This is a  staff list for Bethel Bible Village Children's Home in Hixson, TN

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

 

We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at the Bethel Bible Village Children's Home.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Bethel Bible Village Children's Home, you have the right to take action.

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Bethel Bible Village Children's Home, please contact info@heal-online.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.This will help!†  Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.

 

 

Please donít place your loved one in Bethel Bible Village Children's Home and rescue them if they are there now.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Myron W. Wilkins Executive Director Wilkins no longer appears to be working at this program.  He is now pastor at a church in Hixson, TN.  Wilkins is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Jackson Wingfield Board of Directors Chairman--Owner of Wingfield Scale.  Wingfield is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Charles (Chuck) Baker Vice Chairman VP of Unum  Baker no longer appears to be working at this program.  HEAL requires Baker's full name (including middle) or license number in order to verify professional licensure.
Eleonore Hipp Williams Secretary CPA--Hazlett, Lewis, & Bieter  Hipp Williams is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Cecil Hammontree Treasurer CPA--Joseph DeCosimo & Co.  Hammontree is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Joyce Bowles Member Bowles is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Gene Boyd Member Owner of Gene Boyd Drafting  Boyd no longer appears to be working at this program.  Boyd is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Terry Broome Member Business Development Manager for Chattanooga Coca Cola.  Broome is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Charles "Pete" Dearing Executive Member Owner of Dearing Packaging  Dearing is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Steven Dobson Executive Member
Attorney, Burnette Dobson & Pinchak  Dobson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Joseph Farless Member President of Lawson Electric Co.  Farless no longer appears to be working at this program.  Farless is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Richard Floyd Member TN State Representative 
FLOYD , RICHARD MANLEY
KNOXVILLE, TN 37923

Profession:  Emergency Medical Responder
Rank:  Unapproved Applicant

License Number:  
Status:   Closed Application

Original Date:  
Expiration Date:   (This may be a different person.)

James M. Fogo Member Dentist  It appears Fogo was sued in 2007 for malpractice, the case settled out of court.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/Practitioner.aspx?ProfessionCode=1201&LicenseNumber=3448&FileNumber=4859  (He is a licensed dentist.)
Steven L. Frost Executive Member President of Tuftco Corp  Frost is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Todd Gardenhire Member Sr. VP of Wealth Mgmt for Smith Barney  Gardenhire no longer appears to be working at this program.  Gardenhire is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Bruce Gibson Member Gibson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Tim Green Executive Member Technical Director  Green no longer appears to be working at this program.  There are too many Tim Greens in TN to determine whether or not this Tim Green holds any licenses.  HEAL requires Tim's full name (including middle) or license number to complete verification.
Joan Hixon Member Asst. VP, Bank of Dade  Hixon no longer appears to be working at this program.  Hixon is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Nancy Hoover Member Marketing Agent with Krystal Co.  There are too many Nancy Hoovers in TN to determine whether or not this Nancy Hoover holds any licenses.  HEAL requires Nancy's full name (including middle) or license number to complete verification.
Chris Hunter Member VP of Corporate Development for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance  Hunter no longer appears to be working at this program.  There are too many Chris Hunters in TN to determine whether or not this Chris Hunter holds any licenses.  HEAL requires Chris' full name (including middle) or license number to complete verification.
Nancy Moore Executive Member State Farm Insurance Agent  Moore no longer appears to be working at this program.  There are too many Nancy Moores in TN to determine whether or not this Nancy Moore holds any licenses.  HEAL requires Nancy's full name (including middle) or license number to complete verification.
Edna T. Morgan Member Morgan no longer appears to be working at this program.  Morgan is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Stephen Pike Executive Member VP of Chattanooga Funeral Home  Pike no longer appears to be working at this program.  Pike is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Lee Pittman Member President/CEO of Dixie Produce Inc.  There is a Lee E. Pittman that is a licensed Registered Nurse in TN.  This may be a different person.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Donald Stone Member Physicist  Stone is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Harold Williams Executive Member Secretary/Treasurer for Williams Printing Co.  There are too many Harold Williams' in TN to determine whether or not this Harold Williams holds any licenses.  HEAL requires Harold's full name (including middle) or license number to complete verification.
Sam Woolwine Executive Member Writer/Consultant  Woolwine is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Gary Behler Program Director Behler no longer works for the program and is now a politician.  Behler is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Bob McFarland Former Exec. Director McFarland was the executive director in 2001.  McFarland no longer appears to be working for this program in any capacity.  McFarland is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Ron Thomas Interim Executive Director There are too many Ron Thomas' in TN to determine whether or not this Ron Thomas holds any licenses.  HEAL requires Ron's full name (including middle) or license number to complete verification.
David Shinn Admissions Shinn is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Sharon Mansell Admission Mansell is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Stacie L. Caraway Chairperson Caraway is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TN.  Source: http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/
Ellen Flemmons Principal Flemmons is a licensed teacher in TN.  However, Flemmons is not a licensed administrator.  Source: E-mail from TN Department of Education, Office of Teacher Licensing.
HEAL's concerns include that Bethel Bible Village Children's Home does not appear to be licensed by the Department of Human Services in Tennessee nor the Department of Children's Services in Tennessee.  This is a serious concern as it shows a lack of oversight in regards to the practices in place at Bethel Bible Village.  Ron Thomas, David Shinn, and Sharon Mansell do not appear to be licensed by the Department of Health in any capacity.  Bethel Bible Village is not licensed by the Department of Health in Tennessee.  However, Bethel Bible Village Campus School (same address as the program) is registered as a non-public school with the Department of Education.  It has been accredited by the Department of Education since May, 2004 as a private and traditional school only.  This suggests it is not licensed for anything other than standard educational services and therefore is not licensed to provide any therapeutic or other counseling services.  Tennessee has not reviewed the services/curriculum of Bethel Bible Village since 2003.  And, this lack of oversight is a serious concern given that this program is residential and claiming to provide family counseling and other services for which it is not accredited or licensed to provide in the state of Tennessee.

HEAL has received a preliminary report of concern from families claiming the program denies contact with the child during the initial phases of the program.  This is a serious concern as is the fact that they are not licensed to provide the services they claim to provide.  Both of these concerns are warning signs of an abusive program.  For additional warning signs and questions to ask, see www.heal-online.org/warn.htm

 *(Bethel Bible Village Children's Home, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)

 

 Last Updated: June 13th, 2013

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