James and Aimee Rainwater

Pastor Rainwater leads our team and staff at Bethany Church and enjoys teaching Scripture for life-change, training and equipping leaders, and leading a church with the faith to ask God for big things.

 

"I did not grow up in an active Christian home," James says. "This has marked me with a deep appreciation of the Lord's power to transform lives and families. When Jesus steps in, nothing should be the same."

 

Having been born and raised in Arkansas, James has spent a combined twenty-one years in pastoral ministry in Oklahoma. He received his Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota.

 

James' wife Aimee, is a 3rd grade teacher in Thomas and also serves in children's ministries at Bethany Church. They have three children, Charish, Caleb and Noah.

 

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Matthew and Melanie Davis

Matthew and Melanie have been involved in youth ministry for six years, the previous two years here at Bethany. He and Melanie previously worked in residential ministries for troubled and at risk youth in Vermont and Nebraska.

 

Matthew grew up in Texas, where he was able to get involved in a church and start building his relationship with Christ from a young age. Matthew had several different job and ministry opportunities during and after college, but God kept putting on his heart the desire to minister to and mentor youth. This led him to a ministry in Vermont where he met and ended up marrying Melanie. From there, God led the two of them to be house parents in a girls’ group home in a small town in Nebraska. They both learned much, but knew they were not supposed to stay there long term.

 

Matthew and Melanie have a desire to see youth and families grow closer to God together.

 

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Kevin and Tasha Yoder

Tasha serves as administrative assistant and believes the position is a ministry packed with opportunities to affect church life in a myriad of positive ways. She handles day-to-day items, from communications, scheduling, and general church ministry.


Her husband, Kevin, serves as treasurer for Bethany and we are blessed to have these very special people serving in this capacity.