Paul Perkins is the pastor at Bethel BIC in Hillsville, VA and ministers along side of his wife Lisa, and five children. I was raised and spent my childhood on our family tobacco and livestock farm in Goldsboro, NC. Growing up I had many different Christian influences from family, friends, and culture. It wasn’t until I was 19 that I came to faith in Christ at Faith Church of Goldsboro, NC. It was at Faith Church that I was baptized and received the call to ministry. I was ordained as a Baptist pastor in 2001. Before receiving the call to pastor Bethel Church, God called me to pastor and plant churches in Wilson NC and Santa Barbara CA. Living in many different cultural settings, it has been the great privilege of my life to realize that Christ is able to change all sorts of people from diverse backgrounds. The last two years at Bethel BIC has been the most rewarding of my life and I look forward to many more years here in the Lord’s service.