Dan was born in northeast Ohio with roots in Indiana and Iowa. He has been privileged to be at Bethesda since 1995 where his principle duties are the pulpit ministry and casting an overall vision for the church. His formal training includes studies at Baptist Bible College of Pa., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is married to his college sweetheart, LuAnn, and the Lord has blessed them with three sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandsons. A couple of books that Dan thinks are especially helpful to anyone following Jesus are The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan and The Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson.
David joined the pastoral team in 2010 and presently focuses much of his attention toward young adult discipleship and corporate outreach. He earned his BA at Cedarville University and his MDiv at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. David and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married 12 years and are blessed with 3 children.
Ken has been a member of Bethesda since 1976 and a Pastor since 1986. He grew up in Allen Park and is a life-long resident of the Downriver area. He earned a BS in Administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and worked for a local firm in the Information Technology area until his recent retirement. Ken shares in the teaching, preaching, and care of the members and oversees the church's finances. He and his wife Cindy have been married over fourty years and have three adult children and nine grandchildren.
Bob joined Bethesda’s staff in 1999 having served at churches in Illinois and Michigan. He was born and raised in Allen Park and received his education at William Tyndale College (B.R.E. in Biblical Literature) and Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). At Bethesda, he oversees the areas of discipleship, care, and worship planning. He, his wife Lori, and their three children live in nearby Southgate.
Jim has been a member of Bethesda since 2003 and joined the pastoral staff in 2013. He is employed as an engineer in the energy industry and has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University. He is a graduate of Michigan Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity). Jim has been involved in teaching and preaching for several years at Bethesda. He and his wife Mary have been married for 25 years and make their home in Brownstown.
Jonathan joined Bethesda to serve as the Youth Minister in 2017. He grew up in Dallas, Texas where he received a BA in Biblical Studies and Church Planting from Criswell College. He is continuing his formal training at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is pursuing a Master of Divinity. Jonathan focuses much of his attention on serving the 7th-12th grade students and families of Bethesda. He married his high school sweetheart Briana in 2016, and they live in Allen Park.