our leadership


  • PAstor jeff jennings

    lead pastor

    Pastor Jeff has a deep love for Jesus and the Gospel that permeates his teaching and life. He is passionate about loving our community and is not afraid of having difficult conversations in order to share Christ's grace with others.  Jeff has a Bachelors in English from Cal State Fullerton and a Masters of Divinity from Talbot Theological Seminary. He loves live music, reading, hoarding books, listening to podcasts, and running. He has been married to his wife, Robin, for 12 years and they have two daughters and a son.

  • anna burnham

    children's ministry director

    Anna has been captivated by God and His living, active Word. God has used it to rescue, comfort and nurture her. It’s her great joy to lead our kids to grow in Him, too. Anna loves coffee, laughing, creative projects, being outdoors, reading and writing, neighborhood pizza parties, and dear friends. A California native, Anna and her husband, David, have a sweet daughter and enjoy living in Canby.

  • jack rants

    Elder Chair

    Jack's greatest ambition in life is to honor God by pursuing knowledge of and obedience to Him more completely and consistently, and by helping every person he can to do the same.  He highly values the equipping and deployment of our church family for service in Christ's name and power so that we can fulfill the Great Commandment of loving our neighbors as ourselves and the Great Commission of making disciples.  Jack and his wife, Leslie, have felt priviledged to serve with other members of Bethany Church since mid-2014. 

  • joy smith

    office ADMINISTRATOR

    Joy loves the Lord and Bethany Church. She has attended Bethany for 28 years and is the one who keeps the church office running smoothly. When she is not busy at church, she enjoys reading, rockhounding with her husband, hiking, OHA activities, and breakfast with friends. Joy has been married to her husband, Kim, for 37 years and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.