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Church Board

Our Church Board functions as a plurality of leaders who serve our congregation by “shepherding the flock” in areas of spiritual oversight and care, as well as directing our ministries and finances. Our Board consists of our Pastors, 4-6 Deacons, and 4-6 Trustees. Our Deacons primarily look after “people”, while our Trustees primarily look after “property”. Each year, during our Annual Church Business Meeting, the church members vote to elect Deacons and Trustees to 3 year terms as positions are open. After this meeting, the Board meets to elect a Deacon Chairman and Trustee Chairman, with one of these chairmen then being elected to represent the Board as Board Chairman. The Board Chairman facilitates Board Meetings, and speaks on behalf of the Board as needed. We praise God for the men He has raised up to be servant-leaders at Bethany!

Bryan Murawski

After spending nearly a decade in youth ministry, Pastor Bryan Murawski and his wife Janice accepted a call to Bethany Bible Church in October 2016. The Murawski’s both grew up in New Jersey and have four kids: Chelsey, Nathan, Micah and Adam. Pastor Bryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Cairn University, as well as a Masters of Divinity from the same school. He teaches ministry and preaching courses as an adjunct professor at Cairn and has a PhD…

Aaron Walters

Pastor Aaron Walters began in November, 2011 as the Assistant Pastor of Youth and Adult Ministries. In January 2019 he transitioned to the role of Assistant Pastor of Adult Ministries focusing on discipleship at Bethany. Previously he was a youth pastor in Farmington Hills, MI. He grew up in Florida and graduated with a (BA) from Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL (2003) and received a Masters of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary, Plymouth, MI (2013). He and his wife, Amy, were married…

Garrett Nimmo

Garrett joined Bethany in January 2019 as the Director of Youth and Family Ministries. After successfully passing his ordination council, Garrett was ordained in March 2021 as the Assistant Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries. Before accepting the position at Bethany he served as the student minister at Macomb Christian Church in Shelby Township, MI. Garrett grew up in Livonia, MI. He graduated from Cornerstone University in May of 2017 with a degree in Biblical Studies. During his time at Cornerstone University, he…

Paul Rice

Paul and his wife Tammy have been married since 1986 and have three children; Justin, Leah, and Erin and four grandchildren, Carter, Ryleigh, Maverick, and Jaxson. Paul works for Midway Products, Inc. and currently is a member of the Praise Team, and teaches an Adult Bible Fellowship.

Roger Kirkpatrick

Roger and his wife of 42+ years, Pat, live in Romulus and were led to Bethany Bible Church in 2012.  They serve in several ministries including Sunday School, choir and Adult Bible Classes. Their two daughters live out of state and their son and his family reside in Superior Twp. The Lord has blessed their families with 17 children. Roger currently sells commercial lighting throughout southeast Michigan.

Dale Yates

Dale and his wife, Grace, have been married since 1980 and have 2 grown children, Nathan and Rebekah and 4 grandchildren. Dale is retired from CSX Transportation and is currently working part-time at the University of Michigan Athletic Department.  He currently serves as Head Usher and also helps with teaching in the Adult Bible classes.

Bob Murray

Bob and his wife Gayle were married in 1973. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Bob taught in Van Buren for 17 years before they served 21 years in Nigeria as missionaries with SIM. Bob is currently the Midwest Regional Director for SIM working in churches and on college campuses in 7 states. He is a Life Group Leader and a member of our Missions Committee.

Jim Warring

Jim and his wife Sharon were married in 1980 and have two grown children, Sarah& Jon and 2 grandsons. Jim is currently transitioning into retirement from thepainting business he owned for 41 years. He plans to become more involved inmissions like Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief. Jim currently serves as a greeter,Life Group leader and has filled in teaching Adult Bible Fellowship and Bible forLife Classes.

Hal Selstad

Hal and his wife Carol have been married since 1989 and have three grownchildren, Caleb, Kylie, and Kayleen, and 2 grandsons. Hal and Carol werepreviously supported by BBC as missionaries to China in the past. Halcurrently works for NYX Inc. He is a member of the Greeter Team andteaches in the Adult Bible Fellowship classes.

Steve Harsant

Steve and his wife Darlene, married in 1979,  have two children, Jason and Jennifer. They have seven grandsons. Jason, his wife Christie and their five boys are also members of Bethany Bible Church. Jennifer and her husband have two boys. Steve retired from the automotive finance industry in 2019. In addition to serving on the Bethany Board as a Trustee, he is also the VP of the Keystone Academy Board in Belleville. He also serves on the Bethany Day Care Board and…

Allan Jones

Allan and his wife Kristen have been married since 2006 and have 2 children, Carson & Lauren. Allan is an engineer at Design Systems and currently serves as a leader in FUSE. Allan is also a member of the Missions Committee.

Jake Losen

Jake started attending Bethany his first Sunday on earth. He’s gone through the youth ministry here at Bethany involved in leading music as a student and after high school. He started as a full-time youth leader in 2010 and then became the church Worship Leader in 2019. He is married to Elizabeth and they have two sons, Charlie and Ellis.

David Murray

David and his wife Diane have been married since 2006 and have one son, Joshua, and two daughters, Mia and Emma. David teaches mathematics and physics at Plymouth Christian Academy and currently serves as a youth leader and life group leader here at Bethany. David is also our Board Secretary and serves on our Christian Education Board.

Mason Smith

Mason has been attending Bethany since he was 9 months old. He met his wife, Becky, here at Bethany and they have been married since 2016. They have one daughter, Norah. Mason serves on the praise team and works with the youth group.