Leadership

Bethel Baptist Leadership

Elders, Deacons, and Church Members

The head or leader of Bethel Baptist Church is Jesus. It’s His church, and he’s our senior pastor. We would say below the guidance of Jesus are leaders who are simply qualified Christians who follow Jesus and encourage others to follow him as well. At Bethel Baptist Church, our formal leadership structure involves Pastors/Elders, Deacons, and Church Members also known as the priesthood of believers.

Members as Leaders

As Bethel continues to grow, we rely on members to support our ministry and to carry out much of the work required to help accomplish our mission to have as many people know Jesus as possible. It’s a high calling that takes hard work—but it’s also the most rewarding work.  At Bethel Baptist Church, our leadership endeavors to nurture and support our members in all we do. In return, we depend on our members to collectively propel the church’s mission forward. Operating on a modest budget and minimal programming, we place our trust in the Holy Spirit to work through transformed hearts, uniting the body of Christ to extend love within our community, and families, and glorify God in humble yet impactful ways.

Elders

As Bethel continues to grow, we rely on members to support our ministry and to carry out much of the work required to help accomplish our mission to have as many people know Jesus as possible. It’s a high calling that takes hard work—but it’s also the most rewarding work.

At Bethel Baptist Church, our leadership endeavors to nurture and support our members in all we do. In return, we depend on our members to collectively propel the church’s mission forward. Operating on a modest budget and minimal programming, we place our trust in the Holy Spirit to work through transformed hearts, uniting the body of Christ to extend love within our community, and families, and glorify God in humble yet impactful ways.

Marty Beamer

Marty Beamer

Preaching Pastor

B.A. in Christian Ministry, Spurgeon College M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Pursuing a Th.M. in Philosophy, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Pursuing a Ph.D. in Ethics, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Harold Dinsmore

Harold Dinsmore

Associate Pastor

M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jed Hayes

Jed Hayes

Pastor

Bachelor of Science, International Marketing

Jason Dawson

Jason Dawson

Pastor

Master's Information Technology Management., Webster University B.A. Spanish, Benedictine University

Deacons

Jesus calls qualified men and women to lead his church as deacons, a word that is literally translated as “servants.” The office of deacon is first mentioned in Acts 6. As the burden of ministry grew for the early church, elders, in addition to prayer, study, leading, and teaching, were also taking on large workloads to serve the needy in the church and handle the administrative functions of the church. As a solution, the elders appointed deacons to assist the elders in these responsibilities.

Because Bethel is part of a church revitalization we have Deacons who assist the Elders in the day-to-day functions of church administration and activity. Qualifications for deacons are found in 1 Timothy 3 and include integrity, generosity, soberness, a clear understanding of the Bible, a well-ordered home, and a good reputation both in the church and outside the church. We are continuously on the lookout for qualified men to fit into these roles if this is ever something you would be interested in please let one of the existing Elders or Deacons know.

Val Tokarchuk

Val Tokarchuk

Deacon / Worship Leader
Brian Bonecutter

Brian Bonecutter

Deacon / Treasurer
Jeremy Campbell

Jeremy Campbell

Deacon / AV Media
David Davis

David Davis

Deacon
Phil Nigro

Phil Nigro

Deacon / Treasurer
John Kidd

John Kidd

Deacon
Larry Ganschow

Larry Ganschow

Deacon

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3700 NE Barry Rd.  Kansas City, MO 64156

Service Times:
Sunday School @ 9:30 am 
Sunday Morning Worship @ 10:30 am

Call :  816-734-4110

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