Meet Our Staff

Terry Basham II, Pastor Email:
Terry was born into a Baptist pastor’s home in Illinois, and was home schooled and raised in Church. He was involved in the ministry his entire life, but was not saved until he was fifteen at the Calvary Baptist Church in Flora, Illinois, where his Father was the pastor. He was baptized there, and surrendered to preach there too! He attended a Baptist College in Arkansas, where he met and married Valerie Courtney. They have five children, and after pastoring in Texas and Arkansas, the Lord led them to come and serve the congregation of Bethel Baptist Church.
Valerie Basham, Pastor’s Wife
Valerie was born in America’s first National Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was the third child of two of the finest Christians you’ll ever meet, who lived out before her their lives of faith and service to the Lord Jesus. She was saved when she was fifteen while assisting with a Summer Tent Crusade ministry, and was baptized at Victory Baptist Church in Benton, Arkansas. Valerie is a mother of five, and she teaches them all at home!

You can see what she’s up to by visiting her website, where she chronicles her life with five always on kids, and one slightly distracted husband.