Leadership

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 creditable.

Pastor - Paul Anderson

Paul was born and raised in Mexico, New York, the youngest son of Dr. John and Roberta Anderson. Paul is the fourth generation of Andersons to call Mexico home. Paul was the first person saved through the ministry of Pastor Paul Wagner at Believers Chapel North during its earliest days in 1991. Later, in May of 1992, Paul and Jeannie were the first to be married at BCN.

A former chef, Paul graduated from Paul Smith College in 1977 with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management. After graduation Paul worked in the food service industry. Most notably, he worked at the Candlelight Cottage in Parish, NY for many years with his brother Mark. From there, Paul moved on to work at Oswego Hospital as a Dietary Manager.

In 1994, Paul received a call from God to full time ministry while walking down Pumphouse Road in Mexico! That was the day Pastor Manny Josbena asked him to join the staff at BCN as Assistant Pastor.

Over the years, Paul studied and trained, strengthening his pastoral and administrative gifts. He moved into the role of Associate Pastor in 2002 where he ministered increasingly through anointed worship and preaching.

Now, as Senior Pastor, Paul is known for his passionate zeal for the Lord and for stirring up the church to respond to God's voice. His friendly nature and compassionate spirit are evident in the loving care he provides for all those who attend BCN.

2 Peter 1:10 says, "Therefore, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things, yous 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."

  • Youth Pastor

Youth Pastor - Steve Garrett

     Steve grew up mostly in the Mexico, NY after moving here with his family while in elementary school. He graduated from Mexico Academy and Central School in 2003.  After attending SUNY Oswego, majoring in Business, Steve attended Elim Bible Institute in Lima, New York. He graduated from there in 2008. 

     Steve then attended Alliance Theological Seminary where he worked toward a Masters of Divinity degree. 

     While attending Elim, Steve met his wife, Ashliegh. They were married in August of 2010. Ashleigh is from Pennsylvania. She graduated from Nyack College in 2011 with a degree in psychology. She is employed by Liberty Resources.

      Steve is also employed by Marcellus Construction, a pipe laying company. He and Ashleigh have recently purchased their first home in the villiage of Mexico and are enjoying making it their own.

Elders

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."

Elders:

    • Paul Anderson 
    • Doug Bryant
    • Steve Garrett
    • Matt Scorzelli

 

 

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