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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.  They stand to make an eternal difference in the life of a child or teen who has experienced trauma and is recovering from crisis.


Get the Richardson’s Wisdom for your Family

This year, the Richardsons will be offering their insight, wisdom, prayer (and those occasional moments of hilarity) to your family. If you’d like to overcome challenges, understand how to get past conflict or improve communications, your family can spend a day or entire weekend on our campus.

The Richardsons will guide you through some powerful family activities customized for your specific needs. You’ll learn valuable tools for strengthening your family and overcoming trouble spots. Fun activities are also built into the retreat.

In addition to years of experience, the Richardsons are among the most funny and  fun-loving people we know! Learn more sign up for a Family Steps retreat.




Help more teens overcome crisis. Your prayers and gifts make a difference.




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.