You may feel free to connect with Bishop Kemp at
 David Kemp
Administrative Bishop
 Connect with Sonja at
Sonja Kemp
Women’s Discipleship 

Pastor Desmond serves the State of Illinois as the Youth and Discipleship Director. He is an Ordained Bishop of the Church of God since 2010. He also serves as the Children’s Pastor at Bethalto Church of God. A native of Jamaica, he graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry and from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in Children’s Ministry. Pastor Wellington has been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ for over 22 years. God has blessed him to take the gospel to China, Canada, Honduras, Mexico, Belgium, Guatemala and across the United States. His heart’s passion is to guide young people to love to worship, learn God’s Word and live a life of witness. Pastor Wellington is the husband of Keisha Wellington and the proud father of Declan Jackson and Gianna Joi. Pastor Desmond can be reached at His favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Desmond Wellington
Youth & Discipleship Director

Keisha Wellington serves the State of Illinois as the Girls Ministries Coordinator. Alongside her husband, she has served in youth and children’s ministry since 2000. She is a proud educator of 18 years and has served as a classroom teacher and math coach in Tennessee, Florida, and now in the state of Illinois. As a mother to son, Declan Jackson and daughter, Gianna Joi, Keisha desires to see our children and youth filled with the Holy Spirit and walk in their God-given purpose in response to His call on their lives. You can reach Keisha by email at A scripture that she daily lives by is Proverbs 3: 5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”

Keisha Wellington
Girls’ Ministries
Mindy Schuette serves the Church of God in Illinois as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Administrative Bishop and the State Treasurer. Mindy is married to Blake, a credentialed minister and mother to Bella Wylde (Ryan) and Eli Schuette. Blake and Mindy are faithful members and serve in various roles at the Bethalto Church of God.  Email Mindy at
Mindy Schuette
Administrative Assistant
 State Treasurer