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Pastor Brent

Pastor Brent

Senior Pastor/Elder

Born in Williamsport, PA, in 1962. His family attended a small Protestant church, but it was through a neighborhood Bible Club at the age of five that he was challenged to personally trust in Christ as Savior. During his Junior High years, he wanted to know for certain that Jesus was his Savior. His church did not emphasize the need for a personal response to Christ, but the Bible Club camp he attended was clear: each person must admit their sin, believe Christ died and rose again for their sin, and then pray to receive Christ as personal Savior.

For any prayer requests, praise reports, ministry questions, etc.

Dayo Adedoyin

Dayo Adedoyin

Elder Chairman/Fellowship

Their journey to Easton (Palmer township), PA, started in Nigeria where Dayo was born into a Christian and loving family. His parents brought him up with an understanding of who God is and the importance of having a relationship with Him. This has developed into a personal and growing faith in God. Dayo and his wife moved to the US over 30 years ago and after residing in several other places and regions in the US, they moved to Western NJ in 2003. After visiting several churches in NJ and neighboring PA, they settled down in Bethel Memorial Baptist Church (BMBC) which has been their church home since then.  Dayo lives in Lopatcong, NJ, with his wife and daughter. BMBC family has been their family away from home (still sounds strange to call a place you have not lived in for more than 30 years “home”, but we all cherish our heritage and background). It has been a joy and privilege to have opportunities, not just to worship as part of the BMBC family, but to serve the Lord through BMBC in various ministries, capacities, and positions, including in leadership.  We thank God that He has found us worthy to be workmen and women in His vineyard here at Easton and to be part of a congregation supporting the wider work of spreading the gospel and developing disciple-makers around the world.  May He find us faithful to our calling.

To email the Elder Board, to express any needs for elder care, or ministry concerns, etc.

Jerry Crivellaro

Jerry Crivellaro

Elder/Outreach

Born in Easton, Pa Jerry is the oldest of three boys. He met his wife, Kathy, on a blind date in 1974. Not long after their first meeting, she shared the Gospel and invited him to church. In early 1975 he surrendered his life to the Lord and later that year they were married. Jerry became a meat cutter and remained in that profession for 25 years. He then became a business owner and later drove school bus for 7 years until becoming the Transportation Supervisor for Wilson Area School District for three years until retirement. Jerry worked for 4 years as the Facilities Coordinator for Easton Arts Academy and is now officially retired from there.  Jerry’s involvement at Bethel encompasses many capacities over his 30 plus years of membership, such as softball player/coach, youth leader, AWANA secretary, men’s choir, Trustee, Treasurer, and currently as Elder assigned to Outreach. He has also served on short-term missions trips in Ecuador, Brazil, and India.  Jerry and Kathy were blessed with two girls, Kyla Rae and Jeri Jo, and gives all thanks and praise to HIS Lord and Savior for forgiving him of his sins and allowing him to serve.

Jeff Barrows

Jeff Barrows

Trustee Chairman

Jeff is thankful to serve the Lord and His Church in whatever way He leads. His family is from the Finger Lakes area of upstate NY, where he was born. He grew up in central New Jersey then moved to Frenchtown where he graduated from Delaware Valley Regional High School. He enjoys music (performance and technical support), gardening, and family. Jeff enjoys being a member of Grace Notes Gospel Big Band. Jeff is a seasoned 35+ year veteran of the Outdoor Power Equipment industry.

For any questions or concerns about the church building, building usage needs, maintenance concerns, etc.

Sam Bodder

Sam Bodder

Deacon

Sam Bodder was born and raised in Freemansburg, PA. Sam graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Upon graduation, he received a commission as Ensign United States Naval Reserve and was licensed by the United States Coast Guard as an Engineering Officer. Sam sailed for five years to the Far East on the United States Line Ships. Upon leaving the Sea, he was employed by Ingersoll Rand Company in Phillipsburg, NJ for 35 years as Superintendent of the Powerhouse and the Plant’s Environmental Coordinator.

Roger Christian

Roger Christian

Trustee

Born to humble beginnings in East Stroudsburg, PA. Roger attended and graduated from East Stroudsburg High School where he also wrestled.  He went on to attend Bloomsburg University.  He then attended and graduated from PInebrook Jr. College.  Then attended and graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. In 1980 Roger married his wife Holly.  They subsequently produced two daughters Nova Beth and Ginger Leigh.  During this transition in his life, Roger has worked at various jobs, the most prominent being Hunterdon Developmental Center in New Jersey.  He is currently retired.

Oscar Duarte

Oscar Duarte

Trustee

Oscar was born and raised in Honduras. When he finished High School, he had the opportunity to go to Brazil for 2 years as an international student. Then a few years later, Oscar came to the U.S. and has been here for more than 30 years now. His favorite hobby is soccer, or as he calls it, "The real football". Oscar has been a landscaper for life and currently works for a contracting company doing surveys, using the experience acquired in the industry throughout the years.

Any questions/comments concerning the grounds around the outside of the church, to report any maintenance needs on the grounds

Rod Harrison

Rod Harrison

Trustee/Security

Born in Warren Hospital, Rod was raised on a dairy farm in Bangor Pa. It was while living there that Rod accepted Jesus as his savior at the ripe old age of 6. While living on a farm was busy he also enjoyed several different shooting sports, training horses, and even a few wild mustangs. Besides farming, Rod spent 2 years as a logger in Washington State where he also attended Northwest Bible College. Upon returning to the east coast Rod had a successful career as a Professional Truck Driver and recently retired from Penndot.

Scott Heim

Scott Heim

Elder/Secretary/Missions

Scott grew up in a small farm community in central Pennsylvania.  Church, family and work were a central part of his life.  He came to the realization in elementary school that his relationship with God was influenced by his family, but it was a personal decision he had to make and his parent's faith would not be enough to ensure him eternal life.  He remembered making his decision publicly at a church service.   Jesus Christ gave him eternal life then and since then he has never doubted the decision he made. 

Sean Isaacs

Sean Isaacs

Elder/Worship

Sean and his family became a part of the Bethel Memorial Baptist church family in late 2017. Being a member of our elder board Sean brings more than 25 years of general ministry, and more than 15 years of pastoral oversight, preaching and teaching, to the BMBC Family. Raised on the island of Grand Bahama in the Bahamas, by a godly single mom, Sean was exposed to the gospel very early. He moved to New York City at 17 to attend college and live with his dad. For the next four years Sean pursed a career in the entertainment industry and rebelled against much of what he had learned as a child.

Edward Lear

Edward Lear

Trustee

Ed grew up in Palmer Township.  He began attending Sunday School at Bethel Memorial Baptist Church as a toddler with several neighborhood friends and came to know the Lord as a teenager. He graduated from Easton High School where he met Carol, his wife of 36 years, during his senior year.  Throughout high school, Ed participated in track and cross country.  During high school, he worked for several local cabinet shops and framing contractors.  In 1982, Ed began his own remodeling business which he currently continues to operate.  Ed and Carol have been blessed with two wonderful children, Brent and Tricia, and two beautiful granddaughters.

Tom Malcolm

Tom Malcolm

Trustee

Hector (Tommy) grew up and lived in Kingston, Jamacia, West Indies, and later moved to the United States.  In his youth, he played soccer, cricket, and was also involved in track & field.  He worked as a machine assembler for 25 years at Bell & Howell, then Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission for 16 years in the Maintenance Department.  His wife, Elaine, needed a ride to church, which a friend, Elaine Dinan usually provided but wasn’t able to go on Sunday, and Elaine asked Tommy to take her, and he stayed for the service. 

James Marsh

James Marsh

Elder Vice Chairman

Jim was born in Betts Hospital, Easton PA, and lived his first 2 years in his grandparent's home in Bangor, PA before the family moved to Easton, PA. Chris and Jim met in 8th grade and dated until their wedding in 1967. They had two children; Heather and Seth. Jim made a profession of faith in Jesus in October 1975. They started attending Bethel in 1977 and became members on April 23, 1978. Over the years he has worn many hats including, but not limited to, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, serving 28 years formerly as a Deacon, and now as an Elder.

Ken Sun

Ken Sun

Trustee Vice Chairman/Technology

Ken was raised in a Christian family and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at a young age. He received his education in New York. After receiving his bachelor's degree from Columbia College, he took time off and worked in research before deciding to go on to medical school. He attended the State University of New York School of Medicine at Buffalo where he received his medical degree. He returned to NYC for residency training in Surgery and Anesthesia, and then completed a fellowship in Pain Management.

Helen Tielmann

Helen Tielmann

Deaconess

Helen was born to missionary parents in southern Colombia, South America.  She realized her need for a Savior while very young and made a decision to follow and serve Him all of her life. Helen was homeschooled, then came to the US for high school, graduated from the Latin American Institute, NYC, and a three-year evening Bible School program. She married her husband, James Tielmann in 1958 and both went to serve in Colombia as missionaries under Christian Missions in Many Lands for 20 years.

Bruce Mannon

Bruce Mannon

Deacon

Bruce Mannon was born in Somerville, NJ. He was the youngest of 6 children, and raised in Flemington, NJ. by a loving and caring mom. His father passed when Bruce was just 8 years old. Graduating college with a BA. In fine arts in 1973, he found work in the arts hard to come by, and therefore devoted himself instead to the sales & service industry.  As he built his sales career and business, Bruce realized the value and importance of delivering impeccable service.  Through evangelism explosion, Bruce realized his need for a savior, having lived his life to that point, thinking he was “good enough (Eph. 2:8-9).  Married to his wife, Hollie in 1977, together they raised 3 beautiful children, and are the proud grandparents of 5.  Having been a member of Bethel Memorial Baptist Church since 2009, Bruce joyfully serves on Bethel’s music ministry, whether it be a mixed chorus, men’s chorus (Victory Voices), or Bethel’s praise team.

Hollie Mannon

Hollie Mannon

Deaconess

Hollie was born in Somerville, New Jersey.  She is the oldest of three girls.  She graduated from high school and after a short time in Nursing school went on the become a dental assistant.  She met her husband Bruce and they were married in 1977. They both came to the Lord in March of 1987.  They have three grown and married children and 5 grandchildren. Hollie has been serving as a Sunday school teacher for many years!