Bethany Chapel is an independent Bible believing church, with an informal affiliation with similar New Testament churches (assemblies). Bethany is a place where born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ come together to worship, learn, pray and serve. The meetings of our assembly center around the 4 areas of church life taught in Acts 2:42 "And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread and in prayers."
Bethany Chapel does not belong to a denomination. Instead, we are a collection of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ (i.e., a local church) who come together and try to meet in a very similar way to how Christians met as described in the New Testament. We are evangelistic in nature, which means that we believe the Lord would have us take the Gospel to a lost and dying world.
We also do not have a separate clergy class (i.e., a paid pastor or priest who oversees the work). Instead, we follow the biblical pattern of having elders (i.e., learned godly men) who shepherd the work here at Bethany Chapel (Titus 1:5).
Norman Luetters and his wife Rose Marie are from Hastings. Norm was in the field of technical, computer art and graphic design for over 40 years, now retired. Norm put his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 9. Norm is a veteran of the Vietnam War and has been in fellowship at Bethany since the late 1950s.
Ezequiel Montes and his wife Patricia live in Yonkers and have 2 teenagers. Ezequiel and Patricia are the proprietors of Hazel's Cafe in White Plains. Ezequiel came to know Christ as a young adult. Patricia as a teenage. They both have been in fellowship in Yonkers since the early 2000's.
Mike O'Connor and his wife Marita live in Yonkers and have 3 young adult children. Mike is a retired U.S. Postal Inspector and Marita is a Registered Nurse. They both trusted the Lord as personal Savior in their college days. Mike also attended Emmaus Bible College. Mike and Marita began attending Bethany soon after they were married in 1977.