TAYLOR MILL GETS NEW PASTOR
Recently, Tom Bentley assumed the duties as pastor of the Taylor Mill, Ky. Church. He and his wife, Julie, and their 14 year old son, Eli, are excited to be in the Midwest/Southern region of the country since the Bentleys are originally from Ohio.
Julie Bentley is a fourth generation Adventist; however, Tom Bentley, who was a research engineer for the Air Force, did not join the church until after they were married. He received extensive Bible studies from the then pastor of the Beavercreek, Ohio Church, accepted Christ as his personal Savior, and was baptized in 1997.
Shortly after his baptism, the Bentleys decided to leave their careers and serve as missionaries. They served at a Navajo mission south of Phoenix, Ariz. for 1½ years. But, in 2001 the Bentleys decided God was calling them to the seminary at Andrews University.
After seminary, Tom Bentley served in the Minnesota Conference and then the Oregon Conference. Bentley believes that the Lord has shown him that, “we are living in a time appointed for Him to return for His church. We are living in the last days, and I pray that as we labor for Him that our goal will be to prepare people to meet Jesus.”
—BY RANDY PHIPPS
Prayer for the Bentleys as they begin their ministry at Taylor Mill.