Paul Jorden

There is nothing more exciting than observing Christ transform a person’s life.  There is nothing I would rather do with my life than to personally experience as well as to be part of that process in the lives of those around me.  Martha and I were married in 1978.  We have three adult children, one son-in-law and one beautiful adorable granddaughter.  While we enjoy the peace and quiet of an empty nest, we love to have our children come visit us.

I am a graduate of Wheaton College and received my Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.  In 2002, I completed by Doctor of Ministry from Phoenix Seminary.  Prior to coming to minister at Bethel in 2006, we served as short term missionaries in Ireland from 1984-1986, and then pastored for 18 years at a Bible church in Arizona. I enjoy various sports such as racquetball, tennis, basketball and football.  But with my playing days passing me by, I can be found more often jogging and swimming laps (both of which I detest).  What a privilege to serve at Bethel.  What a caring community of people who live passionately for Christ and desire to impact our community and world with the “Great News” of never ending life through Jesus Christ.

Pastor of Family & Student Ministries
Mark Shoemaker