Paul Brantley was born in 1940, in Pensacola, Florida. He and his wife, Phyllis, have three daughters, Tia, Tanya, and Talisha, and ten grandchildren. Paul's father, Hairston Brantley, retired from the eldership of the Bellview congregation in 1995. Paul graduated from Pensacola Junior College with an A.S. degree in business management and retired after 33 years with Monsanto Chemical Company. Paul has taught an adult Bible class for many years. In 1991, he was appointed an elder of the Bellview Church of Christ. Paul has done mission work in Latvia and Russia. Since 1993, he has made yearly mission trips to Murmansk, Russia.
Elder / Preacher
Michael Hatcher was born in Pensacola, Florida, the son of a Gospel preacher. He is married to Karen (Savage) and they have two sons. He has done local work in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and is presently working with the Bellview Church of Christ in Pensacola, Florida. In 2013, he was appointed an elder of the Bellview Church of Christ. He has spoken on several lectureships, Gospel meetings and to youth groups, and has done radio and television work. He also taught in Texomaland School of Biblical Studies in Denison, Texas, and was the educational director at State Street Church of Christ in Bristol, Virginia.
Michael directed the North Texas Lectureship and currently is director of the Bellview Lectures. He has written articles for several brotherhood publications and a weekly newspaper (from 1987-1994). He was the associate editor of the Shield Of Faith and now is editor of Defender, the Beacon, and the Bellview Lectures book. He is co-author of a book, Hatcher/Schweitzer Exchange, an exchange of letters with a Lutheran minister on the subject of Total Hereditary Depravity and other subjects, and a debate on the subject of instrumental music in worship with Baptist, Bob L. Ross.
In 1972 he was appointed a deacon.
In January 2008 he was appointed a deacon.
In November 1966 he was appointed a deacon. He was one of three men appointed as the first deacons of the Bellview Church of Christ.