Our Mission & Vision
Beallwood Baptist Church exists to worship God and to make, mature and mobilize Christ centered disciples to reach our community and the world for the glory of God.
Billy and Melita Duncan came to Beallwood in November of 2001. Billy came to the Lord at 14 and sensed God’s call to pastor at the age of 16. A native of Opelika, Alabama, he has been a pastor for 35 years in Southern Baptist Churches.
He and Melita have two children, Melody Poole (Chris) and Jonathan (Katherine). Their children have blessed them with seven grandchildren: Eli, Asher, Lydia, Lyla, Silas, Gideon, and Evie Ruth.
Billy is a 1980 graduate of Criswell Bible College and a 1982 and 2004 graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Associate Pastor to Families and Students
Dylan was born and raised in Valley, AL. He married his High-school sweetheart, Rebecca. They have three daughters, Raylee, Sophia, and Joy. Dylan graduated from Auburn University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has previously served as a Youth Pastor and a Worship and Family Pastor. Dylan’s desire is to foster disciple making disciples who recognize the unique ways that God has gifted them to build his kingdom and his church.
Associate Pastor to Senior Adults
Vern Jordin is our Senior Adult Minister. His knowledge and expertise on biblical history and culture is amazing. Your learning experience will be like no other with Vern. It is awe inspiring.
Amy Miles is our Preschool/Children’s Director. Amy was born and raised in Columbus, GA. She has served as the preschool and children’s director since 2019. She has a love and passion for children and seeing them come to know, love, and serve God. She graduated from Columbus State University in 2014 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019.
Interim Music Minister
“Music has been and continues to be a major part of my life. From singing solos at the age of 5, to playing Tuba in The Auburn University Band, to singing tenor with the southern gospel group “The Proclaimer’s Quartet”, God has always been faithful and has blessed my life with music.
God has also blessed me with a beautiful wife of almost 39 years, Diane, as well 4 wonderful children Lauren (Sam) , Kathryn, Matthew (Jaqueline), and Kaylen, as well as 4 amazing grandchildren; Lucas, Sebastian, Addison, and Charlee Mae.
My earnest desire is to see Beallwood reach out to a lost and hurting world, through word and song, as we sing praises to Almighty God”.
While studying for his Master’s of Divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, Jason received the call from the Lord: to go to Columbus, Georgia, and begin God’s mission for the Vietnamese community. Beallwood Baptist Church’s brother Billy Duncan, with their love for the Columbus Vietnamese community and the surrounding areas, opened their doors and helped Pastor Jason to start a church for the Vietnamese people.
Jason has a lovely wife, Amy, and two children, Tiffany and Matthew. Jason and Amy have been together for 34 years, with their daughter Tiffany recently married and their son Matthew recently engaged. Jason graduated from Boyce College of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Both Jason and Amy are also graduates of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2011 and 2007, respectively.
There is one God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – who subsists in unity, and also as three separate distinct Persons.
Jesus Christ is God’s Son. He was born of a virgin as both God and man, lived a sinless life, died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven, and will literally return to earth.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the divine helper, assistant, counselor, and instructor, and His work is to reveal Christ, convict of sin, lead to repentance, guide believers, comfort, strengthen, and sanctify the soul.
The Bible is God’s Holy Word, without error, and is the sole authority for life.
Man’s Need for God
Human beings are the special creations of God, made in His image. They fell from innocence through the sin of the first man, Adam, and all human beings are sinners in need of salvation.
Salvation is a gift through repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ and will spend eternity in heaven, while those who die in their sins will spend eternity in hell.
Baptism is by immersion after salvation and is done in obedience to Jesus Christ’s command.
Believers’ Access to God
Each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
The church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.
We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and affirm the Baptist Faith and Message.