Dr. Ted Ewing grew up at Bethesda and first preached here in 1978 when he was 19. He earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity degree from the International School of Theology and a Ph.D. in Religious Education from Andrews University. He has been a pastor in California and Indiana, a professor in California, Indiana, Michigan and Washington and now he's back here at Bethesda.

Ted Ewing, PhD

Interim Minister
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Joseph Bonsted  

Technology Manager 


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Joe has been a member here at Bethesda since 2011. He is a Senior at the Philadelphia Academy Charter High School where he enjoys throwing himself into numerous activities. He is the President of Student Council, the Technology Manager for the Drama Club and a Crafter in the school's carpentry club. Here at Bethesda, Joe is making strides to push the church into the 21st century by connecting us with different aspects of modern technology.

Margie Johnson 

Church Administrator


Margie isn't just the church administrator, she's more like an assistant pastor, greeting visitors to the church on weekdays, coordinating events and activites, co-editing the monthly newsletter, and providing a ready "ear" for folks when the pastor is out of the office. If you ever need an answer, just call Margie! Along with her husband, Bill, she loves the Phillies, Eagles, and March Madness.
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Jeanne shares the same last name as our interim minister because they are husband and wife. However, Jeanne has her own unique set of skills. She is highly creative, a great organizer and she loves to try new things. She also has a great sense of humor--a requirement, she says, for living with her husband--and always has a fresh way of doing things. Jeanne has been a member here since 2012 and enjoys getting people involved!
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Jeanne Ewing  

Outreach Coordinator


Bill Bishop  

Sexton & Custodian



Bill is the one who readies and sets up Fellowship Hall for the 9:30 Sunday morning worship service and gets things ready for Fellowship Hour between services. He's also generally into keeping the place looking sharp for Sunday morning. Since Harry Yocum retired, Bill has also taken over custodial duties. If you have a question about where to find something or its condition, Bill usually has the answer! Bill likes auto racing, working on cars, and helping people!


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Bethesda Presbyterian Church is a congregation located in the Northeast Section of Philadelphia, Pa. Here is where you will find a warm, safe and caring place that will accept you like family.  We want you to feel comfortable and encouraged here. 


Jesus accepts people just as they do we. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.


 If you're new to the Northeast Philadelphia area or considering relocating here, we'd be pleased to have you as our guest for Sunday worship, at Sunday School, or for any of our activities or special events.

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