Our Staff

Pastor Bill Abernathy

Bill Abernathy is the Lead Pastor at Berean. He majored in biblical studies, theology and pastoral leadership at Grace Seminary (D.Min), Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary (M.Div.) and Cedarville University (B.A.). After pastoring a church in Columbus, Ohio for over 25 years, Pastor Bill came to Berean in July of 2009. He and his wife, Peggy, have 3 adult children:…

Pastor Steve Nichols

Steve Nichols is Associate Pastor of Music and Worship at Berean, serving since January 2006.  He and his wife, Becky have been married over thirty years. They have 2 adult children, a son, Daniel (married to Joy) and daughter, Cynthia (married to David) and 2 grandsons, Landon and David Josiah. Steve has been in full…

Pastor Jim Galvin

Jim Galvin is the associate pastor of Christian Education and Outreach at Berean.  He joined the pastoral team in the fall of 2015. He attended Cedarville University (BA) and Baptist Bible Seminary (M Min).  He provides oversight to Berean’s adult Sunday School and children’s ministries.  He also encourages the church by providing opportunities to reach…

PASTOR RYAN BUMP

Ryan Bump is the Associate Pastor of Student Ministries. His family joined Berean in January of 2019. His primary responsibilities (passions) are to the teens and college students of Berean. He and his wife, Julie have two girls, Sophia and Lucy, and a baby on the way. Pastor Ryan has earned his degrees from Word…

Lynn Ford

Lynn Ford has served as Office Manager at Berean since September of 2012. Her primary role is to oversee the day to day functions of the church office. This involves the production of weekly church documents, assisting the pastors with their duties, and communication with the church family. She and her husband, Randy have 2…