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Bethany Baptist Church

Address:651 Lovell Ave W
City:Saint Paul
Demonination:Baptist Genjeral Conference/Converge Internatiuonal
Baptized Membership:about 120
Confirmed Membership:
Average Sunday Attendance:about 120
Paid Staff:Pr. Albert Botchway
Elizabeth Larson, Admin Asst.
Mike Neumann, 1/2 time youth director
Access to Public Transit:Closest is to Rosedale Mall. No direct bus line nearer church
Congregation Description:Community around church: General middle class housing area. Congregation drawn from broader area, though.

Sunday: Sunday School: 9:30-10:30, worship: 10:45-12:00
Wednesday: Kid's club/youth group, 6:00-7:30, various small groups on other days and meeting times

Ministries beyond church: Partnership with Hospitality Center for Chinese, international students; World-Relief community garden projected for 2014; School supplies for Brimhall Elementary School, Roseville

Major transition issues: Currently search for new pastor, implementation of self-study results for congregational life changes
Congregation Keywords:CROSS-cultural/multi-ethnic, suburban, intergenerational, family-oriented

Mentor Pastor: W. Kenneth Phillips

Years in Ordained Ministry:35 (as missionary then seminary prof)
Years in Current Position:Retired from teaching, currently volunteer at Bethany Baptist
Previous Students Supervised:Probably 8-10
Autobiography:Brief Autobiographical sketch [ministry related]:
August 1, 2005-Jule 2011, Associate Professor, Christian Ministries Department, Northwestern College, Saint Paul, MN 55113

July, 2002-December 31, 2004, Half-Time Pastor for International Ministry
(Interim Pastor, September, 2001-June, 2002, Chinese Christian Church of Columbia
West Columbia, SC 29169

July, 2000-December, 2003,
Staff, HIS, International (Quarter-time), Columbia, SC 29201 USA

July, 1995-June, 2002, Professor, Christian Education/International Theological Education Assistant Dean, 1999-2000.
Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions
Columbia International University, Columbia, SC 29230-3122 USA

August, 1993-July, 1995,
Director, Masters Program, Portuguese Bible Institute,
Lisbon, Portugal.

June, 1977-August, 1993,
Academic Dean, Director of Extension Studies, Acting
Director (July, 1985-July, 1986; July, 1989-July, 1990), Teacher, Portuguese Bible Institute, Lisbon, Portugal.
Stateside Ministry Assignment as a missionary under Greater Europe Mission: August, 1979-September, 1980; September-December, 1982; September, 1986-August, 1987; October, 1992-August, 1993.

General reading related to current issues in minority populations, history of such in USA and elsewhere, modaern history, etc.

Community involvement: Volunteer, Hospitality Center for Chinese, St. Paul, MN; ESL tutoring, Roseville Public Schools, Roseville, MN; Volunteer, Roseville Public Library

Interests and hobbies:
International student friendship and outreach, community service to immigrants, gardening.