Special Interest:

Help for Those Dealing with Grief

Recent Sermons


Fun Family Wednesday




Bethel Preschool


University Lutheran Chapel


Public Worship


Saturday Evening
    Traditional Worship    5:00 PM

Sunday Traditional
  Worship   8:30 AM
Sunday Contemporary
  Worship    11:15 AM

The sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated at all services on the First, Third, and Fifth Weekends of the month.


Sunday School, 10:00 AM

  • Small Children's opening
  • Youth classes
  • Adult class

See facilities map for classroom locations.

Nursery is provided for children 3 years old and younger during both Sunday worship services and the Sunday School hour.


Gatherings During the Week

  • Ladies Bible Study 9:30 AM Tuesday
  • Men's Study and Game group 7:30 PM Monday evening
  • Men's Bible Study 6:30 AM Friday morning
  • Saturday Evening Bible Study (Sanctuary) 6:00 PM

Professional Staff

Rev. Randall C. Bard was installed as Bethel's pastor on July 13, 2008. Pastor Bard graduated from the Oral Roberts University in 1987. He earned his Master of Divinity from Concordia Lutheran Seminary, St. Louis, MO in 1997. He also has training from the Pastoral Leadership Institute in 2000. He has served at Lutheran churches in Bowie and Ft. Worth, Texas prior to coming to Bethel. He and his wife Connie have three daughters.
Randy Moerbe, has served as Bethel's Director of Christian Education since 1984. He has undergraduate degrees from Concordia University in Austin(1971) and Concordia University, Seward Nebraska (1973). He also received his Master of Science in Family Life degree from Concordia Seward in 2001. He has served parishes in Omaha, Nebraska and Baytown, Texas prior to coming to Bethel. He and his wife Betty have three grown children. Randy's hobbies include sports, home remodeling and trying to keep the church computers running.
Rev. K. Lynn Stroud is assisting with Pastoral Care for the congregation. Pastor Stroud graduated from Concordia, Austin in 1983 with a BA in Mexican American Studies. He earned his Master of Divinity from Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, MO in 1987 and his Doctorate of Ministry from Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, Tacoma, Washington in 1998. He trained for the Prison Chaplaincy in Littleton, Colorado taking courses in Clinical Pastoral Education and had been a Federal Prison Chaplain from 1991 until he retired in June 2014.
Ruthann Stroud, has served as Bethel's Church Secretary since December of 2001. She graduated from the University of Missouri - St. Louis with a BSBA specializing in Marketing in 1985. She and her husband, Lynn, have three children.
Kathy Herwald is the Director of Finance & Assimilation. She handles the finances of the congregation and assimilation. She has been employed at Bethel since February 2002. She graduated from Texas A&M University with BBA in Finance. She is happily married to Greg Herwald and they are the proud parents of three grown sons. Her hobbies include being outdoors, fishing, gardening, and spending time with family.
Debbie Sadler is the Director of our preschool. She taught preschool for five years before she became the director at Lord of Life Lutheran Child Development Center in Corpus Christi. She was the director there for nine years before moving to the Bryan area. Debbie was also the director at Holy Cross Lutheran Learning Center in College Station for the past seven years. She and her husband, Mike, have two grown sons.
Katie Bentley Office Assistant


Nic Duncan Facilities Support



Connie Bard Children's Ministry Coordinator

Bethel Lutheran Church's Mission is declaring the Gospel to those who do not know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, calling them into faith, while sharing and strengthening the faith of our members and fellow believers.