Ministry Team

A native of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, Peter has resided in Langhorne, PA for the last 32 years.  He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lancaster Bible College, and earned his Master of Theology Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.  He has also studied at Grace Theological Seminary in Indiana, and at Jerusalem University in Israel.  Rev. Hook has served as a chaplain, church consultant, and intentional interim pastor of a number of churches.  In addition to his pastoral ministry, he was part of the faculty at Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University) for 29 years and is a National Instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.  Since 2010 he has served as State Chaplain of the Pennsylvania Department of Veterans of Foreign Wars and in July 2016 he was elected National Chaplain for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Bridget Larson, Worship Leader

Rev. Peter R. Hook

Joe Gannon

Joe Gannon is a licensed addictions counselor in the field of drug and alcohol addiction for over 30 years in counseling and has provided confidential outpatient counseling services to Adults, Young Adults, Teenagers, and Children.  He has owned and operated Gannon Counseling for over 20 years . Joe is an Elder at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church.

As a child growing up in the upper peninsula of Michigan Rick was active in hunting, fishing, and camping, and scouting. He holds a B.S. degree from Northern Michigan University and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He spent several years in the Merchant Marine and as a retail store manager before entering the ministry. He has held church positions in Wisconsin and New Jersey for the last 31 years and he has served as a chaplain at Northeast Wisconsin Technology College in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His ministry has primarily focused on discipleship with emphasis on evangelism, bible memory seminars, and performing biblical dramas. Rick and his wife Pam currently reside in Hillsborough, New Jersey.

Rev. Rick Lorenson

Moses Kaduyu

We are led each week by singer/songwriter and worship leader, Bridget Larson. Her album “He Is” was recently named “Christian Contemporary Album of the Year” , Peoples Choice in the Independent Music Awards. Bridget says her deepest moments with God have occurred while leading others into worship. “I know what it is like to press in and enter into that Holy place of worship. Once you have been there, nothing else satisfies. I try to lead people to where I have been and when I see others experience that place, I know true freedom is coming. To be a part of that for someone else is an honor.”

Rev. Dr. Michael Jones

Moses Kaduyu joined Mt Bethel Baptist church in 1999 while studying at the then Philadelphia college of the Bible (now Cairn University). His experience has resulted in a passion for an honest relationship with God. He is a graduate of Cairn University with two Bachelor of Science Degree’s in Bible and Business Administration and went on to complete a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and Development. Moses has served in many capacities over the years at Mt. Bethel including teaching children, youth, and adult Sunday school classes. He has served as an elder for a period of 15 years. He is married to his lovely wife Sarah and values family and treasures his three children.

A seasoned minister and counselor, Michael is Mt. Bethel's Pastor.  He was formerly Director of Pastoral Care/Chaplain and Pastor at Leamon E. Rogers Memorial Chapel on the campus of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.  He holds undergraduate and several graduate degrees from Liberty University in religion, education, church growth and evangelism, culminating in a D.Min. in Pastoral Care & Counseling. He has served in the U.S. military and law enforcement. He has ministered to youth and adults, worked in rehab programs, and with “at-risk” children, teens and young adults with mental and emotional disorders and developmental delays in South Carolina, Virginia, and North Carolina.  Rev. Jones is the co-founder of Next Right Ministries, LLC a consulting, training, coaching, and ministry organization based on his doctoral dissertation “The Challenges and Biblical Self-Care Strategies for Direct Care Staff in Residential Treatment Facilities.”  He is a dually board certified Christian Counselor and Pastoral Counselor.  Dr. Jones and his wife Gwendolyn have three grown children.