To maintain effective ministries that exemplify Christ there needs to be strong spiritual leadership in place. Below you can find out more about the spiritual leaders of BCN and the manner in which they remain responsible and credible.
"Therefore, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things, you shall never fall." 2 Thess. 1:11 also says, " With this in mind, I constantly pray for you that our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith." - 2 Peter 1:10
"I was born and raised in Mexico, New York, the youngest son of Dr. John and Roberta Anderson. I am the fourth generation of Andersons to call Mexico home. I was the first person brought to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ at Believers Chapel North during its earliest days in 1991. Later, in May of 1992, my wife and I were the first to be married at BCN.
I graduated from Paul Smith College in 1977 with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management and worked in the food service industry. I worked at the Candlelight Cottage in Parish, NY for many years with my brother Mark. From there, I moved on to work at Oswego Hospital as a Dietary Manager.
In 1994, I remember receiving the call from God to full time ministry while walking down Pumphouse Road in Mexico! That was the day, then Pastor Manny Josbena asked me to join the staff at BCN as Assistant Pastor.
Now, as Senior Pastor, I think you’ll see through my preaching that I have a passionate zeal for the Lord and for stirring up the church to respond to God's voice."
Pastor Paul Anderson and his wife Jeannie were the first to be married at BCN in 1992.
1 Timothy 3:1-7
"It is a true saying that if someone wants to be an elder, he desires an honorable responsibility. For an elder must be a man whose life cannot be spoken against. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exhibit self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home and must be able to teach. He must not be a heavy drinker or be violent. He must be gentle, peace loving, and not one who loves money. He must manage his own family well, with children who respect and obey him. For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God's church?
An elder must not be a new Christian, because he might be proud of being chosen so soon, and the devil will use that pride to make him fall. Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not fall into the devil's trap and be disgraced."
“As an Elder I'm called to be a role model to the congregation, humbly serving and loving my brothers and sisters in Christ while always promoting unity within the body of Christ. I’m called to support the Pastor and staff while also looking out for the good of the church and its’ members. It plays out in different ways in the day to day life as an Elder, but these are the things that are always on my heart.
I work as a natural gas mechanic for National Grid. My wife, Joni and I live in the Palermo area. We have two sons; grown and married, who attend BCN with their families as well.”
“I’ve been an Elder at Believers Chapel North since 2013, during which I also spent a period of time as Youth Pastor. I see my role now as assisting and supporting the Senior Pastor in ministering to the congregation of BCN, as well discipleship on a personal level with members of the church.
I am a co-owner and Projects Administrator for Marcellus Construction Inc. My wife, Ashleigh and I love living in Mexico, where I grew up attending BCN. We have the sweetest, spunkiest daughter, Aveline.”
“I was installed as an Elder at BCN in March of 2006. My wife, Peggy and I see our role as just loving on and serving the body of Christ, empowering the church to fulfill its mission. BCN is a special place for us, we came here looking for a biblically solid church that preached the gospel… and have never looked back.
I’ve lived in Central NY all my life. I grew up in Liverpool and moved to Oswego County after marrying Peggy. I attended a Christian College in Arkansas for two years before coming home to finish at Oswego State (which I never did.) I am President and Operations Director for Syracuse Utilities, Inc. We live in Mexico now. Our two daughters graduated from Mexico Academy and live on their own.”