Our Team

Craig & Vicki Dacus
Lead Pastors

Pastors Craig and Vicki were married in 1972, and have three daughters, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  They began full-time ministry in 1978, and have served as Lead Pastors at Bethesda Church since 1993.  They are passionate about serving Oklahoma City, and are committed to providing an environment of prayer and solid biblical teaching at Bethesda Church.

Pastors Craig and Vicki were married in 1972, and have three daughters, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

They began full-time ministry in 1978, and have served as Lead Pastors at Bethesda Church since 1993.

They are passionate about serving Oklahoma City, and are committed to providing an environment of prayer and solid biblical teaching at Bethesda Church.

 

Cecil Brown
Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Brown and his wife, Charlene, shared  twenty-four years serving as Lead Pastor of Bethesda Church, and in 2008 Pastor Brown rejoined the staff.  Pastor Brown now serves in pastoral care, making hospital calls and nursing home visits on a daily basis.

Pastor Brown and his wife, Charlene, shared twenty-four years serving as Lead Pastor of Bethesda Church, and in 2008 Pastor Brown rejoined the staff. Pastor Brown now serves in pastoral care, making hospital calls and nursing home visits on a daily basis.

 

Michael & Amy Branson
worship / executive pastors

Michael and Amy were married in 1998 and have two children. They have served in ministry since 1997, and joined the staff at Bethesda Church in 2012. He serves as both Associate Pastor and Worship Pastor. Pastor Michael understands the power of worship and the beautiful and intimate gift of God’s presence in our lives. Amy coordinates multiple ministries at Bethesda, including the nursery, outreach, and more.

Michael and Amy were married in 1998 and have two children. They have served in ministry since 1997, and joined the staff at Bethesda Church in 2012. He serves as both Associate Pastor and Worship Pastor. Pastor Michael understands the power of worship and the beautiful and intimate gift of God’s presence in our lives. Amy coordinates multiple ministries at Bethesda, including the nursery, outreach, and more.

 

Josh & Laneisa Peaslee
Student / associate Pastors

Josh and Laneisa were married in 2012, and they have two children. Josh and Laneisa have more than twenty years of combined experience in church ministry. Their desire is to partner with the Lord and parents to grow young people into fully devoted Christ followers.

Josh and Laneisa were married in 2012, and they have two children. Josh and Laneisa have more than twenty years of combined experience in church ministry. Their desire is to partner with the Lord and parents to grow young people into fully devoted Christ followers.

 

Michaela Bridge
Children’s Pastor

Michaela has a heart for children and has been involved in ministry her entire life. She is a certified early childhood educator and presents the Gospel on a level that children not only enjoy but also remember well after they graduate from Kid’s Church.

Michaela has a heart for children and has been involved in ministry her entire life. She is a certified early childhood educator and presents the Gospel on a level that children not only enjoy but also remember well after they graduate from Kid’s Church.

 

Kay Mankins
executive secretary

Kay has served as secretary at Bethesda since March 2013, and financial secretary for 25 years at several different churches and at the North Texas District. Kay and her husband Harley also lead our Connect Group Ministry.

Kay has served as secretary at Bethesda since March 2013, and financial secretary for 25 years at several different churches and at the North Texas District. Kay and her husband Harley also lead our Connect Group Ministry.