Church Staff

Church Staff


Administrative Staff

220 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
Tel: (404) 827-9707 | Fax:(404) 223-3060


Senior Pastor - Rev. John Foster, Ph.D. Ext. 111
Special Assistant to the Pastor -
Rev. Charmain Purvis
Ext. 105
Christian Education Director-
Rev. Monica Jones, Ph.D.
Ext. 101
Business Manager - Ed Jones Ext. 109
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor - Theresa Strother Ext. 102 
Administrative Assistant for Special Projects - Phyllislorena Smiley NA
Minister of Music - Nate Fisher Ext. 104
THRIVE Young Adult and College Ministry -
Interim Director - Cornelius Pettway
Ext. 112 

Youth Recreation Center –
Bethel Saturday School Academy –
Juvenile Justice Ark of Safety
Community Outreach Ministry – Rev.
Bessie Donaldson

Ext. 106

Graphic Designer - Martinique Mix Ext. 103

Big Bethel AME Church


Ministerial Staff

220 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
Tel: (404) 827-9707 | Fax:(404) 223-3060


Senior Pastor – Reverend John Foster, Ph.D.  -

Last First Title Assigned Ministry Email
Askin Shrala Rev. Youth Ministry
Buford Jessica Rev. Thrive Young Adult Ministry
Davis George Rev.    
Donaldson Bessie Rev. Discipleship New Members/Saturday Academy
Hobbs Wilbert Rev. Prison Ministry
Holness-Roland Ali Rev. Youth Ministry
Jones Evelyn Rev. Women’s/THBB/NM
Jones Monica Rev.Dr. Christian Education
Lawrence Jermaine Bro. Worship Monitor/Saturday School 
Lewis Andrea Rev. Women’s Ministry
Maddox Charlene Rev.Dr. Finance
Miley Betty Rev.    
Pettway Cornelius Bro. AV/Thrive Young Adult Ministry
Purvis Charmain Rev. DiscipleshipNew Members/TrinityHouse-Big Bethel
Senatle Gwen Rev. Grief Ministry
Spottsville William Rev. Prayer Ministry, DNM
Stephens Sam Bro.
Williams Elaine Sis. NM, THBB
Williams-Rucker Jacqueline Rev.
Morgan White Lairalaine Rev.Dr. Women’s Ministry
Young Joyce Rev. Emily’s Haven/Choir/Jazz Vespers

Worship and Arts Staff

220 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
Tel: (404) 827-9707 | Fax:(404) 223-3060


Name Position(s) Email  
Nathaniel Fisher, Jr. Minister of Worship & Arts; 
Big Bethel Chorale Director;
Remnants of Praise Director  
Phillip Skerrett, Jr. Senior Pipe Organist  
Kelvin Thompson Pipe Organist  
Derrick E. John Organist/Keyboardist;
Big Bethel Praise Team Director  
Maurice Price Percussionist  
Terence Bridges Bass Guitarist    
Alex Walke, Jr. Saxophonist  
Monique Griffiths Johnson-Schofield Male Choir Director   
Nicole Chapman Bearden-Scott Youth Choir Director  
Tamika Kelly Babcock-Young Voices of Unity Director  
Rosalyn Bussey-Johnson Kwanza-Sol Dance Ministry Director  
Jory Young Signs of Praise Mime Ministry Director  
Rose Schofield Hands for Christ Signing Ministry Director  
Wesley Jackson Big Bethel Orchestra Director    
Rev.  Joyce Young Jazz Vespers Ministry Leader  
Phyllislorena Smiley Video Technician, AV Ministry Director  
Brandon Collins Sound Engineer  
Cornelius Pettway Next Shift  Praise Team Director;
Lighting & Video Technician  
Martinique Mix Social Media & Graphics Specialist  
Morgan Johnson Video Technician- Next Shift  
Brenda G. Thomas Big Bethel Handbell Choir Director  
Shelley Webster Big Bethel Chorale President  
Richard Marion Johnson-Schofield Male Choir President  
Clarissa Robinson Babcock-Young Voices of Unity President

Stephanie Moore Big Bethel Praise Team Business Manager