Erin Bethea

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Erin Bethea
Born(1982-08-12) August 12, 1982 (age 32)
Georgia, United States
Spouse(s)Bill L. Shafer (m. 2009)
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Erin Bethea
Born(1982-08-12) August 12, 1982 (age 32)
Georgia, United States
Spouse(s)Bill L. Shafer (m. 2009)

Erin Bethea (born August 12, 1982) is an American actress. She is known for appearing in Sherwood Pictures' films, Facing the Giants and Fireproof.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Bethea is the daughter of Michael and Terri Catt.[2] Her father, Dr. Michael Catt, is the Senior Pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church,[3] an affiliate of Sherwood Pictures.[4] Her mother, Terri Catt, was the Wardrobe Coordinator for both Facing the Giants and Fireproof.[5] Her sister, Hayley Catt, is a still photographer,[6] production secretary, and website coordinator for Fireproof.[7]

In 2004, Bethea received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre at the University of Mobile.[7] She married Bill L. Shafer on October 16, 2009.[8]

Professional career[edit]

While earning her BA degree in theatre, she played in dozens of shows on stage.[2] She later began working for the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.[3] She is currently[when?] an actress in the Magic Kingdom. She is also part of the Actors' Equity Association.[9]

Bethea has recently been named co-host for a new television series called OMX: On Mission Xtra which will air on FamilyNet.[10] It tells the stories of people all over North America who are doing things to reach people with the Gospel and change the world's culture.[2] Bethea said that OMX was "unlike anything I've ever done before. I think the style of OMX reflects the message of the show, which is to get Christians to be relevant and think outside the box." She also stated, "The show has a ton of variety with stories from people all over North America, musical acts and interviews with ministry leaders." It is being launched by the North American Mission Board.[10]


2006Facing the GiantsAlicia Houston
2008FireproofCatherine Holt
2011The Heart of ChristmasTrish
2011Waiting on the WarriorKrystal Fowler
2012Amazing LoveBeth
2012Laughing at the MoonNatalie Maclay
2014The Redemption of Henry MyersMarilyn
2014Christian MingleJennifer
2014VirtuousDiane Landers


  1. ^ Higgins, Cathy. "Fanning the flames". The Albany Herald. Retrieved February 4, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "Erin Bethea Bio". Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Fireproof, The Interviews: Leading Lady Erin Bethea". September 1, 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dr. Michael Catt - Senior Pastor". Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Terri Catt Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "Biography for Hayley Catt". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "New Film Features UM Graduate in Leading Role". Retrieved 22 November 2008. name="Twitter">"Erin Bethea's Official Twitter". Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Biography for Erin Bethea". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "About Me". Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "'On Mission Xtra' on FamilyNet TV". Baptist Press. Retrieved 22 November 2008. 

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