Pastor Wayne Yeager

Pastor Wayne is a Cincinnati area native. He was born and raised in the Northern  Kentucky area. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University, where he met his wife Sara. They were married on June 2, 2001. They have two children Elizabeth and Anakin.

Pastor Wayne has been in ministry since 2002. He started as a youth minister in Crittenden, Ky, before serving stints as youth minister in Pikeville, Ky. and Hopkinsville, Ky. In 2014, he accepted a call to become the senior pastor at Glasford Baptist Church, in Glasford, Il. After five years in Illinois, he felt the call to head back home. In June 2019, he accepted the call to pastor Bethany Baptist Church.

Pastor Wayne has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, as well as a Master of Divinity from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. He sees the church as a family united in our purpose to worship Jesus and serve his kingdom. Contact Pastor Wayne at 513-777-4276 or

Music Director

Carol Silver

Carol was born into a Christian home and accepted Jesus as her personal Savior at the tender age of 4.  She grew up in Liberty Township surrounded by her loving mother, father, and sister; and two houses on either side of hers filled with aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She served in her local church by teaching Sunday School, children's choir, and singing in the adult choir.  She also spent many years volunteering at the Cincinnati City Gospel Mission and the Mallard Cove retirement center playing the piano for services.

She attended Cedarville University and received a bachelors degree in Business and later went on to get her MBA from Xavier University and an MLIS from the University of Kentucky.  

She loves praising God and ministering to others through music and is thankful for the church family at Bethany Baptist Church.

Family Minister

Bryan Dobney

Bryan was born into a godly home and accepted Christ through his exposure to the gospel at a young age. Bryan grew up in Xenia, Ohio and was raised with 5 brothers and no sisters.

From an early age, Bryan felt God's call in his life to ministry and, although specifics would come later, followed that call. He attended University of the Cumberlands where he got his Bachelors Degree in Religion, with an emphasis on Biblical Studies in order to serve the Lord in a full-time capacity through the local church.

Bryan has been serving at Bethany Baptist since 2014 and loves spending time teaching, encouraging, and just having fun with the BBC youth. 

You may contact Bryan at

Church Secretary

Cherilu DuVal

A transplant from Miami, Florida, Cherilu trusted in Jesus Christ as her Savior while a high school senior through the witness of a couple of classmates. She soon began going to an evening “Youth Ranch” Bible study, sponsored by Florida Bible College, youth group at Calvary Church, and eventually Sunday School and church. Jesus changed her life completely and gave her an abiding hope for the future.

Cherilu received her B.A. from Florida State in Ad Design many years ago, but has lived in SW Ohio since 1986 and found it a wonderful place to raise and homeschool her four (grown) children. She has been actively involved in various church ministries over the years: Children's Sunday School, Awana, Women On Mission; and Choir. She helped found and lead Beth Yada Home School Co-op in Middletown and also taught children’s art classes for many years.

Serving as part-time church secretary at Bethany Baptist Church has been a new adventure, one that Cherilu enjoys very much. It is an opportunity to assist the pastor as well as connect with and support her church family during the week. You may contact Cherilu at or 513-777-4276.