A purpose of our church has always been to effectively reach the people in the Central Valley. In 1982, Pastor Cliff and Carol Traub were welcomed to Bethel Church. They pastored the church when moving to the new site located on Scenic and Oakdale, where the church is currently located. Cliff and Carol Traub pastored Bethel Church for 30 years where they faithfully still attend.
In 2012, a passionate young couple was brought in to follow the Traub’s in their ministry. Pastors Kyle and Marcia became the Lead Pastors at Bethel Church. In the early 2000s, St. John’s Chapel of the Valley had been deeded to Bethel Church. Soon after the Bethkes arrived, this downtown church became a campus of Bethel Church.
Pastors, Kyle and Marcia have a heart for parenting and planting churches. In 2013, the Riverbank campus was planted.