Dr. Bethea was born in Dillon, SC. He is a graduate of Clemson University (B.S. Horticulture 1981) and Bob Jones University (M.Div. 1987) and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Ambassador Baptist College (D.D. 2008). He served as Youth Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Charleston, SC for 9 years before moving to Calvary Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC to serve as Assistant Pastor in 1996. In 1998 he was called to serve as Senior Pastor of Westgate. He is married to Kathryn (Poore) Bethea and they have 5 children; (Will, Katelyn, Jonathan, Hudson and Lauren).
Pastor Seiber has 35 years of experience in education and administration (16 at Westgate). He holds degrees from the University of Tennesee (B.S. Ed) and BJU (M.S. Admin.). Pastor Seiber serves as the administrator of our Christian school and holds an Advanced Professional Certification from the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools. He also directs our Senior Adult ministry (Point Guards). He and his wife, Patti, have 5 sons and 14 grandchildren.
Dr. Parker is a native of Davisburg, Michigan and has earned a B.S. in Education, M.A. in Voice Performance, BJU and D.M.A. in Voice Performance, University of Michigan. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He is also president and founder of C&L Enterprises and SacredSheetMusic.com, publishing sacred music. Dr. Parker joined the Westgate staff in January of 2006. He and Linda have 2 daughters, Rebecca and Sarah.
Pastor Mark is a graduate of Northland International University and has a Master's Degree from Bob Jones University. He, and his wife Lisa, Joined our staff in January, 2012.
Pastor Washer served as Youth Pastor of Westgate Baptist Church for 5+ years. During that time he developed a very successful outreach ministry to teens. Burdened to broaden his evangelistic message to teens all over America, he launched National Hoops Ministry. WBC is honored to continue its support of this family and their ministry to lost young people. For more information on the Washers and National Hoops please visit their website at www.nationalhoops.com.