Our Pastor

Pastor Canessa 1-26-11

      On September 21, 2008, Bethesda ordained and installed                 
our new pastor, Rev. Canessa L. Stafford.
Rev. Stafford attended Concord College in Athens, West Virginia         
where she received a Bachelor of Social Work. 
She has earned two graduate degrees, a Master of Social Work
from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
and a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School.

Please contact Rev.Stafford at 704-508-1224
Or by e-mail at
You can also be her friend on Facebook: Rev. Canessa Stafford

Rev. Stafford with her sister Mimi and niece Madeline after her baptism
Madie's Baptism

Rev. Stafford enjoing the tricksters at Bethesda’s Trunk or Treat

Hal 10 Chloe and parker

Rev. Stafford is married to Kenneth D. Stafford and has two adult children,
Christopher who lives in Charlotte with his wife Leath,
and Amanda, a senior at Winthrop University.

Family April 2010

Rev. Stafford enjoys reading, music, and her dogs Click and Clack

Click and Clack

The congregation along with the session and Rev. Stafford 
are excited about Bethesda’s future.
We invite you to come and be part of this exciting time in our church’s life.
If you are looking for a home where you can worship God
and know the fellowship and love of fellow disciples,