Dr. Daniel J. Bennett
Senior Pastor | Bethany Community Church
Pastor Daniel has served as the Senior Pastor at Bethany Community Church since 2007. Prior to that, he had served on the staff team at Bethany Baptist Church as the youth pastor and family pastor since 2000. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Dallas in 1999 (Literary Studies and Historical Studies), In 2004, Daniel earned his Master's of Divinity from Moody Bible Institute. He completed his Doctorate of Ministry in Expository Preaching at Southern Seminary in 2011. Daniel is the author of A Passion for the Fatherless, a book designed to help the church engage in God-centered orphan care ministry.
Dr. Ritch Boerckel
Senior Pastor | Bethany Baptist Church
Pastor Ritch has been ministering at Bethany since 1993. His previous training includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Training from Moody Bible Institute, a Masters of Theology degree in Bible Exposition from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. Pastor Ritch and his wife Kimberly have three children, Alexander (married to Kiera), Daniel (married to Elizabeth), and Jackson. They also have one grandson, Malachi.
Neil's Bio is forthcoming.
Senior Pastor | Living Hope Community Church
Art Georges is the senior pastor of Living Hope Community Church in Bartonville, Illinois. Art received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1986. Following completion of his undergraduate degree, he worked as an actuary in the insurance industry. In 2002, Art completed his Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. Upon completing seminary, Art joined the staff of Bethany Baptist Church (BBC) and led a group from BBC in planting Living Hope Community Church, where he has pastored since its inception.
Pastor of Discipleship and Counseling | Bethany Community Church
Kent has been on staff since January 2012. Kent and his wife Janell have been a part of the Bethany Fellowship since 2008 and came to Bethany Community Church with the church plant. He has been in the ministry of biblical counseling since 1999 and currently oversees Bethany Community’s Biblical Counseling Ministry. He has been a member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors since 2010.
Dave Robinson is an elder and adult Sunday school teacher at Bethany Community Church in Washington, IL. He grew up in the Peoria area and attended Taylor University and the University of Kansas before settling back in central Illinois. He and his wife, Beth, have two children: Anna and Luke. Dave works for Precision Planting in Tremont, IL managing technical publications and communication.