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Pastoral Staff

Senior Pastor - Dr. Steven M. Palmer

Dr. Palmer is a 1975 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (BS - Aeronautical Engineering) who subsequently served in the United States Marine Corps on active duty, attaining the rank of captain.  He graduated from Cornerstone Bible College in 1988 (BS - Biblical Studies), and taught there from 1988-1991.  In 1991, he was ordained as a pastor, along with his wife Barbara, and sent to Bethlehem, New Hampshire, by their parent church in Burke, VA, to plant and pioneer a new church in the North Country.  Subsequently, Bethlehem Christian Center, a non-denominational work was founded in July, 1991, and still serves the local community today.  He subsequently received a Masters Degree in Theology in 2004 and a Doctorate in Ministry in 2007 from Cornerstone Graduate School.  Dr. Palmer also has an extensive background and experience in manufacturing and sales, and he continues to serve as senior pastor and worship leader at Bethlehem Christian Center.


Associate Pastor - Dr. Barbara L. Palmer

Dr. Palmer is a 1987 graduate of Cornerstone Bible College (BS - Biblical Studies).  She subsequently received a Masters Degree (Theology) in 2004 and an earned Doctorate (Ministry) in 2007 from the same institution.  She taught the course in Biblical Research at Cornerstone Bible College for several years prior to moving with her family to Bethlehem, NH, in 1991 to co-found the Bethlehem Christian Center.  In 1997, she attended Accelerated Christian Education's School of Tomorrow Administrator and Supervisor Training in Lewisville, TX, and founded Bethlehem Christian School that fall.  She has served as the school's Principal and as a Learning Center Supervisor in the years since.  Dr. Palmer has an extensive background in bookkeeping and accounting, and a great deal of experience in the restaurant industry.  She is an ordained pastor and serves as co-pastor of Bethlehem Christian Center.


Bethlehem Christian Center and Bethlehem Christian School

PO Box 303, 1858 Maple Street, Bethlehem, NH  03574

603-869-5401       bcs@cfaith.com