Pastor Steve Rasmussen
Steve and his family love the intercultural family of BCF because they are immigrants born in Minnesota. In 2017, BCF called Steve back from his Nairobi, Kenya home to serve as the Lead Pastor in his home church. Steve first came to BCF during his college/seminary years, participated for 4 years, pastored for 5 years, and then was sent out as a missionary. In 1995, BCF sent his family to "Train East African Ministers" (TEAM), which Steve continues to direct today. After training pastors in Swahili in Tanzania for 13 years, they moved to Kenya where Steve taught missions to graduate students from 30 nations. They love and continue to learn from the many nations in BCF's family. Their four young adult children work and study in Nairobi, Virginia, and Chicago. Steve earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity International University and MDiv and BA from Bethel University. He has written articles for journals, books, blogs, and the African Study Bible. Steve and his wife Janice enjoy people, deep conversations, and being active in creation.
Pastor Justin Finton
Justin joined the BCF family in 2021. Before coming to BCF he served at Abundant Life Church for 3 years as the Associate Youth Pastor, and three years as the Lead Youth Pastor. His greatest joy in ministry is challenging people to view God and Scripture in new ways that deepen their understanding. He attended Global University, and became a credentialed minister in the Assemblies of God in 2015. Outside of Bethel, he works in the Anoka-Hennepin School District as a Site Leader for their elementary age before-and-after school program, Adventures Plus.
Pastor Sylvia Agboh
Sylvia has a heart for prayer ministry and loves mentoring our kids in connecting with God. She is originally from the country of Togo and has been attending Bethel since 2012. Outside of Bethel she works as the Twin Cities Coordinator for the Togo Association of Help and Solidarity (AES), where she brings Togolese families together in order to build a sense of community in their new home.
Todd joined our team in September 2021. He has been a Christian since he was 13 and has lived in the Twin Cities for a large percentage of his life. Todd has a background in construction and led worship at a former church home. He is currently employed as a maintenance technician at a nearby medical clinic.
Tiffany Good has been a member of BCF for almost 20 years serving in a variety of ministries. One aspect of BCF that she loves is the intercultural atmosphere. She loves connecting with people who speak other languages and who are from different cultures. She has a missionary heart and loves to pray. Outside of BCF, she has taught French and ESL to students from all over the world and has traveled to various countries. Through her teaching experience, she has also held a variety of administrative and leadership roles. Tiffany is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching with an initial teaching license in K-12 ESL through Hamline University.
Digital Communications Assistant
Benjamin has been a member of Bethel for over 7 years. He has lived in St Paul most of his life and worked a variety of jobs in the corporate world. He is currently a co-director of the Art in the Hollow festival in his East Side neighborhood. He appreciates small group community building at BCF.