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.
Profile Category: Elder
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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