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.
MEET OUR STAFF
TIM & JANICE OLSON
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
Associate Lead Pastor
Pastor Roger has been on staff since 2003, originally as the Worship & Creative Arts Pastor and since has become the Associate Lead Pastor. He has a passion to see artistic people thrive in their God given creativity, and 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.
BEN & STEPHANI GURCZYNSKI
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
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. Pastor Daniel and his wife, 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.
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 through drama, music, visual arts, writing, and video. Valerie holds two bachelor degrees in Theology/Biblical Studies (Horizon Seminary) and Linguistics (University of Saskatchewan), and is also a published children’s author, artist, freelance writer, and editor. Valerie and her husband Randy are learning the joys of grandparenting, and enjoy hiking and kayaking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
BJ & MEGHAN DALE
Pastor BJ is a home-grown Medfordian. While attending Eagle Point High School, God put a passion in his heart for the youth of the Rogue Valley and for ministry. After going off to business school at the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!), he felt God leading his family back to Medford in 2011 to work at Bethel Church as the Youth Ministry Intern. During his two years in that position, God continued to groom Pastor BJ for the ministry and deepened his love for Bethel Church and the youth of the Rogue Valley. In July 2014, Pastor BJ became the Pastor of Next Generation Ministries at Bethel Church. His passion is to see the next generation receive Christ’s free gift of salvation and become fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. Pastor BJ and his wife Meghan were married in 2010 and now have four children: Macie Grace, Katie Faith, Maddie Rose and Reece Keith.