Philosophy of Ministry
Together seeking something better
To work together to passionately pursue a better relationship with Jesus, a better relationship with people, and a better community
To accomplish this, we strive to show love to our community, seeking life changing relationships, and to strengthen each other in the Lord.
We are seeking for the Lord to move in us and our community and to be transformed by Him through creating a care-taker environment, building community bridges, creating small communities, and building internal links (making everything the church has to offer easily accessible).
Please join us for a great time of musical worship, kids’ ministries, relevant and transformative teaching, and great people to get to know! Our service begins at 10AM and typically go to around 11:45AM to Noon depending on how the Holy Spirit is moving.
If you are interested in joining a group that is working together to grow spiritually, this group is for you. It is a 12 week course and works in a way that you can jump in at any time. They are held in the fall and spring. The current course is on Tuesday nights at 7PM in the multi-purpose room. These sessions will be from now through December 12th, with the exception of October 31 and November 21.
Wednesday nights we have a program called Alien Kids. It is an interactive program for kids K-6 from 7PM to 8PM. There is also ministry available for younger children.
We have a Bible study groups for both men and women on Wednesday nights at 7:00PM.
Men meet for a great time of fellowship and growth in God’s word at the Bethel Ministry Center at 1223 Ingham St. Please join us!
Our ladies come together for fellowship and growth in God’s word and meet in the church.
Occasionally, there are other events occasionally as well. Please come and join us and watch this page and our events page for future activities.
Pastor Danny grew up in Dayton, Ohio and he and his wife, Heather, are graduates of Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. He has served as a children’s pastor in Kansas City, Missouri and has been serving with a number of churches in the Pittsburgh area in children’s ministry, youth ministry, outreach, Bible studies, preaching, and more since 2004. Most recently he served as the Family Life Pastor at New Day Assembly of God in Upper St. Clair. He believes in relationships and would love to get to know you.
Bonnie has been a member of Bethel for over 30 years and has been serving as our bookkeeper since 2002. She takes care of a number of administrative tasks and is always available to assist the ministries of the church.
Bethel Assembly of God is connected to a move of God that began on the north side of Pittsburgh back in the 1920’s. This movement brought about a church that would eventually be called Evangel Temple. Evangel Temple, within the past ten years, has merged with Ridgewood Assembly of God and the property was sold to City Reach. In 1973, there were conflicts within leadership at Evangel and a group of believers formed a new gathering of Christians. They became Bethel Assembly of God. The church sought out a former pastor of Evangel, named William Bailey to serve as the first pastor of Bethel.
During the first year, a personal emergency arose in Pastor Bailey's life that led him to resign. The church then found J. Clayton Sheridan to serve as the second pastor. Shortly after that, Bethel purchased the ground that our current building sits and built our present building. The Lord did many great things as the church began to grow.
In 1981, Pastor Sheridan felt led to move on and he resigned. The church elected Pastor John Holt in 1982 as the third pastor of Bethel. He faithfully led the church for 18 years and the church continued to grow and impact the neighborhood. The church flourished to near 400 in attendance and had two services. In 2000, Pastor Holt felt called to move on to pastor a church in Philadelphia.
The church struggled to find his replacement and was without a pastor until 2002. During this time, the church declined in size. In 2002, Bethel elected Greg Hammond as the fourth pastor. He served faithfully guiding the church through some difficult times and leading the church through a rebuilding process. At the end of 2016, Pastor Hammond felt it was time to retire.
In January 2017, the church elected Danny LeVeck Jr. as the fifth pastor of Bethel. He began to serve as pastor in February of 2017. The Lord has begun a new work and we have been encountering the move of the Spirit in our service and at the alter and a deepening of our community and relationships. There is a growing excitement of the vision that the Lord has given us and we are believing for great things!