About Us

Greetings and welcome to Bethel United Methodist Church’s website. We are a Christian community of faith that is active and committed, joyful in praise, loving in relationships, and caring in service with a strong emphasis on our relationship with God and with one another.

We are committed to responding to God’s grace and generosity in Jesus Christ by passing it on during worship and in our ministries, missions, small group settings and fellowship opportunities that reach out to touch and make a difference in the lives of people of all ages.

Please browse our site to find information about our discipleship, nurture, outreach, and worship opportunities. There are programs for children, youth, young adults and families, health and small group interests, and men’s and women’s fellowship, service and study.

If you are in the area, we invite you to worship with us. If we can assist you on your spiritual journey, please call or email us.

Meet our Pastors

Rev. Clint Phillips, Senior Pastor

Pastor Clint came to Bethel on July 1, 2022.  Clint grew up in Arnold northeast of Pittsburgh along the Allegheny River and lived there until shortly after he married his high school sweetheart, Karla. Clint was called to ministry at a young age, but he ultimately pursued other passions in college. After he and Karla were married in 2002, they moved to Latrobe, PA where they began their family and attending Bethany UMC. It was there that he would soon know his calling once again. 

Clint began his college work at IUP in 1997, but after time off from his studies, and 10 years in retail management, he answered the call into ministry. Clint returned 13 years later to finish his BA in theater and graduated in 2014. He then moved to United Theological Seminary and finished there with a Master of Divinity in 2017. Clint started ministry as a local pastor in 2014 and became a provisional member of the conference in 2018. Clint was ordained as an elder in the UMC in June 2021. 

Clint served as a youth pastor for 3 years and an associate pastor at Bethany United Methodist for 2 of those years. Since then he has served at Greensburg Trinity and Jeannette First Charge and Punxsutawney Cross Town Ministries. Clint is currently serving as the pastor at Mt Zion in DuBois, PA. Clint has also served on the Conference Young Adult Committee as well as Trustees, Building and Locations and Youth Committee Chair in the Indiana District. Clint is also a member of the Order of the Flame, in connection with World Methodist Evangelism.

Clint has a passion for music and theater arts and enjoys using them in ministry. He also has a great love of children's and youth ministries. In addition to his wife of 19 years, Karla, his family includes their 13 yr old daughter, Sarah, and their 9yr old son, Isaiah.

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Rev. Lynette Moran, Deacon

Lynette S. Moran currently serves as provisional deacon in Western PA. Originally a born and bred Texan, she left University of Texas (at Dallas), earning her BA in history and literature, to attend seminary at Boston University. She attained a graduate degree in theological studies. She is currently a PhD candidate in the dissertation phase in sociology at University of Pittsburgh. Her studies include grief (emotions), social problems, environment, and how we make meaning collectively. This also includes the study of places (human geography) and the sacred. Recent interest includes creation care and environmental grief related to natural disasters. She was commissioned as a UMC EarthKeeper in 2019. She also completed her CPE residency, serving as chaplain in the Trauma I, multi-branch hospital system in central Texas. 

Lynette previously served as a social work as a case manager and, with her husband, as house parents of an emergency shelter for children removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. She serves at Bethel United Methodist Church (Lower Burrell) as a secondary appointment in addition to her work at Pitt. She and her husband have three elementary-aged children.