DR. BRAD STAMEY
Brad has been at Bethany for 10 years and feels so blessed to be shepherding this Body of Believers! He has enthusiasm for presenting God’s Word, for motivating others to grow in their faith, and for seeing people participate in mission experiences. He encourages disciple-making and strong relationships through small groups.
Brad and his wife, Lori, have three grown boys; two of which are married. The Stamey's love sports (especially basketball) and outdoor activities. Brad is a graduate of UNC–Chapel Hill, Southern Seminary, and Golden Gate Seminary.
Brad and Lori served as IMB missionaries in Moscow, Russia for 15 years. Their desire to see God’s glory among the nations continues to impact their approach in local church leadership. They are on a journey of learning and teaching what it means to die to self, and let Christ live through them.
REV. BRIAN ALVERSON
MINISTER OF DISCIPLESHIP
Brian, a native of North Carolina, serves Bethany as the Minister of Discipleship. He received his B.A. in Business Administration from UNC-Charlotte and holds a M.Div. from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC. He was previously employed as support staff in two other churches in North Carolina before coming to serve at Bethany.
Brian and his wife April have three sons: William, Samuel, and Owen. They enjoy walking Charlie their dog and spending time together in the mountains, especially in the fall. He also loves Italian food and Pepsi is his beverage of choice.
Brian has a deep desire to see others grow in their walk with Christ, and his hope is for Bethany to continue pursuing Christ. In that pursuit he hopes to see lives being changed, souls being saved, and disciples being made! His passion is to point others to Christ daily through word and deed.
MINISTER OF YOUTH
Frances has served as Office Administrator and Ministry Assistant at Bethany since 2003. Her job consists of overseeing all forms of communication to the congregation as well handling the financial affairs of the church.
There is a bench in Frances’ office which is a favorite place for members of Bethany to drop by and conduct business or chat. Frances is a great listener and creates an environment where members feel comfortable coming by the office to share concerns, joys, problems, or just to say hello.
Frances and her husband, Steve, have two children: Stephen and Susan. Her three grandsons are the absolute joy of her life, and she stays quite busy watching them play baseball and basketball.
Frances’ other hobbies include reading, crocheting, and quilting. Being involved in Bethany’s quilt ministry has been one of her greatest blessings.
For Bethany, Frances’ hope is that the church continues to grow spiritually in order to continue the Church’s long history of faithfulness and service to the lost and hurting.