Bethany Baptist Church
Minister Howard Jackson

Minister Howard Jackson was born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y.  He has been a lifelong active member of Bethany.  He has taught Sunday School and Bible Study, coordinated Children’s Church, Youth Retreats, and the Van Ministry, and served as Chairperson of the Trustee Board, and the Diaconate Ministry.

Minister Jackson is married to Donna Satcher-Jackson and they are the proud parents of three children.  Minister Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Colgate University and is employed by the Syracuse City School District.  Minister Jackson has been involved in coaching and organizing youth athletics in Syracuse for over twenty years, and believes that many of those experiences are helpful and effective in ministering to others.  

  • Minister Jackson serves as Chaplain for The Deaconate Board
  • Spiritual Guidance for the congregation with last names beginning with (A-G)

Favorite Scripture:  1Peter 3:13-14

“Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?  But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened”. 

Minister Grace Kelley-Neal

Minister Neal a resident of Syracuse, NY is a graduate of the Fashion Institute Of Technology in New York City and the Rochester Center of Theological and Biblical Studies Seminary in Rochester, NY with a bachelor's in Christian Ministry.  She is a retired City of Syracuse police officer having served 26 years. She has been an active member of the Women's Ministry at BBC and a board officer for the NYS American Baptist Women convention. Minister Neal is an International Speaker , Sunday school Teacher, Bible Study Facilitator and Conference Workshop Presenter.  

Minister Neal is also the Founder and Director of GKN Ministries, which includes an inspirational web site where her mantra is: Enabling Women To Find Their Purpose and Develop Their Spiritual Development.

Minister Neal is married to the love of her life Deacon Roy Neal.  They are blessed to be both parents and Grandparents.

  • Minister Neal  serves as Chaplain for The Usher Board
  • Spiritual Guidance for the congregation with last names beginning with (H-M)

Favorite Scripture: Psalm 34:1-3

"I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth.  O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together! "

Minister Kathy Hodge-Davis

Minister Kathy is a wife and mother.  She has been in ministry since 2003.  She was licensed into the ministry in November, 2009.  Her love for God’s people is abounding and shown through her love for the Youth of Bethany.  Her spiritual characteristic often shared is, “it’s not about me, but all about HIM”.  She holds multiple undergraduate degrees and is currently employed by the Syracuse City School District.

  • Minister Hodge-Davis serves as Youth Coordinator
  • Chaplain for The Youth Department and Sick & Shut-in
  • Spiritual Guidance for the congregation with last names beginning with (N-T)

Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”


Evangelist Sheila Beers

Evangelist Beers is a native of Syracuse and was married to  the late Daniel Beers and parents to  Michael and David.  Evangelist Beers is a graduate of Onondaga Valley Academy, SUNY Morrisville, Community Recovery Coach Academy and received Certification in Ministry from The Center for Theological Studies at Northeastern Seminary and is currently a candidate for a Masters in Divinity from Northeastern Seminary.   

Evangelist Beers serves as a Sunday School Teacher, and a member of the Board of Christian Education, Pastor's Aide Committee, Women's Choir, Outreach Ministry and a Facilitator and Teacher for Bethany's Recovery Bible Study.  

  • Evangelist Beers serves as Chaplain for The Board of Christian Education
  • Spiritual Guidance for the congregation with last names beginning with (U-Z)

Favorite Scripture: Ephesians 6:19

“Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.”  (NRSV)

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