Don started preaching when he was 15 years old, just a few months after he committed his life to Christ. He comes to us with 44 years of pastoral ministry and a love for people of all ages. His teaching is practical and gives us tools for everyday living.
Valery Dierdorf has been a part of Bethel since 2018. Valery has served previously in areas of music and children's ministries. She has also taught music at local schools and private lessons. Valery has three adult sons and five grandchildren. She desires to teach and help raise up the next generation.
Pastor Andrew and his family began coming to Bethel even before they relocated from Tampa to Palmetto in 2015. Drawn to Bethel’s heart for the lost and broken, his first ministry was pulling a wagon through the parking lot welcoming families and guests on Sunday mornings. After several years serving in various capacities, most recently as a deacon and as an officer on the missions team, he accepted the call to serve the Bethel Family as Campus Pastor. Pastor Andrew received his bachelors degree and a masters in ministry leadership from Southeastern University, completing his thesis on the intersection of public theology, the church, and culture. With a burden for the globally disenfranchised and forgotten in mind, he also completed a masters in government with a graduate certificate in Middle East studies from Regent University. He and his wife Catie live in Palmetto with their daughter Kennedy and son Easton.
Janet comes with 33 years of children's pastors experience. She not only has a love for children but believes she is equip the next generation for ministry and reaching our world for Jesus Christ.
Janet uses illustrated messages, drama, puppets, games and music. The only challenge she comes with is her programs are so exciting the parents want to stay and watch.