About Us

Welcome to Bethel Baptist Church!

Where our  Mission  is:
"Following Christ's living example by loving, reaching, and teaching people, no matter the cost."  Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.  If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to have you be

our guest for Sunday Morning Bible Study and Worship.



When you visit our church, you will find:

 A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you

Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God

Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age

A corporate outlet for truth-filled and moving praise and worship

Bethel Baptist

Church Staff


Pete Crook

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Senior Pastor

Before coming to Bethel, Pete and his wife Allison served from 1996 – 2012 as overseas missionaries with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. They served 8 years in Ecuador, South America and the remaining time in Central Asia. Pete then served as a state missionary in partnership with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. He was called as the pastor of Bethel in October 2018. He has a BS in Agriculture (wildlife biology) from New Mexico State University and an MDivBL from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pete and Allison were married in 1993 and have a daughter, Emily, and a son,

Jacob. He loves spending time with family and being outdoors hunting,

fishing or just “tramping around”. 

One of Pete’s favorite life verses is:

“The world with its desires is passing away,

but the one who does the will of God remains forever.”

1 John 2:17

Mary Gonzales


Music Director

A "pastor's kid" raised here in Roswell, Mary grew up singing in church and continues that today as our Music Director. She and her family have served in the community all her life. Besides leading the music ministries of Bethel since 2015, she is also the choir director at Goddard High School and Berrendo Middle School. Besides singing, she loves spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Colter Lamb

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Student Ministry Intern

Colter grew up on a ranch between Santa Rosa and Fort Sumner, New Mexico. He currently attends ENMU - Roswell and is studying Aviation Maintenance Technology. He has his private pilot’s license and flies his own plane. He loves flying whenever he has the chance.  Colter began serving the youth of Bethel in the summer of 2019.

One of his life verses is:

 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgement."  2 Timothy 1:7

Lenora Bowles

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Church Secretary/Ministry Assistant

Lenora began working as the church secretary of Bethel in 2010. She was born and raised in Southeastern New Mexico and married the love of her life, Robert Bowles, in 1980. She has one son and six grandchildren, who are the joy of her life.


A Bible verse that speaks to her is:

“Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us – to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen “

Ephesians 3:20-21




"And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds"

Hebrews 10:24


"And we have this command from him:

The one who loves God must also love

his brother and sister." 

1 John 4:21