Ministry Team

Senior Pastor


Pastor Larry Cornett worked as a youth director in his home church in Connersville Indiana until coming to Cincinnati in 1977. In March of 1977, the Bethel Baptist Temple began in a store front building in the St. Bernard area of Cincinnati. Pastor Cornett has been the pastor of Bethel for over 40 years.

He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and from Gospel Missionary Union Missionary Training School in Smithville, Missouri. He also received a Masters and Doctorate degree from Temple School of Ministry.

Pastor and Jeanne have five children and eight grandchildren and reside in Batavia, Ohio with their two youngest sons. pastorlarrycornett@gmail.com

Associate Pastor


Pastor Scott Cornett was four years old when his family moved to Cincinnati to start the Bethel Baptist Temple.  Growing up in the church, and being saved at a young age, he was involved in almost every area of ministry. Scott worked for five years in the inner-city at the Evanston Community Center.  He led Bible clubs, Bible camps, and tent revival meetings. He has traveled on five mission trips to Mexico and New Zealand. Scott was involved in a Pastoral Apprenticeship Program from 1995-2000 with his father and other Experienced Ministers. He has a diploma from Temple Ministry where he completed his courses in Practical Christian Theology, New Testament Survey, Church History, Evangelism, Christian Counseling, Homiletics, Hermeneutics, Pauline Epistles, and Non-Pauline Epistles. Scott attended Basic Training Network Ministry Course from 1995-1999 and graduated with a diploma in Ministry. He is one of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Biblical Counseling Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pastor Scott has served as associate pastor at Bethel for over 18 years. He and his wife Annette live in Batavia, Ohio and have three grown children. pscottcornett@gmail.com

Tracey Biddle- Music Coordinator

Husband-Brian

Deacons

Jerry Brinker, Chairman

Gerald.Brinker@Nordson.com


Mark Viezbicke came to faith in Jesus Christ while stationed in the military in North Carolina in 1979. He was saved by grace through faith, being led by the truths that God has made known to us in His Word: that He has given His Son to die; that He has raised Him up; and that through Him He is ready to pardon.

Mark met his wife Carla while stationed in the Pacific, and they were married in 1981. God drew Mark & his family to start attending Bethel in 1999 and they have been here since.  Mark is currently a Regional Sales Manager at Salvagnini America in Hamilton. He desires to foster an atmosphere where the mission statement can move forward in the life of the church.

Mark makes his home in Bethel, Ohio with Carla, his wife of 33 years. They have two grown children and four grandchildren. mark.viezbicke@salvagnini.com

 

Affiliated Pastors


Pastor Jeff Cornett and his wife Bryn were sent out from Bethel in March 2009, to plant a church in the Dayton area. Victory People Church started some years before that as a prayer group, which grew into a large Thursday evening worship service. After several relocations, Victory People Church now meets in Heritage Center in Brookville, Ohio.

Jeff’s passion is to introduce the unchurched to Jesus. 

Pastor Jeff holds his Master of Theology from Newburgh Theological Seminary. He was ordained through Bethel Baptist Temple. They live in Kettering Ohio with their son Lawson.

Rev. Jeff Pokone has been a counselor with the Indiana Biblical Counseling Center since 1998, working especially with clients struggling with abuse trauma, addictions, and marital problems. He also conducts seminars to equip church leaders and laymen for effective counseling ministry within the Body of Christ. He is a pastoral counselor who includes a spiritual warfare worldview in his counseling. Jeff was ordained through Bethel Baptist Temple, and he continues to partner with us in discipleship and counseling.

Over 24 years ago, Rev. Pokone began his career as a youth pastor in Nebraska, and later joined the staff at a church in Michigan. He went on to serve extensively through the ministry of Teen Challenge in Michigan, Minnesota, and California for several years, before coming to the Indiana Biblical Counseling Center where he currently serves as counselor and Center Director.

Pastor Pokone has been married for 26 years to his wife Suzette and has five children. God continues to build His life message in their marriage and family for His glory.