Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them” all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”


“All people glorifying God and enjoying Him in worship, knowledge, obedience and service forever.”
“Preach the Word; Teach the Word; Live the Word; Spread the Word.”



Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Rev. Denny Finnegan

Pastor Denny Finnegan

The Rev. Denny Finnegan graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1983 and has ministered in churches in California, Hawaii, Missouri and Pennsylvania. He has volunteered with Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International since 1986, and left the PCUSA in 2012 to become an ordained minister with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church while helping to start an EPC church plant in 2012. He loves to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, and to help them be more effective in their witness for Jesus through how they serve Jesus and serve others.





Cheryl Buxamusa, Music Director

Cheryl has a B.A. from Northwestern College and an M.A. from Youngstown State University. Alongside her extensive teaching career, she’s ministered throughout Europe and the Middle East, as well as in the U.S. and Canada. Her burdens are for evangelism, ministering to those who are hurting, and helping people grow in worship. At Bethel, Cheryl organizes music for our worship services, leads choir, is on the intercessory prayer team, and plays piano and organ. Besides loving to spend time with her family, she enjoys portraying Corrie ten Boom. Her hobbies are singing, writing, cooking, reading, and traveling.

Kelly Davis, Church Treasurer

Kelly Davis has been a part of Bethel all her life.  She was baptized, became a member, and was married at Bethel.  Kelly and husband Rodney have a busy life, being the parents of four children.  Her family has Bethel roots going back 10 generations.  Kelly likes working with numbers and she does a superb job at being the church treasurer and keeping the Bethel financial records in order.

Youth LeaderMicah Bell, Youth Leader

We are excited to announce the hiring of Micah Bell as our youth leader.  His position will be a partnership with young Life.  Micah is from the Dayton, Ohio area.  He is a 2015 OSU Graduate with a degree in International Development.  He has volunteered with Young Life for 6 years and now feels called into  full time ministry.  We look forward to welcoming Micah in early August.

Session ClerkJanice (Raney) Grim, Session Clerk

Janice (Raney) Grim began her clerk of session duties in August. Janice’s family has attended Bethel since 1804. She was baptized, became a member and was married at Bethel. Janice plays the organ for worship services is a physical therapist. She is not the first of her family to hold the position as clerk of session. Her father, great grandfather and great great uncle also served as clerk. Janice and Mike have been married for 30 years and have four adult sons, and a daughter. Janice and Mike welcomed a daughter-in-law this summer.