The family here, at Bethany, has come to experience God’s love in many wonderful ways, especially in finding forgiveness through his son Jesus. The expression of our gratitude to God has become very important to us. It is showing itself in increasing measure through heart-felt worship, loving service to one another, and humble attempts at sharing our faith with the community around us.
Click on any one of our Core Values below to read more about how we plan to grow in that area over the next 5-10 years (our vision).
Pastor Joel came to Bethany Bible Fellowship Church in September of 2012 to serve as our Youth Pastor, and he remained in that role until July of 2019, when he transitioned into the role of Senior Pastor. Joel was blessed to have many godly influences on his life through parents, grandparents, pastors, and church leaders ever since he was a child. He has also had the privilege of completing his B.S. in Bible (Pastoral Ministry emphasis) from Lancaster Bible College and his M.Div. in Pastoral Ministry from Missio Theological Seminary. Joel has a passion for proclaiming God’s Word and for coming alongside others to help them get to where God wants them to be. Joel married his wife, Ellie, in July of 2018, and they enjoy serving in many ways together at Bethany, as well as playing multiple musical instruments and enjoying God’s creation through day trips to State Parks.
Dave grew up in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, the oldest of six kids. He comes from a fun-loving homeschool family. After high school, he attended Cairn University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies. Dave is now pursuing a Master’s of Divinity at Cairn. He is a die-hard New England Patriots fan. He also enjoys playing dodgeball and football as well as board games with family and friends. God has given Dave a heart to love and lead others in following Jesus Christ, and it is his joy to be involved in this mission at Bethany, in the Hatfield community, and beyond.
Linda started attending Bethany Bible Fellowship Church in 2001 and has been the church secretary since 2014. Besides serving as secretary she is also involved with Women’s Ministry as well as helping in other areas at Bethany. Linda was born in Philadelphia and the Great Northeast was her stomping ground in her early life along with her 3 younger sisters. When she was 11 her parents and siblings relocated to Pennsburg where she graduated from Upper Perk H.S. Linda and her husband Mike live in Hatfield. She enjoys being creative whether it is with photography, making jewelry or crocheting and knitting as well as spending time with her husband and their 3 grown sons. She feels she and her family have been blessed to have the privilege to experience Biblical teaching, worship, and fellowship in a supportive and loving community at Bethany BFC.
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