Mark was born on December 1, 1956 to the late Paul and Ella (Mullet) Yoder. He has lived most of his life in eastern Holmes County, and became a member of Bethel Fellowship when he was 16 years old. On Oct. 20, 1979 Mark married Betty Mullet. They have five children. From 1979 to 1995 Mark and Betty operated a dairy farm. During that time they also started Marbeyo Bed & Breakfast which they still own today. They also presently operate a bulk food store in Dover, Ohio. In March of 1995 Mark was employed by Christian Aid Ministries as an administrative assistant. During his time with CAM, the Yoder family had the opportunity to live in Liberia, West Africa for three months. Then from June 2007 to June 2009 the Yoder family moved to Southeast Asia to live in Chiang Mai, Thailand as Country Director for Global Tribes Outreach. Mark still serves as a board member for GTO. Mark was ordained to the ministry at Bethel on March 29, 1983. In January of 2013 the Lord called Mark to be the lead pastor of Bethel. His duties include providing leadership and oversight of the church, as well as preaching God’s word, discipleship of new believers, instructing those who request baptism, and aiding those who wish to become members. He has a passion for preaching God’s word and mission work. He enjoys being involved in the lives of people in the church and community.
Bill Mullet was born on December 2, 1948 to Roman and Amanda Mullet of Sugarcreek, Oh. They began attending Bethel while Bill was a child. At age 20, Bill served in a voluntary service program in El Salvador for two years. This became the inspiration that led him to love missions and other cultures and people of different nationalities, languages and customs.
Bill married Ellen Yoder, on June 6, 1970. They have four children and twelve grandchildren. Bill worked in a construction business before becoming involved in starting a door manufacturing facility, Provia Door where he serves as CEO. Bill’s ordination to the ministry was in October of 1981. He discovered he loved to preach and has been called to serve as an evangelist in other communities in the USA and in a number of other countries, in addition to being on the leadership team at Bethel. Bill has had a passion for missions and seeing others become involved as well. He served with a Teaching Ministry program and as Director of Nathanial Christian Orphanage in Romania for 2 years, during 1995-1996. In November of 1997 Bill was called to be the lead pastor at Bethel. During this time Bill has endeavored to inspire others to a deeper passion for the Word and following the footsteps of the Master. He has a desire to continually learn more about God and His Word and to lead people into a grace filled life in Christ.In January of 2013 Bill retired from his administrative position of lead pastor. The church is very grateful for the many years of service and leadership he has provided. He has touched the lives of many people. Bill is still involved in preaching God’s word at Bethel and is also very involved in God’s work preaching His word and teaching at churches and seminars across the world.
Joe L Miller was born on June 19, 1965 to John and Tena Miller. He has attended Bethel his entire life and was baptized at the age of 16 by Yost Miller. Joe spent a year in voluntary service, ministering to the First Nations People at Poplar Hill, ON Canada during 1986-1987. He has since served on numerous short term mission trips to Central America, Romania and Canada. Currently he is on the board of directors for Choice Books of Northern VA. On November 12, 1988, Joe married Rhoda Miller, daughter of Joe L. & Fannie Miller. They have 6 children, Brenton – married to Jolisa Yoder, Brittany, Bryan, Justin, Javan and Brianna. Joe is a partner in John Miller & Sons Construction, a trim carpentry business. He is and early riser and should you call him in the morning he would likely answer on the first ring! Joe was called to the office of deacon at Bethel on November 5, 2005. He serves by taking care of the financial aspects of the church as well as attending the sick and needy among the members. He also preaches when called upon. He counts it a joy and blessing to serve in this way and desires to draw others to a deeper and closer walk with the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word.
Larry was born on May 8, 1964 to Alvin and Katie Hershberger. He has lived most of his life in Holmes Co. Ohio. On June 4, 1987 Larry married Clara Yoder. They have two sons and two daughters. Larry has been involved in construction work for much of his life. He started Homestead Builders LLC in the spring of 1995. The company specializes in building log homes. Larry was ordained as a minister of the gospel on October 28, 2008 at Bethel. His areas of responsibility are to shepherd the youth of the church, whom he has a passion for, and to preach the Word. He has a strong desire to share the love of Jesus Christ with those at church, in the mission field and at work and serves as a board member for Haiti Christian Union Missions Inc.
Mike was born on January 22, 1971 to Edwin & Mary Yutzy of Plain city, Ohio where he grew up.
At age 21 he served in Haiti under Blue Ridge mission for 15 months. This is where he met his wife Joy and they were married on August 20, 1994. In November of the same year they went back to Haiti & served as administrators for almost 2 years. They’ve been very involved in the mission work there, helping out for a week or a few months several times. In 2010 they returned with their family for a 3 year term, drilling wells for the many needy people. Mike presently serves on the board and helps out as needed.
They have 5 children: Michelle, Julissa, Wiliam, Adrian, and Kayla.
Mike is Employed at Mast Farm Service.
Mike was ordained to the ministry at Bethel on September 8, 2013. His duties include preaching the Word & instructing those who wish to be baptised. he has a desire to inspire others to spend time in the Bible& prayer, & also has a passion for missions & reaching out to others.