Staff & Leaders

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 began serving at Bethany in November, 2011. Prior to coming to Bethany he was the youth pastor at Faith Bible Church in Farmington Hills, MI. He grew up in Largo, Florida and graduated from Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL) in 2003 where he met his wife Amy. They were married in 2004 and have 2 children, daughter Sophie (2010) and son Elijah (2013). Aaron  completed a Masters of Divinity at Moody Theological Seminary (Plymouth, MI) in 2013.

Garrett Nimmo

Garrett joined Bethany in January 2019. 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 met his wife Lauren. They were married in 2017.

Rebecca VanHouten

Rebecca has been a member of Bethany since 2011 and began working as administrative assistant in March, 2014. She is also a videographer and owner of a production company, 516 Cinema. She and her husband Andrew were married in 2009 and enjoy traveling. They have 2 daughters, Mia & Sydney.

Anna Smith

Anna has been a faithful member of Bethany since 1995 and began working as secretary in March, 2010. She also works in Bethany’s Day Care Center. She and her husband Jim were married in 1993 and they have 4 children:  Mason (Beckie), Garrett, Natalie & Karissa.

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.

Paul England

Paul has been a member of Bethany since 1989 and has taught one of the Adult Bible Classes for many years. He is married to Vicki and they have one daughter, Loni and one granddaughter, Harper. Paul has been working for the City of Romulus since 1976.

Bob Lorincz

Bob and his wife Renee have been married since 1983 and have 3 children: Aaron, Alisha, and Abigail. Bob works for ReMax Properties, Inc. and currently serves as an Adult Bible Class Teacher.

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 one son, Charlie.

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.

Jim Smith

Jim and his wife Anna have been married since 1993 and have 4 children: Mason, Garrett, Natalie, and Karissa. Jim is employed by DHL. He plays the drums for our worship team and is also a Life Group Leader.

Matt Barrett

Cherie Losen

Cherie is the Day Care Director, she has worked at Bethany Day Care Center since 1986. She and her husband Kevin have been married for over 30 years and are both involved in the ministries of Bethany Bible Church. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Connie Shull

Connie has been working at Bethany Day Care Center since 2013. She has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and has taught for over 20 years. As the Preschool Director she is responsible for health records and creating preschool lesson plans.

Susette Losen

Susette began working at Bethany Day Care Center after graduating from Belleville High School in 1979. Soon after, she earned her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential for early childhood education (ECA) and is currently in her 31st year of teaching kindergarten. She and husband John (Bethany Music Director) married in 1982 and have three grown children. 

Tammy Rice

Tammy has worked at Bethany Preschool since January 1987. She is married to Paul Rice and has three children, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren. Tammy’s family has been attending Bethany Bible Church since 2010.

Megan Etzel

Megan began working at Bethany Day Care in September 2017.  She is married to James, they have 5 children.  Megan is also involved in church ministries with children at Bethany.

Leigh-Anne Sanders

Leigh-Anne has been teaching at BDCC since 2003. She is married to Richard Sanders and has two children; Corey and Shelby. Her family has been attending Bethany Bible Church since 2006.