About Us


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.