Meet Our Pastor:
Rev. Jacqui Rose-Tucker
Jacqueline Rose-Tucker is a native of Washington, DC and has been a part of the Methodist Church all her life. She is a graduate of the University of MD receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, and Master of Divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center (Gammon Theological Seminary) where she graduated with honors with a degree in Clinical Pastoral Care and Theology. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, May 2007 in New Church Development. Jacqueline was ordained a deacon in 1984 and an elder in 1986. Jacqui has served in the following appointments: Counselor, Project Redirection, YWCA, Pastor, Union Chapel UMC, Marietta, Assistant Pastor, Gordon Memorial UMC, Minister of Christian Education, Hermitage UMC, TN, Pastor, Calvary United Methodist Church and Senior Associate Pastor and as Pastor of Mission, Education and Pastoral Care, Norcross First UMC, Senior Pastor, St Paul UMC, Atlanta-Marietta District, and 8 years as District Superintendent of the Rome-Carrollton District in North Georgia Annual Conference. She is the first African American female to serve on the cabinet in the North Georgia Conference.
Jacqueline most recent appointment was Lead pastor of the Red Oak UMC, Stockbridge, GA. She served there for almost five years before taking medical leave in 2018. Israel, Italy, France, England, Brazil, Seoul, Korea, China, Russia and Portugal are among some of her international travels. She has preached and/or taught in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba, Guatemala, Venezuela, Ghana, West Africa, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South Korea, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Costa Rica and South Africa. read more…
Rev. Tanya Yvette Pittman
Student Ministries Pastor
Reverend Tanya Yvette Pittman received her Master of Divinity degree with High Honors in 2010 from the Interdenominational Theological Center, Gammon Seminary. She is a graduate of Georgia State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Urban Life with a major in Communications. Pink and green have always been her favorite colors and she is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. A retired pastor in the North Georgia Conference, Rev. Pittman’s commitment to serve God and humankind never ceases as she continues to minister wherever she is called. This commitment has led her to become the Pastor of Student Ministry at Bethel United Methodist Church.
Rev. Pittman is a fourth generation Atlantan and is the daughter of David and Helen Pittman. She excelled in the Atlanta Public School System and was baptized as a young adult in the Baptist church. Shortly afterwards, she joined Ben Hill UMC where she served for about 30 years before she was appointed as a part-time local pastor in the North Georgia Conference. Rev. Pittman received her call to ministry as a member of Ben Hill UMC where she provided leadership in several ministries, taught Bible study classes, Children’s Church, and sang in the Majestic Choir. She was appointed to serve as Senior Pastor of St. Timothy UMC, as Associate Pastor at Cascade UMC with a focus on Outreach, and as the pastor in charge of both Rocky Head UMC and Harris Chapel UMC.
Recently, Rev. Pittman supported Cliftondale UMC and its ministries. During her time at Cliftdondale she participated in an 18-weeks Adaptive Leadership Cohort which is designed to help churches be more impactful in implementing ministries for our ever changing world. She also serves on the Founders Day Planning Committee for Gammon Seminary and as Treasurer of the National Gammon Alumni Association. Rev. Pittman is a philanthropist who supports various children and youth development organizations. She served on the Advisory Board for the University for Parents, and with the Emory Brain Health Center.
For over 30 years, Rev. Pittman worked as a legal assistant specializing in corporate finance, benefits and executive compensation, and estate planning prior to transitioning into full-time ministry. When it comes to traveling for fun she is a beach lover and prefers the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean. Her special interests include supporting cultural arts, spending time with family and friends, spectator sports, and just living a fun and adventurous life. She considers the phrase “I pray for you, you pray for me, and watch God change things,” to be modern-day scripture and the best description of her is that she is a child of God.
Rev. Dr. Marvin King, Sr.
In Memoriam – Dedicated and faithful servant of Bethel for over 40 years.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7