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The bible shows us that the Church belongs to Jesus as our chief shepherd. He gives biblically qualified men to be leaders of the local church. The bible calls these men elders / overseers / pastors, interchangeably. They are called to be the servant-leaders of the church.


James Scott


James is our full-time pastor. He is from England and moved from Kent to Wales in 2021. He was converted as a young teenager and has served in pastoral and bible teaching roles over the years. James had an 18 year career in the construction industry before being called to full-time pastoral ministry here at Bethany. James loves music, Indian food and Arsenal F.C. James is married to Celina and they have 3 children. 


Robert Barnes


Robert is an elder in the church and also serves as church secretary. He was converted in Bethany and has served as a church officer since 1967. He has retired from a career in University administration and has served as lay-pastor of Trinity Chapel, Penclawdd for over 30 years. His interests include local history, railway history as well as classic cars. Robert is married to Joan and they have 2 adult daughters and 7 grandchildren. 


Anthony Gwyther-Jones


Anthony is an elder in the church. He came to Bethany as a boy and was converted here before being called into full-time pastoral ministry. He served as a pastor in Somerset for 7 years followed by 23 years as pastor of Paraclete Congregational Church, Newton, Swansea before returning to Bethany later in life. Anthony is married to Joan and they have 3 adult children, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. 


The bible shows us that the church sets aside specific members of the church called 'deacons' to be the leading-servants in the church. Deacons enable elders to concentrate on prayer and the ministry of God's word among the church. Bethany is faithfully served by deacons who take care of the financial and physical needs of the church.

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