Our Leaders

Ken Fields

Senior Pastor

Ken has served as Lead Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church since January 2020. Before that, Ken served as Senior Pastor (12 years) and Associate Pastor (5 years) at Delhi Baptist Church, Jerseyville, IL. He entered the ministry in the summer of 1994 after graduating from Faith Baptist Bible College. Ken has completed Masters Degree work at Central Baptist Theological Seminary.

Ken grew up in a pastor’s home and is thankful for the legacy of faithfulness passed along to him. His passion is to preach and teach the Word of God in a way that calls people to think higher thoughts of Christ and to fall deeper in love with Him.

Ken married Joanna in June 1994, and God has blessed them with five children. He enjoys bass fishing and golf, and is an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Kansas Jayhawks. Ken especially enjoys family vacations and the funny things his children say and do!

Brandon Lowery

Executive Pastor

Brandon was not raised in a Christian home and suffered through much distress before being saved at the age of 30. Soon after, he began attending Bethel Baptist Church, met his wife, Christina, and pursued his passion for ministry.

He has attained an M.A. in Counseling Ministry from Wheaton Graduate School, an M.A. in Christian Ministry from Liberty University, and is currently pursuing a DMin in Biblical Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brandon is a certified ACBC counselor and has served on pastoral staff since 2014.

Brandon is committed to equipping, enabling, and encouraging others to grow in Christ-likeness, motivated by the love of God and having a personal understanding of the blessings of salvation. Brandon’s broken past has given him the gifts of empathy and vision for struggling men and women. Brandon’s practical theology allows him to communicate with people in a manner that exalts Christ in a conversationally and practically dynamic way.

Edward Recinos

Director of Student Ministries

Edward grew up going to a local spanish Baptist church, Iglesia Bautista Betel in Bartlett, IL, that was planted by Bethel Baptist in the late 90’s. It was there where Edward first found his love for God’s ministry serving in their Music, Outreach, Youth, and Discipleship Ministries.

He attended Bible College and Colegio Bíblico Fuegos De Evangelismo before joining the staff of Schaumburg Christian School as a Fine Arts and Music Teacher in September of 2022, just a month after marrying his wife, Jackie.

In November 2023, Edward accepted the call to serve as our Director of Student Ministries. It is in this role that Edward gets to serve Bethel’s youth both through the church and through Schaumburg Christian School.

Whether it is through day-to-day interactions with students in the classroom, in an athletics setting as a coach, leading worship in our combined Middle School and High School Chapel, or simply in a Sunday School class, Edward is committed to guiding the next generation of believers to strive to live lives that honor and glorify our God.

Tim White

Director of Fine Arts & Worship

Tim has served on music staff at Schaumburg Christian School since August 2005. He graduated with a degree in Church Music from Bob Jones University in 2003, and completed his Master’s Degree from Bob Jones University in 2007.

Tim grew up going to Bethel and SCS, and he is thankful for both the church and school in preparing him for a life of serving Christ. He is passionate about music and the opportunity to train generations of musicians to glorify God.

Tim married Christina in August 2009, and God has blessed them with three children. He enjoys coaching soccer, and loves Chicago sports teams. Tim especially enjoys downtime with his family.

Mark Coleman

Deaf Ministry Pastor

Mark graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.A. in Sacred Music in 1977 and a M.A. in Ministry in 2013. After serving for 15 years as music pastor in a church in Twin Falls, Idaho, Mark and his wife, Jan, became involved in the Deaf ministry there. In 1995, Mark accepted the call to become the Deaf Ministry Pastor at Bethel. Mark serves on the board of Deaf Baptist Fellowship of America and Silent Word Ministries International. Jan is a certified interpreter working primarily in educational settings. Mark and Jan have three married daughters and 11 grandchildren.

In addition to pastoring the Deaf members at Bethel, Mark also ministers to homebound seniors and conducts Bible studies in local senior facilities.

Josh Plonk

Children’s Pastor

Josh completed a B.A. in Practical Christian Training at Bob Jones University. He has served as the director of our children’s ministry since 2003.

Since he was a teenager, Josh has seen God work in his life in various children’s ministry opportunities. He has a genuine love for helping kids see God in a more accurate way. Josh desires most of all that the children of our community have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and go on to serve and love God with all their hearts. Josh and his wife, Michelle, are blessed to have five boys of their own.