Leadership & Staff

Art Georges

Art joined the staff of Bethany Baptist Church in June of 2002, after completing his Master of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary.  In April of 2003, Art led a group of families and individuals who were commissioned by Bethany Baptist Church to plant a new work called Living Hope Community Church in Bartonville, IL.  Art received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1986, working as an Actuary for a number of years prior to entering the pastoral ministries.
More recently (May, 2018), Art completed his Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Art and his wife Maribeth (also a UofI grad.) are blessed with five children, named Dane, Griffin, Katie Mil, Wilson, and Judith.  Art’s favorite hobby is trying to read while hanging out with his family.  He also enjoys running and reminiscing about the days when he was thinner and faster.


Dan Archdale

Elder  Chairman

Gary Finley


Tim Glaue


Jason Keonig


Deacons & Deaconesses

Mike McClintock


Elenor Nau


Brad Pennington


Lori Pennington



Dan Archdale

Pastoral Associate

Todd Hudson

Youth Ministry Director

Don Pierson

Pastoral Administrator

Ryan Flanigan

Director of Worship & Music

Becky McClintock

Office Manager

Amanda Rassi

Social Media Director

Tammy Miller

Children's Ministry Director