Dr. Rick Savage

Dr. Rick Savage became pastor of Bethel Baptist Church of Jackson, Tennessee, in 1989. It has been a chief joy and delight of Pastor Savage’s life to serve the wonderful members of this incredible church for over 33 years.

In over forty years of preaching, his ministry is not only characterized by faithfulness and integrity, but is also defined by a testimony for rightly dividing the Word of Truth. He demonstrates great compassion for the lost and a deep love for our congregation.

Throughout the years, God has greatly blessed the ministries of Bethel under the leadership of Dr. Savage. The church has experienced tremendous growth in attendance and in outreach capabilities. These ministries of outreach include not only Jackson and the surrounding communities, but also reach worldwide through the extensive support of missionaries and by founding Far East Baptist Missions International.

Dr. Savage is often invited by churches to preach couple retreats, youth camps, missions conferences, family conferences, and stewardship conferences, and he has seen many souls saved and lives changed through this form of outreach as well.

Pastor Savage and his wife Debbie have been married since 1978, and have four adult children and thirteen grandchildren.