Who is Pastor Savage?
In February of 1989, the Lord led Dr. Rick Savage and his family to Bethel Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee. Dr. Savage had previously served as an associate pastor for seven years in Memphis, Tennessee, and also successfully pastored two additional churches.
Throughout the years, God has greatly blessed the ministries of Bethel Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Savage. The church has experienced tremendous growth both in attendance and in outreach capabilities. These ministries of outreach not only include Jackson and the surrounding communities but also reach worldwide through the extensive support of missionaries.
In May of 2003, the Lord led Dr. Savage to establish Far East Baptist Missions, International Inc. As founder and president of Far East Baptist Missions, International Inc., Dr. Savage believes this local church mission board will be a great tool to help missionaries in accomplishing the Lord’s will for their lives and will assist them in winning the lost from around the world.
Because of their growth, Bethel Baptist Church sold their former church facilities and purchased over fifteen acres north of Interstate 40, at exit 79. In 2007, Bethel Baptist Church spent 2.4 million dollars to build beautiful church and school buildings including a four hundred seat auditorium. To the glory of God, Bethel is continuing to serve the community through its various ministries while planning further growth in all areas of outreach.
Pastor Savage and his wife Deborah have been married for thirty-seven years and have four adult children and thirteen grandchildren.