Ministry Team 

Pastor Phil and Denise Roop

Lead Pastors

Born and raised in a pastor’s home, Phil’s heart for connecting with people is huge! Denise grew up as a ‘military brat’, her family traveling throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Pastor Phil is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and has been in ministry for over 30 years. Together, Phil and Denise love God, love people, and love the vision God has placed in their hearts to equip God’s people to impact the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! They served as Bethel’s youth pastors from 1989-1996 and returned to lead our Bethel family in April of 2005. The Roops have three children, a handsome son-in-law, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and a growing number of adorable grandchildren!

Pastor John and Kelly Bechtel

Bethel Kids Pastors

John worked at Adult & Teen Challenge for nine years before he and Kelly joined Bethel in April 2018. He is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God. Kelly ministered to children for 17 years in New Jersey before marrying John in 2014, and she is excited to be back in kids ministry! They have three beautiful children and one on the way. Their mission statement is, “Giving kids the Message of trust in Jesus, Modeling it, and Mentoring them.” Their vision is to see kids Accept Christ and become Powerful in Prayer, Responsive in Worship, Spirit Empowered, Biblically Fluent, Actively Serving, Bold in Faith, Giving Selflessly, and Living like Christ!

Lanley Scroggins

Food Program Coordinator

Pastor Danny and Tanya Wilson

Element Student Ministries Pastors

Danny and Tanya have both earned bachelor’s degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. Pastor Danny is also an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. Danny and Tanya have served as staff with Bethel A/G for over 17 years. Tanya is a school teacher within the Cape Girardeau Public Schools. Their vision is to empower teenagers to find their God-given purpose and to teach them the Word of God so they will desire to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.

Pastor Dave Meade

Associate Pastor

David and Susan grew up in Bismarck, Missouri, where they both attended the Assemblies of God church. They met in church and celebrated over 48 years of marriage before Susan went to be with the Lord in January 2018. Pastor Dave is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. The Meades pastored together for 41 years. Their lives were blessed with two sons, two daughters-in-law and the world’s three greatest grandchildren. David joined the Bethel staff in October of 2012 working with Fun+, Men’s Ministry, and wherever needed.

Dillon Halbert

Technical Director