Pastors Sterling and Tanya Lawrence


Tony Casey / Worship  


Martha Bell / Ministry Coordinator


Aaron Holmes /Media Coordinator

Pastor Sterling and Tanya Lawrence have been in full time ministry for several years. Sterling has been a youth pastor, an evangelist, staff evangelist, and now pastors the body at Bethel. He pastors the church that his father pastored for almost 40 years.  It’s a privilege to serve where he was raised.  Tanya is creative in every sense of the word, having started a clown ministry, a puppet team and is blessed with a caring heart. They have lived in West Virginia, Ohio, New York and now, for the last eleven years back home.   

Bethel is where Tony Casey grew up. He comes from a family of musicians. A few years ago, he returned home from Nashville, gave his life to Jesus, and began leading us in worship each Sunday. The atmosphere is charged with expectation about what will happen any given week as we worship together. He is gifted and yet both feet remain firmly on the ground. The band consists of mostly young people (13-17) who love music and follow Tony’s lead.  


As Ministry Coordinator, Martha Bell helps us write a new chapter in the life of Bethel.  Her background is communication, management, and coordination, so visioning and organization come natural to her. Her passion is Christ and His church.  As Ministry Coordinator, she leads the body of Bethel in living out Ephesians 4:16.  In addition, she coordinates our small groups as well as co-leading our Women’s Ministry with Kathy Bushey.  When Martha is around there is an abundance of ideas to push forward the Agenda of the King.  She’s a fervent, engaged worshiper, loving God, her church, and her family.  
At the age of eight, Aaron Holmes was gifted with a disposable camera. From that that point he was hooked on photography and all things video. Now, at twenty two, his passion has grown along with his gift. He has worked for LT Media filming interviews at an NFL awards show at the age of eighteen, received his first IMDb credit when he was twenty and has traveled around the country filming, photographing and directing live concert productions of over 100,000 people. Aaron says: “I have been truly blessed with the opportunities God has given and my greatest want is to give back to Him in any small way that I can…” Aaron is with us at Bethel, and works in developing social media outreach. We are blessed to have him as a part our team. He is also available to do freelance work. Website: aaronholmesmedia.com
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