Bonnie was born into a Christian Family in Wilson Borough, later moving with her family to Palmer Township. She smiles as she admits that she doesn’t remember a time in her life that Bethel wasn’t a major part of her family as her parents were actively involved in building the church building on Chestnut Ln. She became a custodial employee as a teenager and continues this service today alongside her father. After Bonnie met and married her husband she started to attend his church for a period of time but never lost her connection to Bethel occasionally attending services and faithfully cleaning the church every week.
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Kathy grew up in Alpha, NJ, and is the fourth of five children. One of her earliest memories, at age 4, is the day that her mother was baptized on a Sunday evening at church. The look on her mom’s face when she talked about being baptized made an indelible impression. At age 5, Kathy began to attend Sunday School with her mom and always had a desire to serve the Lord. She told her first Sunday School teacher that she wanted to be a missionary in Alaska to share Jesus with the Eskimos.
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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.
Bill Weaver was born at Wagner Farms in Palmer Township and spent his early years living on various farms where his father worked. Bill moved with his family to Wilson Boro after the war and later graduated from Wilson Area School District. At 16 years of age he started working at Trans-0-Gram and for the next 20 years, he held his position as custodian. He went on to work for local companies which included Baker Chemical, Laneco, and finally Met-Ed until retirement. His whole working career Bill was a professional custodian.
Michelle was raised in Wilson Boro, PA in the house her parents still live in today. Her parents Mike and Flo Flory have attended Bethel for many years. She has one brother who lives with his family in Forth Worth, Texas. Michelle gave her life to Christ on a camping trip down south during a youth church service when she was 8 years old. Then she rededicated herself when she was 13 at a Christian camp in Harrisburg.
Pastor Matthew Morris was born in Crozet, VA, in 1999. In 2013, Matthew moved to Puyallup WA with his family. Matthew gave his life to Christ in 2016 at New Hope Youth after going through bullying as well as medical issues. In November of 2016, Matthew and his family moved to Bakersfield CA where he eventually graduated from Frontier High School in 2018. Matthew was accepted into Liberty University and attended with a focus in physical therapy until he received his calling for Youth Ministry. During his first semester at Liberty, he strived after the Lord and during that time, the Lord began to change his heart to have a passion for the youth, a desire to disciple the youth, and to share the Gospel to a generation of students that have never heard the name of Jesus before. Matthew changed his degree to Youth Ministry in late 2018. Matthew worked at various camp ministries and internships during the time at Liberty University. Some of these opportunities include; SummerShine Ministries, Truett Conference Center and Camp, and even a children’s ministry intern at Second Baptist Church of Houston Texas. In December of 2021, Matthew received his Bachelor’s degree from Liberty University specializing in Youth Ministry. During his time at Liberty, he met Alethea Brown. They started dating in August of 2019 and got married on February 12th, 2022. Alethea specializes in Forensic Science which she obtained at Liberty University. On March 1st, 2022, Matthew began working at Bethel Memorial Baptist Church as the new Assistant Pastor of Youth and Christian Education. As for Hobbies, Matthew enjoys working out at the gym, eating food, and even going bowling on occasion. Matthew is even a huge movie/TV person.