Dan Preston - Senior Pastor
I was born into a Pastor's Home in Effingham, Illinios to Jim and Betty Jo Preston. I was born again on February 13th, 1983 at 8 years of age. My fifth grade year, My Father answered the call to Pastor in Cortez, Colorado. While attending summer Camp at Silver State Baptist Youth Camp in Sedalia, Colorado, at age 11 I surrendered to preach. Immediately following my graduation from High School in Cortez, CO, I attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO, where I completed most of my undergraduate studies. While At BBC, I met my wife Lisa, and we were married in the Summer of 1995. I later received my diploma from Heartland Baptist Bible College in OKC, OK. Shortly after Bible College, I went on Staff at Liberty Baptist Church in Lewisville, TX where I served on staff for eight years. In December of 2006, I answered the call to Pastor in Windsor, CO. After serving there for 9 years, in September of 2015, the Lord called us to Bethany Baptist Church.
God has blessed us with 4 children, Karisa, Kaylee, Kieth and Gabe.
David Wood - Associate Pastor
My parents were saved when I was very young and I’ve had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home. At the age of 17, a year after great tragedy struck my family, I whole-heartedly believed in Jesus Christ and repented of my sin. My life immediately began to change and God placed in me a strong desire for His word and His work. I surrendered to go to Heartland Baptist Bible College for one year. Before leaving for Bible College, God called me into the ministry and in August of 2003 I began my four year study. I met my beautiful wife Stephanie the following year and we were married December of our senior year. My wife and I graduated together in 2007 and began searching for where God would send us. The Lord led us to Hardwick Bible Baptist Church in Hardwick, VT where I became the youth pastor and served for 5 years. God has given us six children, Trenton, Taylor, Samuel, Aubrey, Austin and Weston for which we are so grateful. In August of 2013 God moved us to Lubbock and now I have the great honor of serving at Bethany Baptist Church.
Mark Holland - Singles, Maintenance/Grounds
As a young child I made a profession of faith but lived in a lost condition. Then, in the summer of 1976 at Silver State Baptist Youth Camp, I realized my need for Jesus Christ to save my soul. This was also the time that I met my future wife, Connie. We married in May of 1981 and soon realized the call upon our lives for full-time service. The Lord brought us to Liberty Baptist Church in Lewisville, Texas, where I served as Principal of the Christian school, the youth minister, and then later in various adult ministries. It was not until May of 1993 that the Lord changed the call upon my life; He called me to preach. Never before had the Lord impressed upon me the urgent need to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was able to continue serving at Liberty while attending Baptist Bible College. Then in 1996, I became pastor of Levelland Baptist Temple, and after five years the Lord led us to Bethany Baptist Church. In 2002 the Lord sent us our only child, Sarah, to complete our family. I now serve at Bethany as the Single’s pastor. It is my heart’s desire for all to know the love of Jesus Christ, and to get the Gospel to every soul through teaching, preaching, personal evangelism, and through local and world-wide missions.
Betty Vitz - Church Secretary