitha Wiley Graham and they have 4 children, “LiL” John III, Andrew, Matthew and Abigail. He has been the Senior Pastor here at Bethesda Fellowship since April 2008. He comes with many years of ministry serving as full-time evangelist, music ministries in several churches and then associate Pastor before coming here as the Senior Pastor. He is an Ordained Minister through the Congregational Holiness Church. He knows what it is to be faithful and serve with a committed servant’s heart, if there has ever been a man with a heart of a pastor it is he. God has touched Pastor John and ordained him to be a “pastor to pastors” and a “minister to ministers” encouraging the ministry and making mentors out of those he has mentored.
With an apostolic anointing God through him has caused many that were discourage, wanting to quit the ministry to find a new anointing and a new breath of God with purpose and power. His heart is to lead you into the presence of the Lord that change will come.
Pastor John and is truly a visionary. BFC through his leadership and vision has grown in numbers and had to increase the size of the current sanctuary and classes to accommodate growth. He has a vision to build a larger facility to meet the demands of growth and with a heart to reach our community and city through the gospel; he has lead us into prayer service at the “Big Red Apple” downtown Cornelia representing touching our city and community through prayers.
He leads by example and has a heart for ministry.
Elected by his peers, Pastor John serves the North Georgia District of the Congregational Holiness Church as district secretary .
The 1st family of Bethesda Fellowship
Our 1st Lady of the house is Mrs. Tabitha Wiley Graham, she comes from a long heritage of Generals in the faith that has for many years blazed the mission field for the gospel of Christ. Tabitha has the heart of a worshipper as well as that servant’s heart for people. She is reaching and touching the lost at any cost or effort and it is her heart’s desire to lead you into God’s presence where you can experience a relationship with Him for yourself.
Tabitha has an ability to touch the hearts young ladies and older alike developing them into the vessel that God is able to use. She sees no racial, denominational nor financial boundaries. She sees all as a soul that Christ desires to set free.
“Lil” John III is an anointed vessel of God, a percussionist and plays in our band on Sundays and leads worship in our Worship Youth Band on Wednesday Night at the Wall. He is a talented song writer and has written several songs about life’s everyday struggles and how God can use them to change your life. John is married to Ms. Shelby McNalley Graham where she is also involved with many fascists of ministry here at BFC.
Andrew is also an anointed young man coming up with the ability to lead worship. He has a heart for God through praise and worship, a talented musician and plays for the Youth Worship team at the Wall each Wednesday night.
Matthew is a young man with a heart of God, tender toward the gospel and the lost and is such a leader and encourager in everyday life. He is learning the piano and wanting to be a part of the Youth Worship team sometime later.
He loves the outdoors, gardening and camping and is a true survivalist.
Abigail is the youngest of the Graham children. She is the typical church child, and has such a heart for babies. Abigail can be a leader, she has the ability to get everyone she is around onto her page. She too has a heart for worship and is a part of “Steadfast Worship Team” leading everyone into His presence through interpret dance.
So as you can see the 1st Family of BFC is such a vital and important part of this church, we are blessed to have them and we love them.
Bishop Kevin Magness is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God, Cleveland, TN. Kevin has been Full-time ministry now for 36 yrs, evangelizing the southeastern United State as well as several Foreign Countries spreading the gospel of Christ to the lost and hurting humanity. Kevin began here at BFC 5 years ago as the Administrative Pastor/Music and Youth. In his ministry music has always been a vital part, he loves leading everyone into the presence of the Lord that they might receive from HIS hand. Bishop still travels some to help bring revival to an area, He is wanting to see our Community won for the gospel sake and whatever it takes he is willing to go the extra mile. Pastor Kevin resides in Lula, Ga.
Pastor Michael Miguel serves as the Lead Pastor of the Hispanic congregation here at BFC. He currently holds ministerial credentials with the Congregational Holiness Church, Inc., Griffin, Ga. Pastor Michael has the heart of a servant and carries a burden for the lost generation. He and his team goes out into the community many times a month witnessing and sharing the love of Jesus. It has been an honor and a enjoyable time to work with this family and to see the heart they have.
Pastor Michael is married to Ivette where she too has a heart of a servant and carries that anointing upon her life also. They have 4 beautiful daughter, Nellie, Roxy, Haley and the baby girl. They reside in Habersham County, Ga.
Come and meet Pastor Michael and Ivette and you too will feel like you are a part of their family too.
The bible states that the Body of Christ was to choose men of a good report to be over the business of the church. these men of God where just elected by the Body here at BFC to serve as deacons.
(from L to R) Jeremy Ivester, Jerry Luke, Robert Brundage, Perry McDonald.
(sitting) Jim Redd, Pastor John Graham and Lamar Parker, Vice Chairman. Frances Hill , Financial/ Secretary
BFC is blessed to have these men of God serving the Body.