About Us

Keith and Sharon Waggoner have been involved in music ministry, pastoring, and evangelism for over 40 years. Keith and Sharon met at God’s Bible School and College where Sharon was a music major and travelled with the lady’s trio representing the school. Until 2012, Keith was bi-vocational serving in preaching/song evangelism and as a Division Manager for Caterpillar Inc. both in the US and the United Kingdom. After his early retirement in 2012, Keith pastored a growing rural church outside of Kokomo, Indiana. They have three children and six wonderful grandchildren. Keith serves on the Board of Trustees of God’s Bible School and is a member of the FEA/Hope International Missions board.

Pastor Monte & Mary Stetler have served in pastoral ministry for over 40 years. The Stetler’s have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Monte and Mary have been happily married for 58 years. Pastor Stetler is grateful for the opportunity to serve Bethel Holiness Church as their interim pastor. The joy of their lives is to serve Christ and others! The Stetler’s have always demonstrated Christian care and love for our entire Bethel Holiness family, especially those who are unable to attend due to illness or injury. We are very grateful to have them as our Interim Pastor at Bethel Holiness Church.

After Rev. Robert Thompson Sr.’s retirement in 2008, Rev. & Mrs. Nathan D. Shockley came to serve as pastor. The Shockley’s have four children, Quint, Adam, Kyrsta, & Connor. Rev. Shockley was a banker in Kentucky for many years prior to accepting God’s call to full-time ministry. He pastored for 13 years in St. Louis, Michigan where he also served as District Superintendent. Along with his duties as pastor of Bethel Holiness Church he is General Secretary/Treasurer, as well as the General Youth President of the Wesleyan Holiness Association of Churches.

Bethel Holiness Church is a traditional Holiness Church which was founded in 1977 by Reverend and Mrs. Robert E. Thompson Sr. Together; they ministered in the Columbus area for 40 years until their retirement in the fall of 2008. Their ministry saw the purchase of the present campus located on Highway 31 just outside Columbus, Indiana. The present church sanctuary was constructed in just 7 weeks after laying the foundation and has been the place of worship through the present time. The campus is home for the parsonage, staff residences, school & gym, fellowship hall and a maintenance/woodshop facility.