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Dr. Keith Gephart ~ Senior Pastor

Dr. Keith E. Gephart has been on the full-time faculty of International Baptist College and has served as the Director of Student Life and Dean of Students since 1998. Prior to that he taught at the San Francisco Baptist Theological Seminary from 1979-88, pastored three churches in Connecticut, California, and New York for a total of 21 years, and has written several articles, booklets, and co-authored two books.

He is married and has four children and thirteen grandchildren.

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Skylar Bernick ~ Assistant Pastor / Education Director

The Lord used Berean’s ministries to lead Skylar to repentance and faith in Christ while he was at Arizona State University. After completing a B.A. in Philosophy at ASU, the Lord gave Skylar the opportunity to serve in a mission church in arctic Alaska. He has completed his Master of Divinity degree at International Baptist College and Seminary and is looking forward to ordination in the fall of 2015. In addition he is serving as Chaplain Candidate in the US Army reserves. Skylar is currently an associate pastor at Berean and serves as the director of the various education ministries.

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Daniel Kelting ~ Assistant Pastor / Music Director

Daniel grew up traveling as the son of a US Air Force Sargent. He accepted The Lord as his Savior at age five and was baptized at age seven. In high school, his family moved to Phoenix and began serving in the music ministry at a small church plant. There he developed a passion for teaching God’s people to worship through reverent, beautiful music. He felt the call of God on his life while at summer camp and committed to full time ministry at age seventeen. After completing high school, Daniel obtained a BA in Bible and Christian Service with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry from International Baptist College and Seminary in Chandler, AZ. After graduating in 2012, he married his high school sweetheart, Katie. God brought Daniel and Katie to Berean Baptist Church in the spring of 2013 where he is now serving as associate pastor of music. God has given them a love for the people of Berean, a desire to grow the congregation in Biblical worship and a special burden for the teenagers of the church. They are looking forward to helping the church grow and seeing God work in his people! In his spare time Daniel enjoys mountain biking and martial arts.


    Josh Hamilton ~ Deacon Chairman
    Ted Herner
    Charles Aw
    Tom Beck
    Adam Mott

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Virginia Lichtensteiger ~ Church Secretary

Virginia was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1980. She has 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. She and her husband Gary were married Sept 25, 2010, and currently live in San Tan Valley. Virginia worked in the Air and Ocean Transportation Industry for 33yrs and then retired from DHL Global Forwarding in 2013. She brings those skills to her current administrative position at Berean Baptist. She enjoys doing crafts, volunteering, and spending time with my family.

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