Santes Beatty

High School Pastor
Favorite Verse: 1 Timothy 4:12 "Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity."
Personal Motto: “That which touches me most is that I have a chance to work with people, passing on to others, that which was passed on to me” -excerpt from “Ella’s Song by Sweet Honey in the Rock”
Motivation: To leave a godly legacy and to bear much fruit.
Influences: I’ll start with my parents, Larry and Sarah Beatty who pointed me in the right direction, my dad who taught me what it means to be a real God fearing man, my mom, who reminded me that God is always the answer and that He deserves our very best. My spiritual father, Gregory Headen, who taught me that humility is strength under control. My spiritual mother, Vivian Short, who taught me that the battle is always won on my knees. Others mentors like Terry Warr, Dave Rahn, Ed Lowe and Adrienne Israel who have reminded me that where much is given, much is required and last, but not wife, Nicole, who is my best friend.
Epic Moments: Coming to Christ at 12, leaving Raeford, the birth of my daughter Tesia, graduating from Guilford and rededicated my life to Christ, becoming the Director of African American Affairs at Guilford at 22 and meeting my wife Nicole later that year, being licensed in 2001, ordained in March and married in April of 2003, the loss of my mom, the loss of a child, the birth of Josiah and more recently stepping out on faith to leave NC and join the KCC family...the next will be the first snow...stay tuned!!!
Favorite Bands/Music: Lecrae, Stevie Wonder, Starfield, Common, Flame, Kirk Franklin, Da Truth, Canton Jones, Kirk Whalum, Steven Curtis Chapman, Ben Tankard, Mary Mary, Mercy Me, Chris Tomlin...the list goes on.
Spare Time: Spending time with family, trying new things, riding motorcycle, reading, drawing, watching movies..
Favorite Movie: Coming to America, Color Purple, The Notebook, Love and Basketball, Legends of the Fall, Roots, Love Jones, The Passion of the Christ and A Raisin in the Sun.
Worst Movie Ever: Gigli
Favorite Book: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, More Than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel, The People’s History of the United States, Passing on the Faith and Evangelism Remixed.
Fear Factors: Being trapped under water and not living up to my full potential
Biggest Frustration: When I don’t finish what I’ve started