James Armstrong – Senior Pastor

June 12, 2017

We are excited to share that James Armstrong has been voted to be Bethel’s next Senior Pastor with a 98% “yes” vote! James has been notified, and quickly responded with the following:

Wendy, Ashlea and I are thrilled about our future with Bethel and I’m honored to become the next Senior Pastor. We are especially proud to join an amazing team of Elders, Pastors, Staff, and Leaders that have helped shape who Bethel is today. I’m also very honored to follow in the footsteps of one of the finest disciple-making pastors I’ve ever known–Dave Bechtel. We’re excited to journey with the Bethel community as fellow Followers of Jesus. Can’t wait to meet all of our new family and further the Kingdom together.


The next step is for the Bethel Elders to send a formal offer to James, for James to accept the offer, and then start the process of preparing for the Armstrong family’s arrival at the end of summer or early fall. This page will be periodically updated with more information about James and the transition as it become available.

Love…The Defining Attribute-Richland
Listen to the sermon preached at Bethel by James Armstrong May 14th.

Q & A w/ James Armstrong (Audio)
Listen to questions and answers from his visit to Bethel.