Our Leadership

At Bethany, we recognize a leadership structure comprised of a plurality of Elders (Brian Knight, Steve Barnhart, and Alex Apps), Deacons (Kit Cischke, Rob Rowe, Chris Rebman and Gary Miller) and full-time staff (Brian and Caleb). 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.

Brian Knight

Brian Knight

  Lead 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 […]

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Caleb Jackson

Caleb Jackson

  Associate Minister

Caleb, along with his wife Kelsey, come to Bethany Baptist Church from Louisville, Kentucky.  Having completed a BA in History at the University of Cincinnati and served for a year on staff with Cru (at University of Cincinnati), Caleb has nearly completed his Master of Divinity with a Pastoral Ministry concentration from Southern Baptist Theological […]

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