At Bethany, we recognize a leadership structure comprised of a plurality of Elders (Brian Knight and Steve Barnhart) and Deacons (Alex Apps, Kit Cischkie, Rob Rowe, Chris Rebman and Gary Miller). These men are identified and recognized by the congregation as active servants and teachers. They are not “super Christians”; they are everyday common men who strive to live by the disciplines specifically described in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9, and lead by principles of biblical leadership throughout the Old and New Testaments. Presently, Pastor Brian is the only full-time staff Pastor.
With childhood roots in the Keweenaw, Brian has served as a staff Pastor at Bethany since returning to the area more than a decade ago. As Bethany’s primary teaching Pastor, Brian most often preaches through a book of the Bible, with a focus on presenting the original context and a diligence for accurate interpretation. He […]Read Biography