For twenty – years Keiffer Bent has spoken to numerous audiences through-out North American and the Caribbean Islands. He accepted Christ in Sunday school in 1988 in Jamaica. He began his service teaching and preaching at his local church and in Christian camps. He served as a counselor and assistant director in the Caribbean Christian Camps, and in 1990, he served as a short-term missionary and evangelist in the inner city of Atlanta. His ministry outreach also extends to Chinese-Americans, Cambodians and Antigua’s. Additionally, he has been privileged to serve as associate pastor; pastor of single’s ministry, youth pastor and Chaplin of men. Pastor Bent also enjoys teaching Bible, Latin and History in the academic setting.
Keiffer Bent is a native of the Caribbean. Once he came to know the Lord in 1988, his interest in theology grew; subsequently, he attended Carver Bible College in Atlanta Georgia and received a BA in Theology. While attending Carver Bible College, he had the opportunity to serve with Pastor Charles Stanley’s ministry. He went on to Columbia International University and obtained a MA in Christian Education. He is well-versed in the disciplines of comparative religions, cults, evangelism and philosophy; He is pursing a doctoral degree in Christian Counseling. He received his certificate of ordination in Columbia, South Carolina.
Pastor Bent is presently serving as Sr. Pastor at Berwyn Baptist Church. He is the Director of Evangelism for Maryland Baptist Association in Prince Georges County. He teaches and serves as guest speaker in Maryland, Washington D.C. and in the Caribbean. Keiffer Bent and his wife, Martha enjoys serving together, conducting evangelism, and numerous other outreach seminars. The Bents have a 6 year old son, Jonathan. Pastor Bent’s life long passion is, “Knowing God and making Him known.” His deepest desire is to tell the world about the greatness of Christ Jesus! One of Pastor Bent’s favorite scriptures is: “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O, God, til I declare your power to the next generation and your might to all who are to come. “ (Ps 71:18)
Mario Díaz, Esq., Music Director, Marriage Enrichment Ministry
Earl Hamma, Deacon Chair
Mr. Hamma grew up in Northern Virginia and received Christ in 1959. He graduated from Washington Bible College in 1977. His passion is to preach and teach God’s Word and witness daily for Jesus. He is also a U.S. Air Force veteran and currently works at the National Institute of Health. He has been a member of Navigators Ministries since 1964. He and his wife Marilyn have three children and six grandchildren.
Jenny Martinez, Secretary
Ms. Martinez was born, raised, and has lived in PG County her whole life. She asked Christ to be her Savior when she was 10 years old, and the Lord has been working in her life ever since. She has been a member of BBC for the past 15 years and is blessed to be able to serve her Berwyn family and help them by being their part time secretary.
Anita Hanna, Evangelism, AWANA
Melak Diab, Sunday School
Melak Diab grew up in the Middle-East. Through the witness of a missionary couple, she received the Lord Jesus as her Lord and Savior in 1986. She credits Christian radio for instilling in her a love for expository Bible teaching and small group Bible study. She received a B.A. in music (1995) from Buffalo State College, NY and a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology (2011) from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focused on children’s music and education in the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Diab currently teaches at Berwyn Christian School.
Sandy Kiernan, Berwyn Christian School Board
Arthur Silver, Trustee
Kathy Van Lew, Treasurer