Leadership at Beulah

We believe that everyone is called to be in ministry. Passionate clergy and laypeople help guide us in our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ that make a difference. Get to know our leadership and we look forward to getting to know you! If you are interested in learning more, we would love for you to contact us.

Our Staff Team

Rachel Headden

Pastor

Contact Rachel at 803 592-0348 or [email protected].

After her first mission trip at the age of 16, Rev. Rachel Headden felt a clear and undeniable calling to a life of ministry. She is deeply passionate about community outreach and is dedicated to making the church a welcoming, fun, and safe place for everyone to experience the boundless love and grace of God.

When not at church, Rev. Rachel enjoys golfing with her husband, Cameron, creating fun memories with her son, Charlie, playing board games with her family, or enjoying the sunset on the lake with her in-laws.

Her commitment to her faith and family is unwavering, and she brings this same enthusiasm and dedication to her ministry.

Jen Garrison

Church Administrator and Director of After School Care

Contact Jen at (803) 794-0783 or [email protected].

Church has always been special to me. My Grandfather was a Pastor, my Grandmother was a Music Director, and my Dad sang in church and was always very involved in the life of Beulah as I was growing up; my passion for church definitely comes from them. As a child, youth, and young adult, my mom always made sure I was in church and that Jesus was the cornerstone of my life; she is my most faithful prayer warrior! 

Family is my favorite thing, and church IS family. Having such a wonderful church family like Beulah to grow up in and be a part of has been such a blessing to me and my life. 

The children of our After-School Care program are very special to me. Growing up, I never saw working with children as my path in life until Jesus pushed me toward them, and just like that, they became one of my greatest passions. What a blessing it is to work with children every day, and what an incredible joy it is to get to teach them about Jesus! 

When I’m not at church, you will find me with my family; my three children are my heart, and my husband is my best friend. Spending time with them, my mom, my extended family, and, of course, our dogs Roscoe and Cletus are my favorite things!

Jen Garrison and her dog Roscoe

Paul Raddin

Director of Music Ministries

Contact Paul at (443) 852-4071 or [email protected].

Paul grew up in Louisiana, the son of a pastor.

He and his wife, Dawn, moved to the Columbia area in November of 2023.

Church life has always been an integral part of Paul’s life. He has a passion for leading all ages of the church in worship.

He is an avid fan of sports, particularly baseball and football. Paul and Dawn enjoy ballroom dancing and spending as much time as possible with their grandchildren. They also love their Shelties, Milo and Mia. Shelties have been a part of their lives and family their entire marriage.

Bradley Rucker

Director of Youth Ministries

Contact Bradley at (803) 518-5440.

As a teenager, I knew about God; I just didn’t know who he was and what it meant to be a follower of Christ. I was bored with church. Being a pastor’s son, I was always there, and it wasn’t any fun, and it wasn’t where I wanted to be. It didn’t become fun or something I was even interested in until later in life after many unnecessary wrong turns. My passion in my ministry is to help teenagers become followers of Christ sooner than I did so they don’t have to face the same trials and they can learn from my mistakes. I want them to experience church in a different way than I did. I want to instill in them an excitement for learning about Jesus and growing in their relationship with him.

Photo of Bradley Rucker

Our Lay Leadership

Each ministry area of the church is guided by a committee, offering opportunities for a wide variety of people to serve in leadership. Learn more about the committees and members below.

  • Church Council guides and furthers the ministry of the congregation.
  • Family Ministries supports and equips families in the church and community.
  • Finance nurtures the financial vitality of the church.
  • Mission & Evangelism inspires and encourages making disciples and serving neighbors.
  • Nominations & Leadership Development guides the development of strong leadership.
  • Pastor & Staff-Parish Relations (PSPRC) builds and strengthens relationships between the staff, the congregation, and the wider church.
  • Trustees supervises and maintains all church property to enable effective ministry.
  • Worship coordinates and supports vital congregational worship.