Pastors & Staff

Dr. Johnny Green


As the Senior Pastor/Chief Executive Officer (which only means I work a lot) of this ministry, I am blessed to have been able to have an impact on so many lives here at Bethel. I served 20-years in the US Air Force, which prepared me for so much, not to mention serving at Bethel as a teacher, trainer, mentor, and shepherd, and as a valued leader in ministry.

My wife Alice and I have been honored to lead.  As a growing family in the church, we have been blessed with our amazing daughters; Chanell (Jessie) and Kimberly (Dan).  Of great importance are our 6 awesome grandchildren: Joshua (21), Ashley (18), Noah (16), Sophia (6), Peyton (3), and Zila (2)!

I love learning and as well as being an ordained minister with The Assemblies of God, having been military retired, I also have a Doctorate in Biblical Leadership, a Masters Degree in Business Management, and a Bachelors degree in Industrial Technology.

One of my favorite pastimes is being with people and loving my family.  I'm into traveling, golf, and being an avid Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Hawks fan!  Okay, that’s enough!  My hope is to meet you soon, in the hopes that we can get to know each other. 

David Egan


Hey there! I’m Pastor Dave and it is my honor to serve  at Bethel.  I have many leadership roles here including: Kids Ministry, Facilities Manager,  and Website and Social Media Manager. I have experience in many areas both inside and outside the church, including: children's ministry, youth ministry, young adult ministry,  men's ministry, over 35 years in the Royal Ranger program, general contracting, landscaping, carpet cleaning, and more.

I am an Ordained Minister and I have been in pastoral ministry for over 12 years. I hold a Master’s of Business Administration, a BA of Ministry, and an AAS of Business Management. My wife and I love living life with our kids, spending time with family and friends, traveling around the world, going on adventures, and trying new things.

I have a passion to see kids know and serve God in a fun, safe, and loving environment. My goals for Bethel Kids are for every child to live for Jesus for the rest of their lives, to experience the power of the Holy Spirit, and to be next generation leaders in the church and in the world. These are reflected in our Bethel Kids Vision Statement:  To develop kids with a heart after God, a passion for serving, deep knowledge of His Word, and a sensitivity to His Spirit.

My goals for Bethel Ministries, Inc. are to create and maintain a life-giving atmosphere, both inside and outside of all our campuses, as well as our online presence, where hope grows.

To shape and mold people and places to be better than they were before, creating life-giving spaces and hope-producing people.

Joy Hemler


It is my honor to serve as Bethel’s Life Pastor, a role for which God has given me life-long training.  This church has been our “home” for many years, where my husband, Pat, and I have raised and launched our three young adult children.  Throughout the years, we have served in many and various capacities in both the church and at BCA.

Pat and I enjoy spending time with each other and with our growing family, especially our grandchildren.   We enjoy traveling abroad to experience new and interesting places, foods, and adventures.  Hiking, biking, flower gardening, Belgian chocolate, sunrises at the beach, mystery shows, and tea with friends are some of my favorites.

I am an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, and hold a BA of Education, and an MA in Family and Marriage Counseling.  These assist in fulfilling my calling at Bethel which includes development and oversight of discipleship through D3 Groups, facilitating the Welcome Home ministries, and helping people connect in various ways within the Body of Christ.

What can I do for you?  How can I help you grow spiritually, and get connected to others in this place we call “home?”

Israel Ramirez


Nací en San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Comencé a asistir a la iglesia desde que era muy pequeño. Desde niño siempre estuve envuelto en las actividades de la iglesia.  Cuando fui un adolecente y joven, siempre enseñe clases Bíblicas y predique cuando era necesario.  Disfrutaba servir a Dios y cooperar en todo en la iglesia.
Estudie un Certificado en Biblia en el Instituto Mizpa de Puerto Rico.  Obtuve un Bachillerato en Ciencias de Ingeniería Industrial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, en el Recinto de Mayagüez en Mayo del 1988.  Rápidamente, también complete una Maestría de Administración de Empresas en la Universidad Interamericana en Junio del 1990.  En agosto del 1990 me traslade a Maryland, Estados Unidos, en busca de trabajo.
Mis primeros años en los Estados Unidos no fueron fáciles.  Decidí volver a estudiar otra Maestría en Investigación de Operaciones (Matemática Aplicada) en la Universidad de George Washington, Washington DC.  Llevo más de 20 años trabajando para el gobierno federal.
Desde que llegue a Estados Unidos continúe trabajando activamente con los jóvenes en la Iglesia Hispana en Washington DC.  Por muchos años fui maestro del Instituto Biblico Latinoamericano en Washington DC.  Cuando me case con Rosa Ruth Reyes, comencé a asistir a la Iglesia Bethel en Savage, Maryland.  Aquí fue donde Dios hablo a mi esposa y a mí porque quería que trabajáramos con el grupo Hispano.  Más tarde este grupo llego a convertirse en el Ministerio Hispano en el que soy pastor por casi 10 años.
Actualmente soy Pastor Ordenado de las Iglesias Asambleas de Dios.  Mi deseo es ayudar a la comunidad Hispana de esta área para que conozca a Cristo.  Me encanta predicar y enseñar la Palabra de Dios. Creo firmemente que Dios tiene un propósito para mi esposa y mi persona y El mismo nos ayudara a cumplir ese propósito divino que tiene con nosotros.
*El Pastor Israel acepta ofertas para dar conferencias, predicar en diferentes lugares, y provee estudios bíblicos.

Logan Zoellner


Hello, and welcome to Bethel! My name is Logan Zoellner. I am the Youth Ministry Director here at Bethel Ministries. I have been serving in youth ministry for over 10yrs.  I come from a family of 5 children and have 2 nieces and 6 nephews. Bethel has been a place that I call home ever since moving to Maryland after graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2009.  Outside of Bethel I am employed as a Software Engineer, and have always felt called to represent Christ by the way I live both inside and outside the church.

Youth Ministry has a special place in my heart because the middle school and high years are a key time for forming the identities of young Christians.  In addition to learning Bible study skills and volunteering their gifts as part of the ministry, I believe there is no greater lesson a student can learn than this: that church is a place where they can enjoy spending time with fellow Christians and learning about how much God loves them.  I feel honored to be able to serve the students of Bethel, and spending time with them is always the highlight of my week!

Alice Green


Hello I am Alice Green. I am currently serving as Dr. Green’s Administrative Assistant.  I have actively served in Bethel Ministries for over 20 plus years; 15 years as the Principal of Bethel Christian Academy, 6 years as a classroom teacher (BCA and Colorado Public school system). I also serve as the Women’s Ministry Leader at Bethel and Leader of a Discipleship group for women and Co-leader with Dr. Green leading a marriage Discipleship group.

In 2018, I started a 501c3 called Just Breathe Ministries with my friend, Judy Bernath. We travel ministering to women wherever the Lord leads. We also have a Podcast called, ‘Tea and Talk with Alice and Judy’.

Dr. Johnny Green and I have been married for 42 + years. We have two daughters Chanell (Jesse) and Kimberly (Daniel) and six wonderful grandchildren.

Claire Dant


Mrs. Dant has been involved in education for over 30 years as a home school leader, a classroom teacher, and a school administrator.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.   She also holds a Head of School Endorsement Certificate with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  Mrs. Dant taught at Bethel Christian Academy for several years before becoming Assistant Principal for 12 years.  She is entering her third year as BCA’s Principal.  Mrs. Dant is passionate about Christian education in which students are challenged to grow spiritually and academically. and where they can experience the reality of Christian community.   She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoys reading, horseback riding, and CrossFit training.