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.


Jerry Dodds, Pastor

Pastor Jerry Dodds was born and raised in Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. He has his B.A. from John Carroll University in Elementary Education and his M. Div. from The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. He has family roots in western Pennsylvania with his late father being from Beaver Falls and his wife hailing from Beaver, PA. Pastor Jerry has served congregations in Pennsylvania and Michigan over his 30 years of ministry. He has also preached in State Prisons and County Jails and worked with pro-life organizations. His ministry with his wife Marci has always been to have a home welcoming to old and new friends alike. The Dodds have been married for almost 30 years and have five children, the oldest of whom is married and living in South America with her husband and daughter. They also have two other daughters, two sons, and one beloved cat.


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.