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Our Mission

Bethel Baptist Church is a fellowship of believers that exists to bring the highest glory to God. We desire to make a difference in the world beginning first with the greater Parkersburg area.

Our Mission involves two areas:
1. Strengthening of fellowship together as believers.
We desire to be sensitive to the physical and spiritual needs of other believers. We seek to foster an atmosphere that would allow greater development of interpersonal relationships. We present a worship service that is both helpful and inspirational for our members through proclamation of God’s Word and we desire to offer programs for all ages that would enhance personal knowledge of Scripture and application to daily living.
2. Serving our community and world missions.
We want to maintain a Christian conduct before others in order to have an opportunity to share our faith and hope in the gospel. We desire to be supportive of the needs of our community so that we can demonstrate Christian compassion and we want to both prayerfully and financially commit ourselves to world missions for the purpose of world-wide evangelism.


Our Staff

Interim Pastor

Larry Schwarck joined the leadership team at Bethel in 2018. He grew up in the Northwestern Ohio area and became a Christian at the age of thirteen. Pastor Larry attended Grand Rapids School of the Bible in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has also pastored a number of churches throughout the state of Michigan. Larry has pastored churches located in both rural and urban contexts and currently serves as an intentional interim pastor with more than ten years of experience in the role as an interim pastor.

As Bethel transitions from its previous senior pastor of more than thirty-two years, Larry's ministry will set a strong foundation for the future leadership of Bethel.

Pastor Larry and his wife Hilda enjoy camping, fishing, reading, getting to know new people and serving wherever God takes them.


Associate Pastor

Kevin Brosius is a native of Kansas City and he joined the pastoral staff at Bethel in the summer of 2013. He became a Christian during his teen years and began to sense God's call upon his life for ministry. Kevin is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist University, Watertown, WI, and Virginia Beach Theological Seminary and he also continues his theological training through studies at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA.Pastor Kevin currently oversees the teen and outreach ministries at Bethel.


Kevin enjoys fishing, hunting, the outdoors and is happily married to his wife Lori. Kevin and Lori have been blessed with two wonderful and energetic children.


Office Staff

Susie Vaughan

Susie serves as office administrator at Bethel overseeing all activities of the main church office and providing adminstratrive support to the pastors and other staff leaders.

Susie Vaughan

Linda Campbell

Linda serves as assistant to the office administrator providing direct support to the office with routine functions as necessary.

Linda Campbell

Elders

The elders are the spiritual leaders of the church. These men come along side of the pastors to assist with wisdom and spiritual insight in the area of leadership, teaching, and serving. Currently, Bethel has five elders serving the congregation. Our current elders who lead Bethel are Ed Enoch, Pete Hammond, Dave Willis, Curtis Sams, and Jim Kerns.