A rich history bringing glory to god in Phoenix
The church called Dr. John L. Mitchell to be its founding pastor. The next three decades were an incredible time for God’s work under his leadership. During those years, the church grew rapidly and had an impact on the community. It helped start several other Bible churches: Camelback Bible, Scottsdale Bible, Trinity Bible, Grace Bible, Biltmore Bible, Faith Bible, Desert Springs Bible, and Community Bible Church in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. A strong interest developed in worldwide missions, and, as a result, a number of people from the church have gone into missionary service.
Dr. Kent DelHousaye was called as Bethany’s Teaching Pastor in 2010. In 2012, Dr. DelHousaye was named Senior Pastor and assumed the mantle of leadership for all areas of the church. The English and Spanish congregations both grew significantly during his tenure. Dr. DelHousaye left Bethany in 2017 to pursue other ministry opportunities.
In 2019, Dr. Mike Fleischmann was called as Senior Pastor and began his as Bethany’s primary teacher, leader, and shepherd.