Eric Johns - Senior Pastor
Eric grew up in a loving missionary family and came to know Christ as a young boy. He graduated from Biola University in 1998, married Amy in ‘99, and enjoyed working with youth for four years in Eastern WA. Eric and Amy moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in the summer of 2002 and now have 3 kids: Aiden, Elinor, and Augustine. Eric and Amy are passionate about discipleship, family, and the word of God. Eric also enjoys motorcycles, hunting, basketball, cross country skiing, reading, and spending time with his wife and kids.
Adam Pivec - Associate Pastor of Christian Education
Adam was born in the mid-west but spent his teen years on the east coast. He heard the gospel from many people over many years, but it didn't sink in until he heard it from a “crazy” street preacher during his time at college. He surrendered his life to Christ in 1990.
Through and after college, he had the honor of working with a variety of missions groups, spending three years teaching English in Japan and four and a half years distributing Christian media to countries in west Africa and eastern Europe while living in the UK.
Eventually God lead him back to the US—to sunny southern California where he met his lovely and godly wife, Holly. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology in 2008.
Adam and Holly moved to Fairbanks in 2009, where they have been happily living with their two healthy and energetic daughters as Adam serves as one of Bethel’s pastors.
- Associate Pastor of Worship and Connections
Josh grew up in Yakima, WA, and attended the University of Washington in Seattle, where he met and married Julie in 1998. Josh responded to a call to full time Pastoral ministry in Seattle, then moved back to Yakima in 2004 with Julie and their twin daughters, Amaryllis and Jubilee. While serving as the Worship & Arts Pastor at West Side Baptist Church, Josh and Julie welcomed James and Daisy to their family. They homeschool their 4 kids, and enjoy many fun family traditions, such as donut Fridays, gelato Mondays, camping and hiking. They are excited to be a part of our church family and learn the ropes of life in Alaska.
- Associate Pastor of Youth
Mark has spent most of his life living in Fairbanks, Alaska since he moved up here when he was 4. After leaving to go away to Western Baptist College for a few years, Mark returned with his wife Diana to make Fairbanks their home. He has been helping with the youth group at Bethel since 2005 and since then has transitioned from volunteer to intern to Youth Pastor. It has been incredible to see God’s plan unfold as he now leads the same youth group he was once a student in.
Mark and Diana have two high energy little girls that keep their lives busy and entertaining. Mark is a passionate sports fan and an avid indoorsman. He is a videogame nerd at heart but doesn’t get to play as much as he used to. When he can find the time Mark enjoys training for and competing in marathons and triathlons.
Becky George - Children's Ministry Director
Becky grew up in both Illinois and Colorado and moved to Fairbanks in 2010. She dedicated her life to Christ as a young adult. She has been married to Gary for over 28 years and they have 3 incredible children; Brett, Luke and Laura. She enjoys family time, reading and collecting cookbooks.
Amber Rageth - AWANA Commander
Amber grew up in Southern California, and asked Christ as her savior as a child. After moving to Idaho to attend college, she met Dale. They have lived in many places around the globe during Dale's Army career. When the Army moved them to Fairbanks in 2011, they decided to make the area their home. They have 2 daughters, Madison and Erin. Amber loves biking, hiking, crocheting, and spending time with her family.
Sherina Anderson - Office Manager
Sherina was born in Fairbanks and has lived here all of her life. She was saved in Sunday school when she was four and rededicated her life to Jesus in 2005. She has been married to her best friend and wonderful husband Keith for over twenty years and they have two great kids, Jenya and Drew. Her interests include: spending time family, hockey, praise dance and reading.
Laura McCready - Office Assistant
Laura grew up in Colorado and moved to Fairbanks in 2010 at the age of 16. She was saved as a small child but rededicated her life to Christ in 2011. She was a part of Bethel's Youth Group throughout her high school years, where she met her husband Lincoln. She is currently attending UAF in pursuit of a Business Degree. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, doing crafts and cheering on the Denver Broncos and the Golden State Warriors.