The Bellevue Church of Christ is currently led by a “Leadership committee”. We do not have a single minister or preacher.
Each of these men has volunteered to serve in this capacity and all have been approved by the assembly to serve as Ministers of the Gospel.
Once qualified Elders can be appointed (in accordance with Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Tim 3:1-7) then this form of leadership will be dissolved.
We strongly believe in the biblical principle of “faithful men teaching faithful men” (2Tim 2:2).
Steve Doty has overcome many hardships in his life, which gave him a deep compassion and strengthened his resolve
to help others wherever possible. He was born into a home life of alcohol abuse and domestic violence. His mother committed suicide when he
was a young boy, and he was placed in a training school for boys. Adopted by a deputy sheriff at 15, Steve's life took a turn for the better.
However, his troubles were not yet over. After a three year tour in the military, Steve struggled for many years with alcohol abuse. Determined
not to subject himself and his family to this destructive lifestyle, he overcame it and became involved with Christian ministry. He has continued
in this ministry for the past 25 years and has expanded outreach into other parts of the world.
Steve has been very active in the local community and gave 17 years of service as a volunteer fireman and spent 10 years working as a volunteer
Emergency Medical Technician with the Bellevue Rescue Squad. Steve has also recently retired after 35 years of Government service. He is now
working full-time on expanding the non-profit organization DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid. For more information on this Christian based
ministry, click this LINK http://www.directconnectaid.org
Steve was one of the original founders of assembly when it began in Olivet and later moved to the Bellevue Community. His focus is teaching,
counseling, and the school ministry.
Jon Doty shared in his brother Steve’s youthful experiences and followed him into the Marine Corps. Jon stayed in the
Marine Corps for 23 years and then returned to Michigan. He attended a local community college, acquired an Associates degree in computer
information services and has been working in that field since then. Jon’s focus in the church is teaching and helping coordinate the teaching
schedules. He also is very involved in the Community Outreach Ministry.
Mike Kover Introduced to the church as a young teen, Mike grew up and obeyed God's plan of salvation by being immersed in
1983. He then entered the US Army and upon completion of service, returned to Michigan with his wife and family to begin their work with the local
congregation. While working as a Service Technician in the Fork-lift industry, Mike also served as a leader, teacher, and teen leader. In 2002,
Mike became involved with DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid as a member of the board and has traveled to the country of Belarus over 5 times to help
provide humanitarian relief as well as sharing in the advancement of the gospel. It is his desire to work full-time with DirectConnect Humanitarian
Aid as it continues to expand to several other countries. Mike's personal interest in photography led him to start his own business in sports
photography to help with the expenses of traveling. Mike is the father of two grown sons and has two grandsons. Mike's focus is on continuing the
work of DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid, in seeking & saving the lost, and encouraging others in their Christian walk.