ABOUT US
 
 
 
 

People Matter

We love and value every person who walks through our doors. We will take the initiative to proactively welcome and include every new person into the life and ministry of the church.

 

Faith

We speak the language of life, vitality, and mountain-moving faith. Nothing is impossible for God!

 

Servanthood

We gladly serve each other with an attitude of selflessness. We have an “I’ll do it” attitude when something needs to get done. We serve the Lord with great joy!

 

Growth

We hate spiritual complacency. We are going to challenge every member of our church to continually grow in their faith and to expand their thinking and vision. 

 

Generosity

We are generous! We are all a conduit of God’s goodness.

 

Creativity

We will share the gospel creatively with the goal of seeing people come to faith in Christ. 

 

Authenticity

We value and embrace authenticity. We are not into religious phoniness. 

 

Worship

We worship Jesus passionately because He is worthy of our very best.

 

The Holy Spirit

We welcome and seek the life-giving presence of the Holy Spirit.

 

God’s Word

We teach the bible as God’s inspired Word, without compromise.

 

The Next Generation

We will prepare and equip our children and youth for living a victorious life and we will encourage them to be world-changers!

 

Culture

 We all take ownership and responsibility for the culture and atmosphere of our church.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE DOCTRINE AND BELIEFS OF BETHEL CHURCH
 
 

 

We believe the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. The Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man and is the only one who can reconcile us to God. Each time we partake of communion we remember Jesus lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

We believe sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. In order to receive forgiveness we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus Christ and submit to His will for our lives. God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and powerful lives in order to help others more effectively. In order to live the holy, fruitful, and power-filled lives God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water, set our mind on Him and His purpose, and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe God has individually equipped us and corporately gathered us as His living body so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, strengthen the Church, and share the Gospel with the community in which we live.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised and will rule and reign on this earth. History will conclude as the wicked are judged and the righteous enter a new heaven and a new earth.

Bethel Church at Vista Pointe is an independent fellowship affiliated with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. For further information on the specific Biblical understandings of AoG tenets of faith, visit https://ag.org/Beliefs/Statement-of-Fundamental-Truths

 

 
 
 
 
MEET OUR STAFF

 
TIM & JANICE OLSON
Lead Pastor
 
Pastor Tim has been the Lead Pastor at Bethel Church since 1998. Pastor Tim holds a B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministries from Northwest University and an M.A. in Biblical Theology from Fuller Seminary. He is a Bible-teaching pastor with a great sense of humor. Pastor Tim encourages the congregation to be real with one another as he is with them. He and his wife, Janice, have been married since 1983. They have three adult children and nine grandchildren. They love biking, hiking, and about anything else that takes them into the outdoors.

 
ROGER & TERESA HUTLEY
Interim Executive Pastor
 
Pastor Roger has been on staff since 2003, originally as the Worship & Creative Arts Pastor and since has become the Lead Associate Pastor.
 
During this season of leadership transition, Pastor Roger will also be directly overseeing all ministries and daily operations at Bethel Church.  His ongoing focus on building a thriving, healthy, and united church family makes him well qualified for leading us during this season.
 
Pastor Roger has a passion for worship, and to see artistic people thrive in their God given creativity, so that all people may know Jesus Christ, in a deep, personal way.
 
He and his wife, Teresa, have been married since 1985. They have two children and four grandchildren.

 

TODD & CHRISTINE WAGNER
Interim Teaching Pastor
 
Todd and Christine Wagner have been involved in active pastoral ministry for 45 years. For 27 years they served as Lead Pastor at New Life Church in Springfield, Oregon.  Todd retired from full time ministry in March of 2021.  Prior to their time in Springfield they led the church at Central Coast Assembly in Newport, Oregon. Their early ministry was spent in associate pastoral roles in Oregon and Washington, focusing on Youth Ministry, Music, Christian Education.
 
Through the years Todd has been active in the Oregon Ministry network serving both as a Presbyter and an Executive Presbyter.
 
Outside of their ministry the Wagners enjoy the hiking, travel, their children and grandchildren, workshop projects. 

 
BEN & STEPHANI GURCZYNSKI
Children's Pastor
 
Pastor Ben joined the Pastoral Staff at Bethel Church in March 2015. His ministry passion is partnering with parents to see their children come to know their worth and value in Christ.
 
He and his wife, Stephani, were married in 2006. They enjoy reading, camping, and hiking. They have four children: Jude, Rowan, Harper and Sawyer.
 

 
DANIEL & EMMA BELL
Youth Pastor, Promiseland Director
 
Pastor Daniel joined the Bethel Church staff in September 2021 as the Student Ministries Pastor. He graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) in 2018 with a BA in Youth and Student Ministries. At the same time his wife, Emma, also joined our staff as Director of our birth-preK ministry, Promiseland.

Pastor Daniel and Emma were married in 2020 and soon after felt the call to the Rogue Valley. God has placed the desire in their hearts to bring the love of God to the “Now” generation in new and unconventional ways. 
 
 
VALERIE & RANDY COULMAN
Creative Arts Director
 
Valerie Coulman joined Bethel Church’s staff in 2019 as Creative Arts Director after volunteering with Bethel’s Creative Arts Ministry for ten years and seeing the impact creativity can have in pointing people to Jesus.
 
Valerie holds two bachelor degrees in Theology/Biblical Studies (Horizon Seminary, SK) and Linguistics (University of Saskatchewan), and is also a published children’s author, artist, freelance writer, and editor.
 
Married since 1991, Valerie and her husband Randy are currently learning the joys of grandparenting, and enjoy hiking and kayaking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
 
STEVE & HEATHER SMALE
Director of AV / Website Manager
 
Steve and Heather have been at Bethel since 2017. Steve is from England, while Heather is an Oregon native. Married in Ashland in 2006, they lived in North Carolina for ten years before returning to the Rogue Valley with a parakeet and two children (Emma and Lily) in 2016.
 
Steve leads the Audio Visual team at Bethel Church and is also a self-employed software engineer. Heather manages our website as well as helping in Womens Ministries and Bethel Kids. 
 
Steve and Heather like coffee, Strange British TV shows, camping, and good food.
 
KRISSI PRINCE
Pastoral Assistant
 
Krissi Prince joined the Bethel Church staff in 2010. She is a pastoral assistant, oversees the Hospitality Teams, and coordinates church events. She also loves working with Bethel Kids. Krissi is married to Matt Prince and has two kids, Alie and Nathan. She loves to camp, garden, hike, and cook with her husband.
 
 
 
LEAH MOSTTLER
Bookkeeper
 
Leah Mosttler has served in a number of roles at Bethel over the years. After 20+ years of experience working for her family’s businesses, Leah joined the Bethel staff as bookkeeper in 2016. Leah is married to Marcus who has two grown daughters.
 
 

PASTORS EMERITUS
 
Lloyd & Jane Reece

PASTOR EMERITUS

1975 - 1980

 
Bethel Church
4245 Vista Pointe
Medford, OR
 
tel. 541.779.5771
info@medfordbethel.com