Bethel SDA Church (Texarkana)

Bethel, "House of God"

                                 Meet Our Pastor and Wife

Dr. Christopher Manuel is a native of Fort Worth, Texas to the late Eddie Joe and Carrie Mae Manuel.  He accepted the Advent message his senior year of high school in his hometown.  He’s the last of seven children and has trusted the Lord with his plans.


  • He attended Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, 1998-1991 in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • He attended and graduated from Oakwood College (University) with his Bachelor of Arts in Theology, with a minor in Correctional Science in 1998.
  • He attended and graduated from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan in 2009 with his Masters of Divinity Degree.
  • He recently received his Doctorate of Arts in Christian Counseling in Psychology from Southwestern Bible College and Seminary in 2018 in Humble, Texas.

He is the proud father of two darling daughters, Kyra and Kayla Manuel.

  • He has pastored the West Memphis, Arkansas District.
  • He has pastored the Hammond-Covington, Louisiana District.
  • He has pastored the Forest Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • He has pastured the Alexandria District in Louisiana.
  • He is currently the pastor of both the Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Texarkana, Texas and the Camden Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Arkansas.

Dr. Christopher Manuel married the love of his life on March 20, 2022.  More to come.......

Favorite Quotes:

“Darkness and discouragement will sometimes come upon the soul and threaten to overwhelm us, but we should not cast away our confidence.  We must keep the eye fixed on Jesus, feeling or no feeling.  We should seek to faithfully perform every known duty, and then calmly rest in the promises of God.” – The Sanctified Life, p. 90


Favorite Bible Text:  Philippians 1:16 (NKJV)

6) “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”