Our Leadership

At Bethany, we recognize a leadership structure comprised of a plurality of Elders (Brian Knight, Steve Barnhart, Alex Apps and Caleb Jackson), Deacons (Andrew Black, Kit Cischke, Matt Fifield, Adam Gill, and Chris Rebman) 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 nearly two decades ago. As Bethany’s lead elder and primary teaching pastor, Brian is dedicated to expository preaching. His desire is to accurately communicate the original intent of the inspired text, that God’s Word would […]

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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 completed his Master of Divinity with a Pastoral Ministry concentration from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. […]

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Steve Barnhart

Steve Barnhart

  Elder

Steve has been a part of the body at Bethany since coming up to Michigan Tech in the late 90s.  After graduating from MTU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he began working at GS Engineering in Houghton, where he is currently employed.  While engineering is his primary vocation, Steve has been involved in leadership […]

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Alex Apps

Alex Apps

  Elder

Though a native of lower Michigan, Alex considers the Copper Country his home.  As an engineering student, he enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and genuine nature of the people.  Having met through campus ministry at MTU, he and his wife Amanda were blessed to return to the area over a decade ago.  With his primary vocation […]

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