Meet Our Pastor
Miguel A. Betancourt II, Pastor
Pastor Mike holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bob Jones University and has been on staff here at Foster Creek Baptist (f.k.a. Ferndale Baptist) since 1992. He and his wife, Leeann, were married in May 1986 at Heritage Bible in Greenville (now located in Greer, SC) where they also were actively serving in the youth ministry there. Leeann also holds undergrad and graduate degrees from BJU in Education and serves as the church's administrative assistant. She is heavily involved in other ministries of the church as well.
After leaving Greenville in October 1990, they moved to the Atlanta area with their daughter Katie to serve in the ministry there. In early October of 1992 the three of them moved to North Charleston, SC where Pastor Mike served as the youth/assistant pastor at Ferndale Baptist. God blessed Pastor Mike and Leeann with the expansion of their family when both of their sons, Mike and Tim were born in North Charleston (1992 and 1996, respectively).
On July 30, 2008, Pastor Mike accepted the church’s call to serve as its seventh pastor and is thankful for the opportunity to serve the congregation. The church has been replanted on seven and a half beautiful acres on Foster Creek Road in Hanahan and is enjoying its new home in a just completed phase one construction project. (On February 18, 2018 the church held its first service in their new building with Dr. Walter Loescher, our GFA Missionary to France, having the honor of being the first preacher to preach in the new building. He graciously filled in since Pastor Mike had succumbed to laryngitis and was unable to speak at all on the first day of services!)
Their daughter Katie graduated from Bob Jones University with her Master's degree in Education in May 2014. A week later she married Matt Ashley and in June relocated to Indianapolis where they have been hired to teach on the faculty of a Christian School that is a ministry of Colonial Hills Baptist. They also serve as youth sponsors at the church. Their middle child, Mike, also graduated from BJU and married Lauren Lopez on June 13, 2015 (and yes, there were actually four "Miguel Angels" at their beautiful Cuban wedding!). She is working on her Nursing degree while Mike is an account manager at UPS in Greenville. Their youngest, Tim, is currently a graduate assistant pursuing a Master of Arts Degree at the BJU Seminary. He has worked the past two summers as a church intern at Colonial Hills Baptist in Indianapolis. Pastor Mike and Leeann also have two grandsons--Haddon Ashley and "Miguelito" (Miguel IV).