Bethel Alliance Church

Rev. Kevin Bellinger - 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, his wife, Paige, and their son, Leon, reside in Stamford, CT. Joshua works for a toy company and lives with his wife, Julia, in Stamford, CT too. Emily is working as a teacher with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and serving in West Africa.

 

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.

 

Luke Richter - Youth/Worship Pastor
Luke was born in South Florida.  Raised in a Christian home, he felt a call to ministry at a young age and decided to attend Toccoa Falls College in pursuit of a degree in Music.  After working as volunteer staff for a youth group local to Toccoa, Luke felt God calling him towards full-time youth ministry.  He graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a B.S. in Biblical Studies and a minor in Music.  Luke then worked part-time in ministry in North Georgia before feeling the call to serve in full-time ministry in Bethel. He has been working in youth ministry for 5+ years and joined the staff at the Bethel Alliance Church in August of 2019.