Meet our Pastor

Bro. Fred Ritter has been pastor of Bethel General Baptist Church since January 2012.  He served as pastor at First Baptist Church in Marble Hill for nearly 20 years before coming to Bethel.

Bro. Fred has served the Lord in many capacities through the years since he was ordained in 1966 including directing a church bus ministry, serving in prison ministry, overseeing remodeling programs and construction of a Family Life Center, and broadcasting his live sermons on KMHM 104.1 out of Marble Hill.

Bro. Fred’s doctoral statement:

“I believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God.  I believe my role as a pastor is to win the lost to Christ, lead members to discipleship and equip Christians to share their faith.

I believe in the light of the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The priority of His Church must be the evangelization of the lost and the discipling of converts.  My philosophy of ministry places evangelism as the priority of the living Church of Jesus Christ.”

Bro. Fred and his wife, Deloris, have been married for nearly 50 years.  They have three sons and several grandchildren.  Bro. Fred and Deloris live in Advance.

Contact Bro. Fred at 573-722-3668 (H) or 573-238-5020 (C).