ConnectionaL Team

Connectional Chairmen

Dr. Michael Avery

Dr. Michael R. Avery is the General Connectional Chairman of the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches. Ordained in 1981, He has served the church as a Pastor (10 years), Alabama Conference Vice-President (5 years) and General Missions Secretary (5 years). He was President of God’s Bible School and College for 22 years and now serves as Chancellor. He is President of Deeper Life Ministries, a non-profit religious organization committed to growing believers in Christlikeness through directed spiritual formation. He holds degrees from God’s Bible School and College, Cincinnati Christian University and Wesley Biblical Seminary (honoris causa). He maintains an active schedule of speaking in camp meetings, revivals, conventions, and conferences. He is the co-author of the books for youth, The Journey, and The Call – Essays for the Conservative Holiness Movement. He and his wife Ruth have two married sons and six grandchildren.

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Vice chairmen

Rev. Jack Hooker

Rev. Jack Hooker is the General Connectional Vice-Chairman of the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches. He is a graduate of God’s Bible School and College and was ordained in 1977. He has served as pastor for 36 years in Indiana, Florida, Alabama, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. For seven years he served as Vice-President for Advancement at God’s Bible School and College. He presently serves GBSC as a member of the Board of Trustees and has held that office for 13 years. He has served the Alabama and Heartland Conferences in various capacities. Presently, he is the Conference Secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the Heartland Conference. He and his wife Jane have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

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Rev. Duane Quesenberry

Rev. Duane Quesenberry  graduated with a Bachelor’s in Religious Education from God’s Bible School and College (Cincinnati) and has served as a pastor for 25 years, holding credentials with the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches since beginning his ministry. He has served in various conference roles and enjoys the administrative and creative facets of Church ministry. He is passionate about teaching the Bible and is often engaging one-on-one discipling with others in his community. In the past, Duane was a Hospice Chaplain in both Alabama and more recently, Ohio. He has been married to Valorie for 28 years and they are the parents of four children – Ashley, Autumn, Stewart and Kaley. 

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Mr. Monte Stetler

Mr. Monte Stetler Jr. is President at On Time Media in Florence, KY.  For 30 years he has been a member of the Bible Methodist Church.  For 17 years he served on the board of Bible Methodist Missions. Currently, he serves on the God’s Bible School and College Board of Trustees where he serves as the Finance Committee Chairman as also as Vice-Chairman of the board.  He serves as Board Chairman of Deeper Life Ministries.  He also serves as a Kenton County Trustee on the Elsmere Fire Department.

He resides in Northern Kentucky with his wife Connie and their children Abbey, Trey, and Madelynne. His favorite pastimes include fishing with Trey, landscaping, international traveling, networking and mentoring.

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Missions Chairman

Rev. Tim Keep

Rev. Timothy Keep graduated from Hobe Sound Bible College (FL) with a BA in Intercultural Studies in 1993 and from Wesleyan Graduate School (Philippines) with an MA in Pastoral Theology in 2005. He was ordained by the Bible Methodist Church in 1995. Tim and his wife, Rebecca, pastored for 5 years in the USA and served for 13 years as missionaries to the Philippine Islands with the Bible Methodist Church. Much of his ministry in the Philippines involved training and equipping pastors and spiritual leaders as well as helping advance the gospel through the promotion of church planting. From 2009-2010 he taught in the Intercultural Department at God’s Bible School and College.

Tim has served as the General Missions Director for the Bible Methodist Church since 2010. He is also the founder and President of Shepherd’s Global Classroom. He has co-authored two books with his wife, Eyes to See: Glimpses of God in the Dark and It’s All About Obedience.

Tim and Becky have been married for 29 years. They have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.

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Discipleship Cordinator

Mr. Nathan Brown

Mr. Nathan Brown is the Discipleship Director of the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches.  He has served as Adult Sunday School teacher in various churches for over 15 years. Presently, he is the Executive Director of comeafterme.com, an internet-based ministry devoted to providing guidance and materials for those involved in discipleship. The mission of comeafterme.com is to assist the church in carrying out Christ’s command to go and make disciples. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama. He is a co-author of the book for youth, The Journey. He and his wife Charity have a daughter, Kathryn, and a son, Alex.

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Rev. G. Clair Sams

Rev. G. Clair Sams, is editor of The Bible Methodist and manages the media for The Bible Methodist Connection of Churches. He is a graduate of Bible Missionary Institute and God’s Bible School and College where he earned a BA in Ministerial Education. He was ordained in 1969 and his ministry has included Heartland Conference President (16 years).  He has served in pastoral ministry (30 Years), and serviced on several missions fields in short-term mission ministry. He founded and served as president of Mission Focus, served on Society of Indian Missions Canada board as well as various other boards and committees. Clair is presently Conference President for the Southwest Conference (Provisional) of The Bible Methodist Connection of Churches.  He and his wife, Melba, have four children, fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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Connectional Committee

  • Front row left to right:  Jack Hooker, Monte Stetler Jr., Michael Avery, Duane Quesenberry, Tim Keep, G. Clair Sams, Nathan Brown.
  • Second row left to right: Mark Russell, Chris Hilling, Blake Jones, John Parker, Darrell Stetler II, Chris Cravens, Richard Miles, Kinneth Hurst, Micheal Covington.
  • Third row left to right: David Armstrong, Dewey Murray, Steve Oliver, Doug Derscheid, Wayne Fleming, Deron Fourman, Mike Penelletore, Steve Miller. 


Regional Conference Presidents


 Left to Right: Mid America – Darrell Stetler II,
Southern – John Parker, Great Lakes – Blake Jones, Southwest – Clair Sams and Heartland – Chris Cravens.