Leadership

We believe that each local church is to be governed and led by a plurality of biblically-qualified men. The Bible uses several terms for these men: elders or pastors or overseers. (These three titles refer to the same office.) The primary responsibility of the elders is the spiritual oversight of the church. Under the leadership of the elders is a plurality of biblically-qualified deacons, whose primary responsibility is to serve the physical needs of the church.

See: Acts 6:1-6; 14:23; 20:17-32 Timothy 3:1-8; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4

 

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Mark Snider, Elder

Mark has been pastor at Bethany Bible Church since 2000. He studied at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. He currently lives with his wife, Mary, in Big Lake, MN; he has two grown children and 10 grandchildren.

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Erran smith, elder

Erran has been a member at Bethany Bible Church since 2011, and an elder since 2015. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and six children in Big Lake, MN.

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Steve Pfleghaar, Elder

Steve has been a member at Bethany Bible Church since 2015, and an elder since 2018. He lives with his wife, Terry in Elk River, MN.


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Chris madzey, deacon

Chris has been a deacon since 2009. He lives with his wife, Rhonda, in St. Michael, MN and has three grown children.

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Gene Spurlock, deacon

Gene has been a deacon since 2009. He lives with his wife, Annie, and five children in Monticello, MN.

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Scot Chapman, deacon

Scott has been a deacon since 2017. He lives with his wife, Mary, in Big Lake, MN; has two grown children and three grandchildren.

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Chase schomburg, deacon

Chase has been a deacon since 2017. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and three children in Annandale, MN.