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 Cell Email
Askin Shrala Rev. Youth Ministry 678-431-9376
Buford Jessica Rev. Thrive Young Adult Ministry
Davis George Rev.   404-696-8592  
Donaldson Bessie Rev. Disciple/Sat. Academy 404-579-9407
Hobbs Wilbert Rev. Prison Ministry 678-442-1388
Holness-Roland Ali Rev. Youth Ministry 202-368-5851
Hunter Rosie Rev. Big Bethel Village/Seniors 404-438-1315
Jones Evelyn Rev. Women’s/THBB/NM 678-361-3724
Jones Monica Rev.Dr. Christian Education 404-584-0514
Langley Willie Rev. Sick & Shut In 404-696-9408  
Lawrence Jermaine Bro. Worship Monitor/Saturday School 404-630-8309
Lewis Andrea Rev. Women’s Ministry 404-277-9641
Maddox Charlene Rev.Dr. Finance 404-895-0711
Miley Betty Rev.   770-323-6841  
Pettway Cornelius Bro. AV/Thrive Young Adult Ministry 770-289-6451
Purvis Charmain Rev. Sp. Asst.Pastor/NM/THBB 404-932-7155
Senatle Gwen Rev. Grief Ministry 404-630-6285
Spottsville William Rev. Prayer Ministry, NM 770-823-6076
Stephens Sam Bro.   706-366-1734
Williams Elaine Sis. NM,THBB 404-782-9186
Williams-Rucker Jacqueline Rev.   706-378-6319
Morgan White Lairalaine Rev.Dr. Women’s Ministry 404-217-1446
Young Joyce Rev. Emily’s Haven/Choir/Jazz Vespers 678-772-5729

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