About Us

Learn more about what we believe, get to know our pastors, and review our doctrinal statements.


We believe everyone is born to worship.

As humans, it’s impossible to ignore the things that we feel give meaning, purpose, and satisfaction to life. Family, wealth, power, pleasure — we all have gods. And at the end of the day, we’ll each worship something, whether that something is good or bad. 


Thank you for your interest in Bethesda. We look forward to serving you.


Bob Moore

Bob joined the church staff in 1999 and is the primary preaching pastor at Bethesda. He holds a B.R.E. in Biblical Literature from William Tyndale College, a M.Div. from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, and has directed a Gotham Fellowship program – a nine-month intensive focused on the integration of faith and work. He married Lori in 1987 and they have three grown children.


Ken Keilman

Ken has been a member of Bethesda since 1976 and a Pastor since 1986. He grew up in Allen Park and is a life-long resident of the Downriver area. He earned a BS in Administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and worked for a local firm in the Information Technology area until his retirement. Ken shares in the teaching, preaching, and care of the members and oversees the church's finances. He and his wife Cindy have been married over fourty years and have three adult children and nine grandchildren.


David Harrison

David joined the pastoral team in 2010 and presently focuses much of his attention toward young adult discipleship and corporate outreach. He earned his BA at Cedarville University and his MDiv at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. David and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married 19 years and are blessed with 4 children.


Jonathan Gentry

Jonathan serves as the youth minister at Bethesda. He and his wife joined the church in 2017. They lived in Texas before moving to Michigan. Jonathan earned a degree from Criswell College and is currently working on a master‘s from Southeastern Seminary. He focuses most of his attention on serving the 7th-12th grade students and families of Bethesda. He lives in Dearborn with his wife and son.







To view a summary of our doctrine and distinctives click here.

To view church documents click here.

Bethesda Baptist Church

We’re a church spread all throughout the Downriver area, but we meet on a regular basis in Allen Park, MI, a suburb just south of Detroit. Together, our aim is to reflect God’s glory and delight in Him — lifting high the name of Jesus, equipping His people for an abundant life of faith, and telling everyone about the good news of the Gospel.

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