Board Of Deacons
The Diaconate of Bethel consist of men chosen by our Pastor to serve as church stewards.  The Deacons are the right hand of our Pastor, assisting him and the church in many ways.  Our Board of Deacons ministers to the congregation, makes prison visits and visits to the hospitals and convalescents at home and other areas, and assist in the Communion services.  They attend to our Pastor and other ministers when they bring the Word of God, traveling with  them when they go out on speaking engagements, as well as attending to visiting ministers. All of them are involved in other ministries at Bethel.  They are led by Deacon Beville Gross, Chairman, Deacon Chester Mackall and Deacon Alvin Jones, Sr,  Advisors, and Deacon Robert Chase, Vice Chairman.

Board of Missionaries
The Missionary Board of the Bethel Way of the Cross Church is very active in ministering to the needs of the Bethel church and community.  They host a Community Day annually, whereby they give away clothing and other items to needy individuals, as well as music and food in an all day event.  The Missionary Board also attends to the needs all year long of families in need of food and other items, with a special emphasis during the Thanksgiving Holiday period, providing Thanksgiving baskets to families so they can enjoy the season.  The Missionary Board also visits women's prisons and nursing homes, especially during the Christmas season, providing gifts and holiday atmosphere with them, truly sharing the love of the season.  They carry worship services during the year to them as well.  Our Missionary Board also ministers to the needs of the women of Bethel.  They annually host a Sister's Retreat, whereby the women are ministered to and deal with issues  directly involving them.  Under the leadership of their President, First Lady Margo Easton, and Vice Presidents Carrie Hall and Cassaundra Easton, they are truly on the mission fields, and are about our Father's business.

Youth For Christ
The Youth For Christ ministry is one of the most exciting ministries at Bethel.  Under the direction of Minister Kevin Easton, the youth are involved in many activities throughout the year that enhance their spiritual committment, foster relationships among their peers, seeks to enhance family relationships, and provide an outlet of worship and servitude amongst them.  Through gatherings, picnics, and recreational outings, the youth are able to express themselves in ways that address them at critical points in their lives.  We participate with the National Youth For Christ Department of The Way Of The Cross Church, International, in 3 events each year.  Deacon Cordell Easton serves as Vice President and Elder O'Brien Echols serves as Advisor.

Christian Education
The focus of Bethel is to make disciples of the congregate.  This is provided through Sunday School, Bible Class, Marriage Enrichment, Singles' Ministry, and Vacation Bible School.  The focus is placed on providing not only Biblical instruction, but to make it relevant to what is going on in our world now.  Our Christian Education ministries provide sound doctrine through the unadulterated teaching of the Word of God, and not the opinions of men.  Our Sunday School, led by Missionary Mary Estep, Superintendent, classes are provided for people of all ages.  The Marriage Enrichment sessions are taught by our Pastor and Assistant Pastors and are based on strengthening the marital bonds through the Word of God and practical teaching ever needed today as we face divorce rates higher than they have ever been.  The Singles' Ministry provide instruction on living life as a Christian single, committed to God, especially in today's time of wandering from relationship to relationship, as well as Christian based dating and preparation in a society that celebrates and emphasizes ungodly interactions.  Sessions are taught by our Pastor and First Lady Margo Easton, and Elder O'Brien and Sister LaVonya Echols.

Children's Church
Under the direction of Minister Jerome and Sister Debbie Brooks, the Children's Church ministry serves children ages 5-12.  They are taught on a level that they can comprehend.  They are instructed in the Word of God, and how it applies to their daily interactions with their parents, peers, and other relationships, they are instructed in safe practices as children and how to be aware of the dangers that surround them.  The children are very excited about the ministry as many different approaches are used from field trips to visual aids.  The highlight of their summer is the Fun Day sponsored by the staff of the ministry and held each July.

New Members

This Ministry has been truly blessed by God.  The Ministry is not only for New Members.  If you've never been to Sunday School or you're not a member of any church but need answers to some questions, and you want to know what the Bible says about it; you are in Church, but you don't understand what you read; the Bible seems too complicated,  then we invite you to attend this class so God can speak to your heart as we teach and minister to your needs through God's Word on a level which you can comprehend.  New Members Ministry is lead by Deacon Alvin Jones,Sr,  who's one of the teachers, assisted by Missionary Carolyn Spriggs, Deacon Troy Chew and Missionary Marion Brooks.  Sessions are from 9:30 am to 10:45 am every Sunday morning.  Please come!

God has truly blessed Bethel with an array of musical talents.  From a full band accompaniment to a host of choirs spreading across all age ranges, our ministry is strong and continuing to grow.  As a both a compliment and benefit, Bishop Darnell Easton is a wonderful soloist, as well as our Assistant Pastors Elder Wilbert Jones and Elder Charles Hall.  Our choirs include the Senior Choir, Women's Chorus, Male Chorus, Youth Choir, Youth Mass Choir, Pastor's Choir, Children's Church Choir, and our Bethel Mass Choir.  Elder O'Brien Echols serves as our Minister of Music, Deacon Troy Chew and Brother Alvin Jones, Jr, Assistants.

Two key elements of any group is that it is adequately heard and is visually available.  Our Audio and Video Staffs provide this service to the congregate as well as providing opportunities to see and hear our ministry outside of Bethel.  Our services are reproduced and provided to the community via tape, CD, video cassette and DVD's.  We are also seen each Thursday at 5 pm and Sunday evening at 9 pm throughout the area on Comcast Cable-Calvert County channel 6.  The hour long broadcasts has been able to be a blessing throughout the community, with many viewers visiting our church because of it.  Available soon on this site, we will be live broadcasting our services and providing opportunities to gain access to our video and audio libraries.  Deacon James Easton leads our Audio Staff and Elder O'Brien Echols and Deacon Andre Jones lead our Video Staff.

Trustee Board
Providing excellent professional services to our congregate, our Board of Trustees are men and women who care about the business affairs of Bethel.  They enable Bishop Easton to focus more on the spiritual aspects of the church. 
Working along with the Pastor, they attend to all of the needs of Bethel and are dedicated to making sure that all of our transactions with outside vendors and business ventures are handled in a professional and legal manner.  Elected by the congregate, they afford us the luxury of worshipping God freely and  contribute to the financial needs of our church without having to concern ourselves with financial affairs.  We are truly blessed to have these men and women managing our best interests.  Deacon Kirk Butler serves as our Chair, and Brother Steve Johnson serves as Vice Chair.

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