Welcome to Bethesda
Bethesda Church is a full gospel, spirit-filled church that is associated with the Assemblies of God. We believe that God, through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, extended grace to us and gave us the opportunity to be saved from our sin. We believe that the empowering work and baptism of the Holy Spirit is still at work today. For more information about our statement of fundamental beliefs, please click here.
Pastor Craig and Vicki were married in 1972 and have 3 daughters, Kristi, Michelle, and Jamie and 6 grandchildren. Pastor Craig and Vicki began full-time ministry in 1978 and have served as Lead Pastors at Bethesda Church since 1993. Our Pastors are passionate about serving Oklahoma City and are committed to providing an environment of prayer and solid biblical teaching at Bethesda Church.
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Cecil Brown – Pastoral Care Ministry
After 24 years serving as Lead Pastor of Bethesda Church, Pastor Brown rejoined the staff in 2008. Pastor Brown and his wife, Charlene shared 56 wonderful years together before she passed away in 2007. Pastor Brown now serves as Pastoral Care making hospital calls and nursing home visits on a daily basis.
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Michael and Amy Branson – Worship and Executive Pastors
Michael married Amy in 1998 and they have two children, Sierra and Michael Jr., Michael and Amy have served in ministry since 1997 and joined the staff at Bethesda Church in 2012. Pastor Michael understands the power of worship and the beautiful and intimate gift of God’s presence in our lives. Michael also works closly with our Lead Pastors, Craig and Vicki Dacus, to fill the Associate Pastor role at Bethesda.
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Nyree Brodrick – Children’s Ministry
Nyree and Chad were married in 1994 while attending Central Bible College. They have two daughters, Anna and Miriam. Nyree has worked in Children’s ministry since her teen years. She joined the Bethesda staff in 2017. Bethesda Church is committed to teaching our children solid Biblical values in ways that are relevant and practical to their lives.
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Josh and Laneisa – Student Ministers
Josh Peaslee and his wife Laneisa married in 2012 and 3 years ago they welcomed their daughter, Bria, into their home. Josh has a Bachelor degree in Business with an Associate degree in General Education, and is an Ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. Josh has ten years’ experience in Youth Ministries and for the past two years served as a Senior Pastor in Frederick, OK. Laneisa has a Bachelor of Arts in Music and is a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God. She also has ten years’ experience work in Youth Ministries and Music. Their desire is to partner with the Lord and parents to grow young people into fully devoted Christ followers.
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