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About us

Bethalto Church of God...

began its strong pentecostal heritage as a result of the world changing Azusa Street Revival in California. in 1929, Members of the church had moved to East Alton with the vision of reaching people for christ IN THE METRO EAST AREA. What started as a store front building in 1929, has grown spiritually and physically over the years, leads us to the church we are today at the corner of route 140 and Moreland road. 
The core values of the original 13 people has grown into the church we are today. Throughout the years, BCOG continues to see pentecostal, life changing revivals and services. We have a strong desire to reach multigenerational and multicultural individauls and  families through our Strong senior, adult, youth and children's programs. we are known for our love and compassion, music, worship services and prayer. The vision of 13 people has grown through the 90 YEARS, AND CONTINUES TO LIGHT THE WAY.

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Leadership Team


Jacob & Susan

Lead Pastors

Pastor Jacob and Susan Skelton began serving BCOG on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. They bring a passion and desire for prayer, reaching the community and sharing the message of Jesus with everyone. Pastor Jacob is a gifted preacher, pastor and administrator. Susan is gifted in hospitality and care ministries. The Skeltons also serve in several roles supporting the Illinois Church of God State Office. Prior to BCOG the Skelton’s have successfully led congregations in Lincoln and Kincaid, IL.Pastor and Susan happily serve with their twins, Ian and Lilly.


Pastor Joey & Erica Rogers

Youth Pastors

Pastor Joey & Erica Rogers, alongside their son Josiah, have served as the Youth Pastors of BCOG since March 2024. Both have served in youth ministry for over 7 years. Pastor Joey is a strong leader, speaker, and musician. Pastor Erica is gifted in singing and drama choreography. Their heart is to see young people awakened to their purpose and calling in Jesus Christ. Empowering teens to operate in the gifting God has placed on their lives.

Ministry Team Leaders

Brandon & Andrea Lloyd
Worship Leaders
Gary & Wanda Bourland
Senior Ministry Coordinators
Mike & Becky Long
The Gathering Coordinators
(For adults ages 35-60)
Susan Skelton
Elev8 Ministry Coordinator
(Post High School - Age 30)

BCOG Staff:

Andrea LLoyd
Pastoral Administrative Assistant
Lydia Morse
Administrative Assistant
Paul Ewell
Facilities Maintenance
Karen Wilfong
Church Bookeeper
Shirley Worrell
Membership Secretary
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