Pastor Charles &

Betsy Houston

Pastor Charles and Betsy Houston were married in December 2004.  They have been blessed with 2 sons and a daughter. The Houston’s have served as Lead Pastors of Ridgeville Church of God since their arrival January 29th, 2016.  

Pastor Charles is an eight-year veteran of the United States Air Force. He holds an Associate’s degree in Communication from the Community College of the Air Force, a B.S. degree in Pastoral Studies from Lee University, and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Family and Marriage Counseling from the Church of God Pentecostal Theological Seminary.


Betsy was raised in the Church of God and has served as Youth Leader, Youth Sunday School Teacher, and member of the Praise & Worship Team at her home church, Fountain of Life Church of God in Chester, South Carolina.  Women’s Ministry is Betsy’s passion.  She was recently honored to serve on the South Carolina Church of God’s Women Discipleship Board for a four-year term.


Her desire is to see each woman grow in their individual walk with the Lord and strengthen their connection with other women through fellowship, activities, and times of ministry.  Our church has been blessed to experience tremendous growth under Sis. Houston’s leadership of the Ladies of Ridgeville.  

God has blessed this couple since receiving their call into ministry.  The Houston’s are the first to proclaim their every accomplishment as a reflection of the God they serve.  Our Heavenly Father guides their footsteps and they believe He will continue to do so.  This couple and their beautiful family are excited about the journey God has laid out before them as they continue to seek His will for their lives and for Ridgeville COG.