Pastor Charles &

Betsy Houston

Pastor Charles and First Lady Betsy Houston were married in December 2004.  They are blessed with two sons (Isaac -13 and Malachi – 10 if he was still living) and a daughter (Izzy -6). The Houstons have served in the role of Lead Pastors almost 13 years ago, with 6 ½ of those years being here at Ridgeville COG. In addition, this couple has been in ministry for 21 years serving in areas of Evangelist, College and Career, Youth leader, and Worship leader. 

Pastor Charles is a veteran who served honorably for eight years in the United States Air Force. He holds an Associate’s degree in Communication from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Studies from Lee University, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) with a concentration in Family and Marriage Counseling from the Church of God Pentecostal Theological Seminary. Desiring to be a doctor since his childhood, in May 2022 will receive his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) with a Cognate in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University.

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First Lady 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. She currently serves as the Worship Pastor at Ridgeville Church of God. In addition to her duties as pastor’s wife, worship pastor, and leader of the women's ministry. First Lady Betsy is a seasoned entrepreneur who also homeschools their five-year-old daughter.

Women’s Ministry is Betsy’s passion. She desires to see each woman grow in their walk with the Lord and strengthen their connection with other women through fellowship, activities, and times of ministry.  The Women's Ministry has been blessed to experience tremendous growth under First Lady Betsy’s leadership. She was honored to serve on the South Carolina Church of God’s Women Discipleship Board for a four-year term.

God has blessed this couple since receiving their call into ministry.  The Houstons are the first to proclaim that every accomplishment reflects 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 Ridgeville COG.