Alan Lenz - Senior Pastor
Alan was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. He was saved in the summer of 1978 as a Seaman Recruit in the U.S. Navy. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983, he was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy. After serving on active duty for 10 years, Alan was called to vocational ministry. Transferring to the Naval Reserve, Alan enrolled as a student at the Master’s Seminary and graduated in 1996 with a Master of Divinity degree. Following graduation from seminary Alan served as senior pastor of the Buena Park Bible Church in Orange County, California. Here he met and and married the former Brooke Johnson of Yorba Linda, California. Having served at Buena Park for 3-1/2 years, Alan was then called back to the Navy to serve as a Chaplain - a capacity in which he served for sixteen years. Alan’s naval service took him to Newport, Rhode Island; Rota, Spain; to locations throughout the Mediterranean; to Hawaii, Washington state, and the San Diego area; and included two combat deployments in Irag. Alan retired from the Navy in 2015. In 2014 - while on retirement leave - Alan was called to serve as the Associate Pastor of Tri-City Bible Church in Vista, California where he ministered for 6-1/2 years until he was called as the Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Fellowship in the summer of 2021. Alan and Brooke have been married since 1997 and have five wonderful children.
David Brown - Elder Emeritus
I grew up on a farm in southern Michigan. As young boy, I realized my need for a Savior, trusted Christ and was baptized. After college I worked in the corporate world and then owned and operated a business for 22 years, retiring in 2012. My wife, Kathy, and I enjoy time with our children and grandchildren. We also love to travel. Our two trips to the land of Israel have been a wonderful experience, walking where our Lord Jesus walked over 2000 years ago. I have attended Bethany since 2001. I have found Bethany to be a church committed to preaching the Word of God, emphasizing Christian personal and family growth and committed to reaching others with the Gospel. I cherish that we sing the great hymns of the faith. Our church continues to be blessed as we see people growing in the Lord and new families being led to Bethany.
Tim Meyer - Elder
In 2001, my family and I were searching for the new church the LORD would have us attend. We attended Bethany Community Fellowship one Sunday to “check it out” and we have been there ever since. I am blessed with a wife of nearly 39 years, as well as 6 children ranging from 32 to 9 years of age. We have seen GOD work in many ways at Bethany from seeing neighbors come to Christ to being part of world evangelism through the many missionaries Bethany supports--this includes my daughter and son-in-law—as well as community outreach. I have been greatly blessed by the love and support of God’s people at Bethany; it is a place of God-honoring worship and teaching which builds up and edifies the saints to do the work of the ministry. At Bethany, our goal is to serve the Lord by carrying out the Great Commission, Matt. 28:19-20
and the Great Commandment, Luke 10:27
Bryan Troutman - Elder
I have been blessed by God to be a member of Bethany since 2006. It has been a privilege to serve the Lord as an elder, teacher and Discipleship Committee chair, to open our home to neighborhood Bible clubs and to minister through music. My wife, Jennifer, and I have been married since 1981 and are thankful for God's gift of four children, all of whom have a heart for the Lord. I am thrilled by their interest in missions and concern for the lost. There is no greater joy than to ponder and share God's amazing grace with the saints at Bethany as well as with the children in our neighborhood. I have been a music teacher since 1981.
Glenn Webster - Elder
The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful wife of almost 34 years, and seven children ranging from 26 years old to 10 years old. Two of our children are married with godly spouses. We have one granddaughter and another one due later this year. We became members at Bethany in June of 2004. We have seen the Lord work in our lives and hearts through the teaching and preaching of the Word of God and the body of believers at Bethany. We rejoice in the goodness of the Lord to us during the time we have been at Bethany. I am thankful to be working side by side with my brothers in the Lord as we seek to love the Lord, our neighbors, and make disciples of Jesus Christ. I work from home, selling vehicle chassis to the transportation industry that become buses and people movers. When I am not involved in family, church activities, or working I enjoy woodworking.