Pastors Mike and Julie Gowans are the Lead Pastors of Bethel Church in Chandler, Arizona, and there’s nothing else they’d rather do! Getting to wake up every day and serve the Bethel family is their honor and joy. Their driving passion is discipleship… making disciples of Jesus just as He asked, and leading people to freedom in Him. In their 24 years of marriage, God has blessed them with three amazing children (Isabella, Olivia and Michael) and a fluffy, playful Poochon named Max. Mike’s tank gets filled by playing golf, working out and barbecuing on his Green Mountain Smoker. The things that fill Julie’s tank are reading books, interior decorating and sipping glasses of iced tea.

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We value worship, prayer and the Word. Our foundation is Jesus Christ alone.


We believe that a church should be a reflection of the Kingdom of Heaven! Our multi-ethnic, multi-generational congregation celebrates the differences in people.


At Bethel, we are a spiritual family. As we follow Christ, we help others follow Him, too. As we know Him, we make Him known to the world.

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we believe

In the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

In one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

In our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, his virgin birth, his sinless human life, his divine miracles, his vicarious and atoning death, his bodily resurrection, his ascension, his mediatorial work, and his personal return in power and glory.

In the salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

In the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.

In the unity of the Spirit of all true believers—the Church, the Body of Christ.

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.


Bethel is part of Every Nation Churches and Ministries, a global family of churches in 81 nations. We exist to honor God by establishing Christ-centered, spirit-empowered, socially responsible churches and campus ministries in Every Nation.