Rev. John Wesley Hipp
Reverend John Wesley Hipp has served as senior minister of Bethel UMC since June 2004.
He was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1976 and has served six other parishes across South Carolina beginning in 1978.
Rev. Hipp recently retired after serving 28 years as a chaplain in the US Army National Guard where from Feb 03 until June 04 he was mobilized for active duty with Operation Noble Eagle.
Rev. Hipp holds a BA degree in history from Wofford College and a Masters of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
He is also a graduate of the US Army Command & General Staff College.
and his wife Carol have been married for 33 years and are the proud parents of a daughter, Stephanie Anne King and a son, Benjamin Wesley Hipp.
REV. JOHN W. HIPP