"For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you - if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict."
Bro. Kevin Bethea
Elder as of: October 30, 2016
Kevin Bethea and his lovely wife, Sister Brenda Bethea are parents of four children, Erica, Eric, Eian and Erin. They are also grandparents of four wonderful grandsons. Bro Bethea is from Baltimore, Maryland.
In 1995, through much prayer to God for his wisdom and mercy Bro. Bethea and Horace Grant Sr. began to prepare plans for the church of Christ in East Baltimore. that December, the first worship service was held at the Holiday Inn on Frankford Avenue and Moravia Park Drive. More than 45 people were in attendance.
Bro. Bethea is the Senior Minister and is the Administrative/Ministerial and Biblical Education Ministry Lead. Bro. Bethea believes that evangelism is not only our Christian responsibility but is his reasonable service. He is a true visionary in the kingdom and seeks to expand the borders of God's kingdom through the service that he gives.
Bro. Geoffrey Veale
Elder as of: October 30, 2016
Geoffrey Veale has been active in evangelism and preaching the gospel of Christ for over sixteen (16) years. He was inspired by and encouraged to ministry through the example of the late Brother Humphrey Foutz, and the dedicated service of several members of the Central Church of Christ in Baltimore, MD.
Under Brother Foutz’s tutelage and guidance, Brother Veale served as the Director of Evangelism for the Central Church from November 2000 – June 2006, and was responsible for overseeing the evangelistic programs, activities, one-on-one trainings, classes, and outreach efforts of the congregation. Brother Veale also participated in an Evangelistic Outreach Ministry training brothers to go into senior citizen buildings and Assisted Living facilities to teach the gospel to seniors, caregivers and staff in and around the Baltimore area, most notably, at Stadium Place (the site of the former Memorial Stadium). From that effort, the gospel was shared on a weekly basis at three senior buildings at the site, and Brother Veale served as the participating Minister at events sponsored by the Stadium Place residents. Brother Veale has also been blessed to preach the gospel for congregations in the Baltimore-Washington area, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Eastern Shores of Maryland & Virginia, and has participated in several Gospel Meetings, workshops, seminars and lectureships.
In 2006, Brother Veale served as the Associate Minister to a growing congregation on the eastern shore of Maryland, the Church of Christ in Easton where he assisted with pulpit preaching, teaching classes, counseling, evangelism, benevolence and edification ministries, as well as planning and directing activities and events for the congregation.
Brother Veale is currently an Associate Minister at the East Baltimore Church of Christ 9420 Bel Air Road, Baltimore, MD, where he serves as the Family Life Minister. He is also pursuing his degree in Pulpit Ministry and Certification as a Christian Counselor, as a student of the Northeast Baltimore Bible Institute and College, affiliated with the Sunset International Bible Institute. He currently serves as the Zoning Administrator for Baltimore City and has worked for Baltimore City government for the last twenty-eight (28) years.
He is married to Lisa, dedicated wife of thirty-one (31) years; they have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, Jessica and Melissa.