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. He graduated from Northwest University with a BA in Pastoral Ministries in 1982. He earned his MA in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1990. 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.
ROGER & TERESA HUTLEY
Associate Lead Pastor
Pastor Roger has been the Worship and Creative Arts Pastor at Bethel Church at Vista Pointe since 2003. Through his years of full time music ministry, Pastor Roger has written many songs for worship and various musicals. He has also written or co-written more than 20 dramatic musicals during his ministry. 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 two grandchildren.
BJ & MEGHAN DALE
Student Ministries Pastor
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.
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.
Director of Community LIfe
Kayla has attended Bethel Church since she was 7-years-old and now has the pleasure of serving as the Director of Community Life. She joined the staff in 2019 and is currently pursuing an MA in Ministry and Leadership through Western Seminary. Kayla believes that connecting with one another is one of the biggest keys to spiritual growth. In her spare time she enjoys serving on the worship team and as the church’s drama director.
Creative Arts Director
Valerie Coulman joined Bethel’s staff as Creative Arts Director after serving Bethel’s Creative Arts Ministry for the past 10 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) and Linguistics from Horizon Seminary and University of Saskatchewan, and is also a published children’s author, artist, and freelance writer and editor. Valerie and her husband Randy are parents to three almost-grown kids.