Bethel Bible Village
3001 Hamill Road Hixson, TN 37343
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Bethel News

Floyd and Deborah Richardson have served as House Parents at Bethel for more than 30 years!

Over the years, they have helped raise more than 200 kids and they are still going strong. Lori Mitchell from WRCB-TV featured the couple in her “Making a Difference” series in 2019. 

The video makes us laugh and tear up. Lori did a great job of capturing what is so special about this couple and their mission.



What Do House Parents Do?

Bethel House Parents provide residential care for the children and teens who live in cottages on our campus. They care for up to 8 children at a time, offering an important balance of  love and structure.

They model what a Christian family looks like, while teaching life skills, respect, and God’s word. House Parents cook meals, help with homework, hold cottage devotions and communicate regularly with the children’s social workers and their teachers at our campus school, Bethel Christian Academy.

You can see why we call Bethel’s House Parents heroes. They stand to make an eternal difference in the life of a child or teen who has experienced trauma and is recovering from crisis.


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Editor’s note: The Richardsons worked 10 years for Bethel from 1980 – 1990. They returned in 1997 and continue today as House Parents in our Poindexter cottage for girls.