LEAD 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 pastorwayneyeager@gmail.com.



Shawn Watson has served churches in southwestern Ohio since 1991.  Shawn has done about everything in ministry except lead worship, and that he should never do . . . ever.  He is married to Kelli and they have three children Micah, Aaron, and Lydia.  

Shawn's responsibilities at Bethany include serving under the leadership of Pastor Wayne to move us into the mission of the church - inviting people to new life in Jesus as we love God, grow as a family, and live on mission.  He is thankful to be serving at Bethany where the church is ready to embrace change to engage people with the gospel.

Contact Pastor Shawn at PastorShawnW@gmail.com



Jeff Staton has been a lifelong worshipper. From childhood days attending Sunday school and summer vacation Bible school, singing and worshipping together was a natural response to our God who created us and gave his Son for us. He and his siblings traveled to churches at home and abroad singing gospel music. He has served as a minister of music and worship leader most of his adult life. Jeff, his wife, Lisa, and children, Jonathan and Suella consider it an honor to join and serve the Bethany family at a pivital time in its revitalization campaign. 

Contact Jeff at Jeffrey.Staton@outlook.com

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.  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 and enjoys drawing and painting. She 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.

Cherilu is blessed to serve as her church's secretary. It is an opportunity to assist the pastor as well as connect with and support her church family during the week. 

Contact Cherilu at bethanysecretary@fuse.net or 513-777-4276.