Pastor Charles &
Pastor Charles and Betsy Houston were married in December 2004. They have been blessed with 2 sons (Isaac -12 and Malachi – 9 if he was still living) and a daughter (Izzy -5). The Houston’s have served as Lead Pastors of Ridgeville Church of God since their arrival on January 29th, 2016, after serving 6 ½ years as Lead pastors of the Saluda Church of God. This couple has been in ministry for 21 years, pastoring 12 years of those.
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 Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Studies from Lee University, a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Family and Marriage Counseling from the Church of God Pentecostal Theological Seminary. Additionally, our pastor is scheduled to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor in May 2022 as he receives his Doctor of Ministry with a Cognate in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University.
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 is currently serving as the Worship Pastor at Ridgeville Church of God. In addition to her duties as pastor’s wife and worship pastor, First Lady Betsy is a seasoned entrepreneur who homeschools their 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