Bethel Alliance Church

Rev. Kevin Bellinger-Senior Pastor

A native of Brewerton, New York, Kevin grew up among four siblings in the United Methodist church. Nancy, Kevin’s wife, grew up in West Seneca, New York in a Roman Catholic family. They both received Jesus as their Savior in their early 20’s. Meeting in college, they were married in 1982.  

Kevin received his B.S in Psychology with a minor in Native American Studies from the State University of New York College at Oswego in 1983. He then went on for an M.S. in School Psychology and Counseling. He worked for over 10 years in New York as both a School Psychologist and a Director of School Psychological Services. 

They lived all over New York State and became parents when Kyle arrived in 1985. Zachary came along on New Year’s Day in 1990, but the Lord saw fit to call him home in September of that year. Joshua joined the family in 1992 and little sister Emily made her appearance in 1994. 

Some time after Zachary’s passing; Kevin felt that God was calling him into ministry. After years of prayer he and his family left upstate NY and headed to Nyack, NY where Kevin enrolled in the Alliance Theological Seminary in 1998. While there he pastored the West Hill Bible Church in Stamford, Connecticut. After graduating with his Master of Divinity degree he and his family came to Bethel, Maine in July of 2004 where he is now the Pastor of the Bethel Alliance Church. Their children are all adults now. Kyle, who works in the coffee industry, and his wife, Paige, reside in Stamford, CT. Joshua works for a toy company and lives in Norwalk, CT. Emily is teaching 5th grade at a reservation school in Montana.

 

Pastor Kevin has a variety of interests and hobbies including hiking, fishing, fly tying and model trains. He loves the outdoors and Bethel is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the earth that God created. He also loves the community and the people who dwell here. Finally, he also has a heart for Native American ministry.

 

Jordan Flanders - Youth/Worship Pastor
Jordan was raised in Foxboro MA, home of the New England Patriots! He spent much of his childhood living in the parsonage as his dad is a pastor.  He is the middle child, having an older sister and a younger brother.  Jordan came to faith in Christ at a young age and developed as a follower of Jesus through the influence of his youth group and family.

 


Jordan graduated from Columbia International University (CIU) with majors in Youth Ministry & Family Culture as well as Biblical Studies.  During his time at CIU he led the university worship team and met his wife, Ashley.  Ashley too is a graduate of CIU.


 


Jordan has an array of hobbies and interests.  He enjoys building rustic furniture, wilderness backpacking and hiking, riding dirt bikes and going to professional motocross races.  One of his favorite childhood memories is going to the 2007 Motocross of Nations with his dad to watch the final race of his hero Ricky Carmichael. 


 


Jordan continues to grow in his knowledge of Christ, following the call to make disciples of all nations through the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8).  He is passionate about youth and the making of disciples so the next generation has a witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.