our team.

Executive Team

ABOUT JOAQUIN

Joaquin developed and directed the Healing Rooms at Bethel Redding and was an integral part of ministries within the church for many years. He travels often to speak and teach at conferences all over the world, releasing and imparting Bethel’s culture of revival. Joaquin and Renee have a heart to see miracle crusades take place all over the world, seeing the sick be made whole and the lost receive salvation by the goodness of God on display.

Follow Joaquin on Instagram @joaquinevans

Joaquin Evans

Senior Leader

ABOUT RENÉE

Renée’s passion is to see the church be the hope to the nations that it was created to be. Leading by example in healthy relationships and families, social justice issues and bringing Heaven to earth in the community in which they are planted.
Joaquin and Renee have a heart to see miracle crusades take place all over the world, seeing the sick be made whole and the lost receive salvation by the goodness of God on display.

Follow Renée on Instagram @reneejevans

Renée Evans

Senior Leader

Meet Joaquin and Renée – our senior leaders. Joaquin and Renee have a heart to see miracle crusades take place all over the world, seeing the sick be made whole and the lost receive salvation by the goodness of God on display. Joaquin and Renee have three beautiful children, Kaylah, Asher and Malaki and reside in south Austin.

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ABOUT EDDIE

Eddie is part of the leadership team of the Firestarters ministry at Bethel Church in Redding, California. He believes the world needs a true encounter with God, and desires to see people enter into their identity and be released into the fullness of God’s call and promise for their lives. Eddie is passionate and enthusiastic with the gifting to stir up, challenge and equip people to live a fearless life while bringing God’s love into their family, workplace and neighborhoods with confidence and zeal.

Follow Eddie on Instagram @eddie_tait

Eddie Tait

Associate Leader

ABOUT MAEGEN

Maegen has a passion for theater and worship. She has been involved in church leadership, and has served in youth and young adult ministries. She has a heart for family and community and believes that they create a place that sustains revival. She spends most of her time seeking God’s presence and making that a foundation of the home. Maegen has a gift for counseling and wants to see women come into their identity of how God truly sees them.

Follow Maegen on Instagram @maegentait

Maegen Tait

Associate Leader

Meet Eddie and Maegen – our associate leaders. Eddie has been involved in church leadership, directed youth and young adult ministries and is currently part of the leadership team of the Firestarters ministry at Bethel Church in Redding, California. Maegen has been involved in church leadership, and has served in youth and young adult ministries. Eddie and Maegen are blessed with 5 amazing daughters that are being shaped to change the world.

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Core Team

Jahi Evans

Ministry Development Pastor

Kes Evans

Ministry Development Pastor

Chris Giddens

IT & Finance Director

Stephanie Giddens

Administrator & Volunteer Coordinator

Shane Harris

Ministry Development Pastor

Stacey Harris

Ministry Development Pastor

Dillon Lewis

Worship Pastor

Michelle Lewis

Worship Pastor

Tim Specht

Youth Pastor

Naomi Specht

Youth Pastor

Ben Wait

Young Adults Pastor

Jenessa Wait

Young Adults Pastor

Testimonials

My favorite testimony of the goodness of God is when were were in Sierra Leone.  Jenni came upstairs and asked me to come pray for one of the students that had passed out.  When I got there I gathered her in my arms and quietly prayed over her healing and the love of the Father.  It took about 10 minutes for her to come back around and she was so ashamed when she did.  I reassured her that it was okay and how much she was loved.  After sending her back to class the principal informed us that she frequently had epileptic seizures and it normally took a very long time for her to wake up.  During the rest of our time she never had another one and I believe she is completely free from that bondage!  God also ministered to the principal because he was so excited about the way she was ministered to giving him a revelation that Jesus moves in the quiet prayers as well as the loud ones.  Glory to God!

Testimonials

We absolutely love Bethel Austin. Every time we go it feels like a big family reunion of the King's kids. The excitement in the lobby before the doors open is palpable. I've never experienced that before. People are actually excited to worship and hear the Word! We have only been going for a few weeks but are excited to call it our church home. I have read some negative reviews on social media and I do suggest that everyone come and check it out for yourselves. I was a little hesitant before attending just because of what I've read and heard but I am SO glad I did not let that be a deterrent! Our family has been so ministered to and blessed at this Church. Thank you Bethel ATX!

Testimonials

My wife had been suffering with a gluten intolerance known as celiac for 15 years and grabbed hold of a testimony in December about someone else getting healed from a food allergy. Without even realizing it, she received her healing and has been eating gluten ever since! Thank you, Jesus!