Pastor Frank was raised in a Catholic home, to Italian parents, on Chicago's Southwest side.
In his early twenties was invited to an inner-city church, after a time of seeking God. While there he heard the Gospel preached with power for the first time and accepted the Lord on June 3, 1993.
Pastor Frank is an alumnus of the Moody Bible Institute and has served in many capacities over the years. He served as a Missionary/Church Planter for the North American Mission Board, and has a passion for the Gospel and seeing people grow in their faith.
He is married with three children, and loves anything having to do with family.
He was called to pastor Bethel Baptist Church in 2018, and lives in Princeon, Illinois.
Bethel Worship Team is comprised of different musically talented individuals with a sincere desire to help lead Bethel in music and song in our gatherings. They all bring different experience and talent blended together to inspire us to come before God's throne in worship.
They work together to make Bethel's corporate worship time one of the most inspiring.
Julie was raised in a Christian home in Southwest Michigan.
After finishing High School, she served on Youth With A Mission, on the Inner City Missions Team. After that she attended Harvest Bible College and Graduated with a Degree in Biblical Studies. As well as, served as a missionary at His Mansion Ministry, out of New Hampshire.
Julie leads our Children's Church for ages Pre-K thru 5th Grades, Our Mid-week Children's Ministry called Kids of Faith, and teaches our Adult Woman's Bible Study. As well as Administrative Assistant to the Pastor
Jim has been a part of Bethel Baptist Church for a long time. He lives in the area and started attending years ago. He is faithful to our vision for reaching the lost and seeing people come into a thriving relationship with Christ.
He serves both in front and behind the scenes in several capacities. Bible Studies/Sunday School Director as well as co-leads a Men's Adult Class and serves as a Trustee, which entails many hats.
Paula was raised by her grandparents along with her 6 older brothers. Although it was a good loving home, they didn’t attend church.
In her young adult life, after moving to a new town, her neighbor, invited her to Bethel where she has attended and been a member for over 20 years now. The women drew her in and she found a love for women's ministry & missions.
She's been the Women's Ministry/WMU Leader in our church for many years now. They meet the 1st Monday of each month. They read about, discuss, and pray for missionaries around the world featured in a monthly publication. They also reach out to the community and beyond, sharing the love of Jesus by contributing to local organizations and missionaries, both here and overseas. The women in the group share a true bond in their love for missions.