To reach any of the staff of Bethel Baptist Church, call us at 251-947-5145, or email

Harvey L. Earls, Pastor


Bro. Harvey joined Bethel in February 2013 as Pastor.  The last 20 years he has served in churches in Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida as a worship pastor/music minister. Coming to Bethel is like coming home to Harvey, who is from Bay Minette (just “up the road”) and graduated from the University of Mobile, where he met his wife Sarah. Harvey’s postgraduate degree is from Liberty University.

Harvey and Sarah have been married 19 yrs. and have 3 children;  Kiera, Melea, and Ben. Pastor Harvey enjoys reading (in addition to his studies, he likes Tolkien, Asimov, and similar writers), walking, playing video games (often with Ben), doing family activities, and hanging out with the church family.
Also, roll tide.

Sarah Earls, Worship Leader

Sarah became Worship Leader at Bethel in July 2013  Her background includes a B.S. in Music from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, along with a minor in Theater. For years, she has participated in many plays, musicals and concerts as a performer or director.  Sarah also serves as our church’s AWANA commander, and the “Walk Thru Bethlehem” director.

Shana Pimperl, Administrative Assistant

Shana joined the Bethel Staff in 2013 as the administrative assistant and office manager. She is also highly involved in Bethel’s children’s ministry, including being the Children’s Church coordinator as well as the Operation Christmas Child Relay Center supervisor for Bethel Baptist. She is married with three children: Autumn, Alyssa, and Austin.