Bethany Conference is all about equipping the local church to build the kingdom of God. It seeks to gather pastors, church leaders, culture shapers, and workers in order to train and equip them with tools for kingdom purpose.
It's not just for leaders, though. It is for anyone passionate about Jesus Christ and growing in relationship with Him. This three-day gathering will inspire all individuals to walk in their God-given skills, talents, and passions in order to fulfill the call of God on their lives and to make a difference in their own churches and communities for the sake of the cross. It will deliver practical tools, powerful sessions, and divinely ordained connection to all who attend.
Jonathan Stockstill is the third-generation lead pastor of Bethany Church, a multicampus congregation in southern Louisiana with more than 8,000 in weekly attendance. In addition to providing dynamic leadership, Jonathan is highly regarded for his innovative and creative approach to ministry and his dedication to the local church. Pastor Jonathan leads with fresh vision, excitement, passion, and creative ideas to win Baton Rouge and surrounding areas for Christ. His heart to see lives transformed by the power of God and to see people experience new life in Christ is the bedrock of his vision for this new chapter of Bethany’s story.
A world-renowned worship leader, Pastor Jonathan has been leading worship at Bethany since he was 16 years old. A prolific songwriter, he has written or co written more than 70 songs for the body of Christ and has played the piano and guitar for over 20 years. His accomplishments in worship include producing notable worship albums both with Deluge Band and Bethany Worship, as well as partnering on projects with notable worship artists such as BJ Putnam, William McDowell, David & Nicole Binion, and Israel Houghton.
As lead pastor along with her husband, Angie Stockstill is dedicated to seeing people come to Jesus and find their true purpose. Her passion for all things local church has allowed her to oversee ministries like Bethany College and B-Kids, as well as lead a dynamic women’s ministry. She inspires people of all ages and backgrounds to lead lives of bold faith, identity, and creativity.
Pastor Jonathan and Angie have been married for 12 years and have three children: Evie, Andi, and Beckham.
Bethany Church was founded in 1969 by Pastor Roy Stockstill and is grounded in the belief that Jesus and loves God and people. We believe that church should be a place that is full of life, excitement, and the transforming presence of God. Our worship is energetic and passionate, we teach from the Bible in a powerful but practical way, and we love others compassionately.