Our Pastors

Pastor Tom Brown and wife Burnette


Tom grew up at Beech Fork while his wife attended Morgantown Church of Christ in Christian Union. Tom graduated from Jefferson High School at Blue Creek. He is a successful businessman owning a timber business and a convenient store. Tom served as assistant pastor for about 20 years, until he recently became our pastor. He preaches regularly and is a gifted pianist, contributing his talent to the wonderful music at the church. His wife Burnette teaches at the Pike County Vocational school and is an anointed teacher for the Adult Sunday School Class. They sang with the Beech Fork Quartet for many years in revivals and camp meetings and still sing at the home church frequently. They have two daughters: Amy, married to Dennis Lintz and Ashley, married to Bo Wilson..

Assistant Pastor Doug Brown and wife Tabatha


Doug grew up at Beech Fork and his wife was raised at Beaver, Ohio attending Lakeside Community Church. Doug graduated from Northwest High School and co-owns his family's lumber business. Doug served as our youth pastor, with the help of his wife, for many years until recently becoming assistant pastor. He also sings with the New Life Quartet and in the choir, and leads most services. Tabatha also works as a secretary. Their work has guaranteed that Beech Fork will have a great congregation for decades to come. They have two sons: Caleb and Drew. Caleb, also a preacher, is married to Jessica Brown. Their youngest son is Drew, who is currently attending Ohio University Chillicothe to become a middle school teacher.

Honorary Pastor Debbie Baer and husband Mark


Debbie was pastor from July 1989 to 2016. She has recently retired and is now our honorary pastor. She grew up at Beech Fork and is a 1969 graduate of Northwest High School. She attended Faith Bible Institute. Called to preach in 1971, her first ministry was with her brother Gary Brown and wife Cathy. They sang as the Brown Trio in numerous revivals, camp meetings and special services. She married Mark in 1972 and they preached together as the family sang. They have two children:  Brian who is a full time minister with Evangelistic Outreach and Assistant Pastor of Rubyville Community Church. He and his wife Heather have two children, Abby and Alex. Their youngest, Bethany, is an intermediate principal at Western Schools and married to Mick Whitt who is the pastor of Life Change in Piketon, Ohio. They have two children; Haley and Noah. Debbie is an anointed preacher and was a great leader of this congregation of over 300 people. Mark helps with the business, music and teaching.