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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Our Ministry Team

Pastor Zachary Guyton

Pastor Zach, born and raised in southern New Jersey, is the ninth of ten children of Pastor Horace and Mrs. Vivian Guyton.

He received a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in 1987, and was employed in facilities and distribution management for several companies before his calling into ministry

Pastor Zach and Sherene McFarlane married in 1994, just before moving to Columbia, South Carolina for him to pursue a Master of Divinity at Columbia Biblical Seminary. During his time in Seminary, he was involved with at-risk youth and prison ministry. Son Caleb joined the Guyton family in 2003.   After graduation in 2004,  he was called to Pastor Bethany Evangelical Free Church.

In 2009, Pastor Zach added the title of Executive Director of Bethany Center for Champions (BCC) to his job description. BCC is the non-profit ministry arm of Bethany Church, serving as an after-school safe haven for the youth of West Orange, to meet the spiritual, social, physical and academic needs of the community.

Assistant Pastor Rolland Powell

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.  

Bethany Church Leadership Team

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.

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