Pastor Rodney Spears II
Wife, Angela Spears, and thechildren are Rodney, Nathan and Ariel
Rodney Spears II was born in Hillsboro, OH to Rodney and Rebekah Spears. When he was 7 his father surrendered to preach and his family prepared to go to the mission field. In 1990 his family moved to Lima, Peru to church plant. They were in Peru planting churches until 1996 when they returned to Hillsboro, OH where he completed High School. In 1999 Rodney joined the Army as an infantry soldier and was sent to Iraq in 2003. Upon his return stateside to Seattle, WA in 2004, he met his lovely wife Angela where they married and then they were transferred down to Ft. Jackson, Columbia, SC where he was a Drill Sergeant. He spent 2 years training new recruits and 1 year training up and coming Drill Sergeants. Rodney had felt the call of God stirring in his heart until he could no longer ignore it. In September of 2008 he surrendered to preach. However, in November of 2008 he was in a terrible motorcycle accident which should have killed him but for the grace of God. The road to recovery was difficult but 17 surgeries and several years later he is a walking miracle of God’s healing power. In 2010, he was medically retired from the Army at 29 years old and his family moved to West Chester, OH so he could do biblical studies at Antioch Bible College. At the end of the year the need to assist his wife’s family in Oregon arose and so they moved out there. However, God then moved them down to Cajamarca, Peru to oversee the church there while its pastor was on furlough. When the year in Peru was complete God led Rodney and his family back to Columbia, SC where he served as an Associate Pastor for three years. In 2016 his family moved to Roanoke, VA to work alongside his parents as his father is a Sr. Pastor there. During this time Rodney also was provided the opportunity to gain his Radiography Degree which he completed May of 2018. God then moved Rodney and his family to Chase City, VA to be the Sr Pastor at Bethel Baptist in June 2018. He and his family look forward to seeing what God is going to do at Bethel Baptist.