Rev. Zach Guyton has been the Pastor of Bethany Church since 2001. He is the son of a lifelong pastor and a godly mother. Zach is the ninth of ten children and grew up in southern New Jersey. He is a proud all-Philadelphia sports fan!
During his tenure, Bethany Church has continued to grow in gospel centered ministry. Pastor Zach and Bethany Church have been recognized for outstanding community service and partnership by the West Orange Town Council (Citizen of the Year 2009), the West Orange School Board (Outstanding Citizenship 2018), and the West Orange Human Relations Commission (M.L. King recognition 2012).
Pastor Zach is also the executive director of the Bethany Center for Champions which is a 501c3 community development corporation providing after-school programs for the youth of West Orange. He has also served in prison ministries and on various denominational teams that foster unity and diversity.
Pastor Zach is a graduate of Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA (B.A. Economics/International Politics) and Columbia Biblical Seminary, Columbia SC (Master of Divinity). Zach and his wife Sherene have one son.
Pastor Rolland was born and raised in Prince George’s County Maryland just outside of Washington D.C.Pastor Rolland felt called to ministry at an early age, and first answered that call his freshmen year of college, when he co-founded and lead the first Impact Movement Chapter of the University of Maryland College Park doing evangelism and discipleship for 2 years. Though he was there pursing a degree and Mechanical Engineering, God set him on another path through a missions trip that he served on the summer after his Sophomore year. The next semester he switched schools, and went on to receive a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College (formally Washington Bible College) in 2013.
Pastor Rolland worked for 3 and ½ years at Rock Creek Christian Academy (formally Clinton Christian School), where taught 6th through 12th Grade Bible, and served as the A/V coordinator. During this time he was also served at Life Church as a praise team member, head of the Young Adult Ministry, and Church Board Member. Pastor Rolland is happily married to his wife Charlotte and is now serving as the Pastor of Urban Engagement at Bethany Church.
In addition to our wonderful pastors, Bethany's Leadership Team is comprised of the Pastor, Elders and Deacons of the church.Our elders are Jim Rose, Tony Flores, and Jr. Hollister Brown.Our deacons and deaconesses are Jr. Hollister Brown, Jane La Mond, Tanetta Manderville, Rich Manus, and Nancy Rose.