Introducing Darren Beebe, Pastoral Ministry Intern for the Spring

Darren Beebe will be a pastoral ministry intern with us this spring. Please join us in welcoming this seminary student as he seeks to learn and serve alongside us. 

"Joyous greetings, First Baptist Church of Sylva!  It is with great enthusiasm and gratitude that I introduce myself to you all as your pastoral ministry intern for the spring!  I am a divinity school student at Gardner-Webb University starting this month, so I am very excited to serve the Lord and learn more about ministry through hands-on experience at your church. 

I will be serving in a variety of areas in the church to garner a more comprehensive learning experience.  Having settled on an internship contract with Jeff that focuses on learning and serving, I will attend worship and Bible study with you all on Sundays and Wednesdays, and will disperse my time among the various classes and age groups.  Likewise, I will lead a few Sunday School lessons and Bible studies.  I will also accompany Jeff and other church members on a few pastoral visits.

Here’s a little bit about me:  I was born and raised in Boone, NC, but decided to attend the better mountain school in Cullowhee instead of that other school back home.  I graduated from WCU with a bachelor’s degree in history last semester.  There, I was very active in the Baptist Student Fellowship, serving in numerous leadership roles.  I attended Cullowhee Baptist Church for my entire undergraduate career, and interned with the pastors there this past summer.  It was these experiences in college that spurred my Christian faith to grow and aided me in discerning the call to ministry.

I am excited to be serving the Lord alongside you all this coming semester!  I look forward to getting to know the FBC family better. As such, feel free to come say hello if you see me around!  I am grateful to Jeff, the rest of the FBC staff, and the entire congregation in having me as your intern!  I can’t wait to serve and learn together!"

Grace and Peace,
Darren Beebe