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Rev. Bethel at Gala_thumbnail.gifMeet Our Senior Pastor
 Dr. Bethel has been Senior Pastor at Maranatha for fifteen years, having served churches in Boston and Kansas City, Kansas prior. He also serves on the faculty of North Portland Bible College and Warner Pacific College.
Rev. Bethel attended Bay Ridge Christian College in Texas. He graduated from Kansas City College and Bible School cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Theology Degree. He also holds a Masters of Religious Education Degree from Gordon Conwell, C.U.M.E., South Hamilton, and an honorary Doctor of Ministry from Southern California School of Ministry, with further study for a Doctor of Missiology at Western Seminar in Portland, Oregon.
He has preached the gospel across the United States and led mission teams to Haiti and St. Kitts. Rev. Bethel also led a conference in Khartum, Sudan involved in missions.
Dr. Bethel is the President of the Albina Ministerial Alliance, the largest ecumenical organization of churches and ministers in North and Northeast Portland. Besides that, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Institute for Christian Communication as executive officer, the Board of Trustees at Warner Pacific College, the Board of Directors of the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross, Oregon League of Minority Voters and the Nape Foundation. He is a member of the Portland African Leadership. Rev. Bethel also served two terms as a founding member on the Portland Parks and Recreation Board for the City of Portland, acting as both vice chair and chairman of the board. He was also on the Livingstone Outreach Ministry board.
In 2008, Bethel received the Emerald Award for Outstanding African American Men - Religion from the Zeta Sigma Omega chapter of AKA Inc.; the American Red Cross' Service of Distinction award; and The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives' (NOBLE) Drum Major for Justice Award.
Rev. Bethel has been married to Daphne for 32 years and together they have two children, Allen Lauren and Monica Lynn.

Recent Sermons

8/14/2016 Mark 6:30-31
Rev. Trisa Kelly
7/24/2016 Luke 6:27-28
Rev. Dr. T. Allen Bethel
7/3/2016 Romans 8:1-4
Rev. Dr. T. Allen Bethel

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