Ministry Staff

Bob Bell
Senior Pastor
Bob joined our staff in 1987 as Associate Minister and became our Senior Minister in 1991. He received his Bachelors degree from Cincinnati Christian University and his Masters degree from Cincinnati Bible Seminary. Bob and his wife, Cindy, have a son and daughter, two grandsons and four granddaughters. They enjoy traveling (especially exploring Chicago and New York City), reading, and frequent visits to Starbucks!
Chris Bell
Student Ministry
Chris grew up in Hagerstown IN and developed a passion to work with students while traveling with his family doing missions work from Vietnam and India to Wisconsin and California. After volunteering for several years with our youth ministry, Chris came became our Student Minister in August 2013. He and Ariel have two sons, Miles and Paxton. Chris loves hanging out with his students, reading, and doing anything he can to be with other people.
Steve Fair
Senior Adult Ministry
Steve is the newest member of our staff having come on board August 29, 2016, as Senior Adult Minister. He is a graduate of Johnson University and has served in ministry in Indiana and North Carolina. Steve and his wife Ruth Ann, have three children ... Ben, Tim and Sarah. They enjoy the outdoors, especially the beach and the mountains of Steve's home in east Tennessee. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing ... and sharing life with their grandchildren.
Tim Fair
Family Life / Community Involvement
Tim is a true Indiana native, having grown up south of Indianapolis. He joined the staff in 2008 as Student Minister and later shifted to Family Life / Community Involvement. Tim and Courtney have two children, Isaac and Cana, and a chocolate lab named Marley. Tim enjoys anything outdoors, including biking, camping, and hiking. He can regularly be found with a book in one hand and a highlighter in the other.
Gabriel Ohmes
Music & Worship Ministry
Gabriel is a transplant from the Midwest, having grown up in rural Missouri west of St. Louis. Gabe (as we like to call him) joined the staff in 2010 to lead our Music and Worship Ministry. He and Rachel have three sons, so there is always something happening at the Ohmes home! Gabe enjoys riding bikes, exploring the outdoors with his family, home improvement, and all things musical.
Tisha Schultz
Children's Ministry
Tisha grew up in Carlisle IN. She and Brian were married here at Bethany in 2007 and have a precious daughter. For five years Tisha taught grades 1-3 in public school just outside of Anderson. Her heart for children and desire to follow God's plan drew her out of the classroom and led her to join our staff in June 2013. Tisha enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She has boundless energy and doesn't just walk around here ... she runs!