Pastor Josh joined FBC Bethalto as lead pastor in 2020. Josh grew up in Benton, IL. He married his wife, Bethany (Johnston), on August 18, 2007 before his second tour to Iraq while serving in the Army. Bethany also grew up in Benton, IL and is currently a full-time mom. Bethany loves playing the piano and ministering to high school/college ladies. Josh and Bethany have three kids that love everything Disney, playing sports and swimming.
Pastor Tim joined our pastoral team in 2007. Born and raised here in Bethalto, Tim has served at churches in Illinois and Missouri, as well as worked on staff for state and national student camps. As our associate pastor, Tim oversees our student ministry, teaches, counsels, directs the Upward Sports ministry, encourages families, and assists our senior pastor. In 2004, Tim married his wife Sarah Jane, and they have two children. Tim also enjoys photography, DIY home improvement projects, & genealogy.
Worship and Media Pastor
Pastor Justin joined our pastoral team in 2015. Justin grew up in Sullivan, MO and has served at churches in Missouri and Texas. Prior to full-time ministry, Justin taught elementary music. As our worship & media pastor, Justin oversees our entire worship, leads worship each Sunday, produces video, and creates media for our church. He and his wife Erin married in 2007 and have three children. Justin also enjoys photography, fishing, golf, and grilling.
Music and Media Intern
Jacob is currently serving as an intern, working in music, media, and “other duties as assigned”. He is finishing up his senior year at SIUE and graduates in May with a degree in Music Business. He is marrying his best friend, Alexis, this May. Jacob enjoys playing saxophone, jazz music, teaching music lessons, graphic design, and playing golf.
Marilyn has served as our church administrator since 1994. As office administrator Marilyn assists the pastors with special projects, makes the office run efficiently, schedules all church events, and is our church clerk. Marilyn and her husband Tom, one of our elders, were married in 1968. They have 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Marilyn also serves as the co-director of our women’s ministry. She also enjoys painting and sewing.
Tammy has served as our administrative assistant since 2004. She is the front door to our office and helps with a variety of administrative tasks. Tammy married her husband Greg in 1987 and they have two adult children. One of the other ways you will see Tammy serving at FBC is by leading our mission team. She also enjoys advocating for child sponsorships & participating in both local & overseas mission trips.
At FBC Bethalto we make decisions as a community of believers, yet we also agree to be led and directed by a group of godly men we call Elders. The Elders shoulder the responsibility for following the direction of the Holy Spirit as they seek to make decisions that are for the good of the church and for the glory of God. The community of believers is responsible for confirming those decisions, so we work together to see God’s church grow! The Elders also seek to care for the spiritual well-being of the believers within our church. If there is anything our Elders can help you with in your life, please let us know!
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