Pastor Dave was born and raised in a Christian home in Des Moines, Iowa where he lived all of his life until joining the team here in 1999. Dave is a gifted communicator and pastor. His heart for ministry and people shows in his longevity of service, eagerness for learning, and awareness of current needs. Dave has been leading Bethel as Senior Pastor since 2004.
Dave and his wife, Kathy, are grateful for and enjoy their family! They have three adult children and 11 grandchildren.
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Pastor Brady joined the Bethel team in September of 2010. After devoting a total 14 years to youth ministry, he transitioned into the role of Associate Pastor in the fall of 2014. Currently he oversees our assimilation and adult education.
In 2016, Brady graduated with a Masters of Arts in Ministry Leadership from Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago. He loves music, sports of most kinds (both playing and watching), reading, learning, and more.
Brady and his wife, Kristen, have two daughters and a son. Spending time together is a top priority, and they love to watch movies, play outside, read, and much more.
Pastor Chris is no stranger to Bethel, he grew up in Mt. Laurel and has been a member of Bethel since 2007. Chris has also served as a Pastoral Intern for two summers, and joined Bethel’s team as Youth Pastor in 2014. Prior to coming to Bethel he attended and graduated from Liberty University where he met his wife Marissa. Currently, Chris is pursing his Master’s Degree in Church Ministries from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Chris loves to learn, enjoys a great cup of coffee, is an avid sports fan, loves Christian rap and hip hop.
Director of Worship & Arts
Laura came on staff in 2006 and serves as our Director of Worship & Arts. In 1999 Laura graduated with a Bachelors in Music from Wheaton College and then a Masters in Music from Temple University in 2004. Laura lives in Cherry Hill with her husband Jason and their two sweet girls Abriella and Aaralyn. She enjoys reading, theater, teaching, making music, hiking and spending time with her family.
Director of Children's Ministry
In April, 2017, Lydia joined our team at Bethel as the Director of Children’s Ministry. Prior to coming on staff, she faithfully served in many areas of Bethel Kids. In addition to many years of management experience and a tremendous passion for seeing children know and love the Lord, she is pursuing a degree in psychology with an emphasis in child development.
Lydia grew up in Connecticut, was saved and baptized when she was 13. Since then, she has been very involved in a wide variety of church ministries with her husband, Tom. Together they have been living in South Jersey and attending Bethel for 7 years. They have three children: Sammy, Alex, and Abby.
She enjoys exploring new destinations as a family, playing tennis, all kinds of music, dancing, reading, time with friends, and home decorating. She is also an avid Patriots and Yankees fan…though we don’t hold that against her.
Director of Pastoral Administration
Director of Communications
Director of Operations
Director of Shining Lights
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