Meet Our Senior Pastor

Kevin McGhee

Kevin was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He is the son of two school teachers. He decided to follow Jesus while in High School. Kevin graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1978. He served for six years as an officer in the USN, working on several ships and as a leadership and management consultant for the Navy. He received a number of awards during his time in the Navy.

Kevin left a distinguished career as a Naval Officer to enter full-time ministry. He graduated with honors from Talbot Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree in May of 1986. He was licensed and ordained for ministry at Bethany Church, Long Beach, California. There, he led the young couples ministry. He worked in a previous church in leadership of one of the largest collegiate ministries in the nation.

He is the founding pastor of Bethany Community Church. For more than 10 years, he has also served as the president of the Laurel Clergy Association. He is best known in Laurel for his community involvement. He has developed close relationships with many of the area's elected officials of both parties. Until the newspaper closed, he wrote a weekly column for the Baltimore Examiner's Sunday edition on the intersection of faith and contemporary issues. 

Kevin has been married to his bride Ann since 1981.  Ann is a true partner in ministry, currently directing Bethany's Community Life Ministries. You can learn more about her on the Staff Page. Kevin and Ann reside near the church in Laurel with their two daughters.

 

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