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Bethel Church Staff

Dan Qualls

Lead Pastor

Pastor Dan grew up in Wichita, Kansas. It was at age 12 that he knelt and prayed with his Mom, surrendering his life to Christ as His Savior and Lord. At age 16 he began to sense God’s call into full time ministry. After graduating Wichita High School East, he went on to Wichita State University graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He then attended Denver Seminary, Denver, CO, graduating in 1976 with a Master of Arts in Christian Education.

Dan’s passion is to encourage and equip people know the God who loves them and live a life that is joyful, blessed and meaningful.

Dan and Jo were high school sweethearts, they courted through the first three years of college and were married on May 23, 1970. God has blessed the Qualls with two (now grown) children: daughter Erin and her husband Aaron and son Ryan and his wife Rachel.  They are very proud to be the grandparents of Jack, Noah and Paige.

Dan enjoys cheering for and participating in sports. He’s a Kansas Jayhawk fan. He also roots for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs. A good day off is time with Jo—having dinner or watching a movie. He is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction.

Pastor Dan comes to Bethel from First Assembly of God in Rockford, IL where he was Associate Pastor for 22 years. Before that he served as Lead Pastor at Derby Friends Church in Derby, KS. Other previous positions include Christian Education Pastor in both Akron, OH and Denver, CO, as well as Youth Pastor in Canton, OH.  In his college days in Derby, KS he hosted his own radio program and conducted numerous seminars and conferences.

Jeremey Earnest

Family Ministries Pastor

Pastor Jeremey is no stranger to Bethel Church. He was born and raised in Moline, IL and attended Bethel until the age of 16 when he moved to Hamilton, Alabama. While living in Alabama, he earned a degree as a machinist from Bevill State Community College and later went on to attend Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola, Florida where he earned an Associate of Arts in Practical Ministry. In continuing his education he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Management from Regent University and a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University.

For many years Jeremey felt a call into pastoral ministry and in 2013 he began serving as senior pastor to a Southern Baptist church in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. Jeremey held this position for a little over 6 years until he felt God draw him back to his home church where he now serves as the Family Ministries Pastor.

Jeremey shares this ministry role with his wonderful wife, Melissa, who directs the children’s ministry and coordinates special events.  She also has a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from ORU as well.

Jeremey and Melissa have 3 beautiful daughters, Alissa, Michaela, and Adalynn.

When not involved in church activities, Pastor Jeremey can be found enjoying some time in his woodworking shop where he specializes in making custom designed cabinetry. He also enjoys spending time with his family and scoping out old cars.

Bethel Church Staff

Dan Qualls

Lead Pastor

Pastor Dan grew up in Wichita, Kansas. It was at age 12 that he knelt and prayed with his Mom, surrendering his life to Christ as His Savior and Lord. At age 16 he began to sense God’s call into full time ministry. After graduating Wichita High School East, he went on to Wichita State University graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He then attended Denver Seminary, Denver, CO, graduating in 1976 with a Master of Arts in Christian Education.

Dan’s passion is to encourage and equip people know the God who loves them and live a life that is joyful, blessed and meaningful.

Dan and Jo were high school sweethearts, they courted through the first three years of college and were married on May 23, 1970. God has blessed the Qualls with two (now grown) children: daughter Erin and her husband Aaron and son Ryan and his wife Rachel.  They are very proud to be the grandparents of Jack, Noah and Paige.

Dan enjoys cheering for and participating in sports. He’s a Kansas Jayhawk fan. He also roots for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs. A good day off is time with Jo—having dinner or watching a movie. He is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction.

Pastor Dan comes to Bethel from First Assembly of God in Rockford, IL where he was Associate Pastor for 22 years. Before that he served as Lead Pastor at Derby Friends Church in Derby, KS. Other previous positions include Christian Education Pastor in both Akron, OH and Denver, CO, as well as Youth Pastor in Canton, OH.  In his college days in Derby, KS he hosted his own radio program and conducted numerous seminars and conferences.

Jeremey Earnest

Family Ministries Pastor

Pastor Jeremey is no stranger to Bethel Church. He was born and raised in Moline, IL and attended Bethel until the age of 16 when he moved to Hamilton, Alabama. While living in Alabama, he earned a degree as a machinist from Bevill State Community College and later went on to attend Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola, Florida where he earned an Associate of Arts in Practical Ministry. In continuing his education he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Management from Regent University and a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University.

For many years Jeremey felt a call into pastoral ministry and in 2013 he began serving as senior pastor to a Southern Baptist church in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. Jeremey held this position for a little over 6 years until he felt God draw him back to his home church where he now serves as the Family Ministries Pastor.

Jeremey shares this ministry role with his wonderful wife, Melissa, who directs the children’s ministry and coordinates special events.  She also has a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from ORU as well.

Jeremey and Melissa have 3 beautiful daughters, Alissa, Michaela, and Adalynn.

When not involved in church activities, Pastor Jeremey can be found enjoying some time in his woodworking shop where he specializes in making custom designed cabinetry. He also enjoys spending time with his family and scoping out old cars.

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