Proclaim the Truth of Jesus and Grow Mature Disciples for the Glory of God

Lenard Tavernelli

Lenard is originally from the corn fields of Ohio. He came to know the Lord as his personal Lord
and Savior as a middle-schooler. During his college years, God graciously grew him spiritually
through reading the Bible, godly friendships, and his involvement with Cru. In 2007, he
graduated with a Master’s of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. And in
2021, he received his Doctorate of Ministry from Southeastern Theological Seminary.

Lenard and his wonderful wife, Angela, have been blessed with three children: Micaiah, Noah, and Abrielle. Lenard enjoys reading, a good cup of coffee, time with his family, and watching the Cleveland Browns.

Lenard became the lead pastor of Bethel Community Church in March of 2023. He champions the gospel and proclaiming Christ from the entire Bible through expository preaching. His passion is to develop leaders and to equip the church to proclaim the truth of Jesus and grow mature disciples. He’s very passionate about seeing the church be multi-ethnic and multi-generational.