Rev. Dr. Michael Jones

Michael is our Lead Pastor. He is a seasoned pastor who has served in various capacities of ministry in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and New Jersey. He began his ministry career in 2006 after leaving the private sector to pursue his call to vocational ministry.  Prior he had served honorably with distinguished service in both the military and civilian law enforcement, as well as working in the fields of security consulting and private investigations.  He has earned multiple degrees and academic honors from Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School; culminating with and earned Doctorate of Ministry with ‘Highest Distinction Gold Medallion’ from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. Michael and Gwendolyn have been at Mt. Bethel since the Spring of 2017.  They have been married nearly forty-years, have three grown children, three wonderful children-in-law, and three absolutely precious grand-children.


Bill Driver

Bill has been a member of Mt. Bethel for over 40 years. He served as an elder for 35 years and currently is a deacon and the church moderator. Bill has a B.S. in Business Administration and has been active in several businesses in New Jersey. He also attended Columbia International University’s graduate program for Biblical studies. He has been married for 35 years to his wife, Mary, and they have three grown children

Joe Gannon

Joe Gannon is a licensed addictions counselor in the field of drug and alcohol addiction for over 30 years in counseling and has provided confidential outpatient counseling services to Adults, Young Adults, Teenagers, and Children. He has owned and operated Gannon Counseling for over 20 years . Joe is an Elder at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church.

Bridget Cacopardo

We are led each week by singer/songwriter and worship leader, Bridget Cacopardo. Her album “He Is” was recently named “Christian Contemporary Album of the Year” , Peoples Choice in the Independent Music Awards. Bridget says her deepest moments with God have occurred while leading others into worship. “I know what it is like to press in and enter into that Holy place of worship. Once you have been there, nothing else satisfies. I try to lead people to where I have been and when I see others experience that place, I know true freedom is coming. To be a part of that for someone else is an honor.”


Fred Ellerbusch


Ernest Asante’–Appiah


Ken Chapman

Ken Chapman