Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Keith Bethel, Pastor with wife, Rebeccah
Keith Bethel came to Laveen in 2005 with the vision of planting a new church that would be a connecting place for the people of South Phoenix. Pastor Keith's dream is to get people connected to one another and to God in such a way that we cease being a collection of individuals and begin functioning as the body of Christ...a fellowship of true believers...taking God's challenge to grow and making an impact in the church community as well as the Laveen community.
Keith is a graduate of Wheaton College and Denver Seminary. He is married to his best friend, Rebeccah. Keith enjoys keeping active: from pushing weights three times a week to trout fishing at Woods Canyon Lake; going camping in the pop up tent camper and of course, getting out to the golf course is a must...even in 110 degrees! Hey... it's a dry heat!
David and Lesley Stephens - Passages Kids
leaders with their children Rebekah, Micah,
Caleb and Eli.
David and Lesley love Jesus and they love kids. David and Lesley have been married for 12 years and have four darling kids.  Both David and Lesley are graduates of Illinois State University. In addition to an undergrad degree in Marketing, David holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University as well as a Masters of Pastoral Counseling, also from Liberty.
David and Lesley's heart is to develop an engaging and safe environment that facilitates our Passages Kids connecting to Jesus and others, in addition to being challenged by the Big God Story and making an impact in their world for Jesus by serving others and sharing their faith with their friends.  Along with this, they are focused on building a strong and dedicated team of volunteers. If you love kids and have a passion for helping train the next generation of leaders, they would love to talk to you about that!  Let's get together for coffee and a chat!
You can find David and Lesley and kids doing all sorts of outdoor activities including hiking, camping and backpacking. You might see them riding their bikes at South Mtn. or Chavez Park...or maybe you will bump into Lesley teaching a spinning class at LA Fitness...or David out on the links at Aguila Golf Course. David says, "pars and birdies are few and far between, but if you want to get out for a round give me a call and we can tee it up!"
Ben Howell - Youth Ministry
Ben Howell is a dynamic young man, hungry to advance the kingdom of Christ with his everyday life. Ben just moved to Phoenix from Louisville, Kentucky and is a student at Grand Canyon University, majoring in Theology with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. His goal as youth director at Passages is to connect with middle and high school aged students, challenging them and equipping them to know Christ, love Christ, live like Christ and live for Christ, making an impact as they become true disciples of Jesus Christ...the kind that go out and make more disciples.