By Sharon Mager

COLUMBIA, Md. — Demetra Bennett serves as an assistant to the church services support team, ensuring initiatives and events effectively meet the needs of BCM/D churches.

(l-r) Luke, Martin, Rachel, and Demetra Bennett

A native of Illinois, Bennett grew up in a Christian home and went to church regularly. With four children in her family, getting some alone time with her mom was special, and it was during one of those times that God spoke to Bennett’s heart.

“My mother led me to the Lord while out walking one summer night to get an Italian Ice. I was about 6 or 7 at the time,” she said. It was a process though. Her mother, on their fun outing, began sharing about what it would be like if we all knew Jesus and would be saved from sin and one day go to heaven. Demetra had heard the Scriptures throughout her life but thought the message was for adults. Later she prayed, telling God she wanted to be saved and to go to heaven one day. She followed it up by walking down an aisle during a Sunday service to make a public profession, and she was baptized a few years later.

After high school, Bennett earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Illinois State University and then a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois. In the past, she has worked in insurance, automotive, and financial fields. Most recently she worked in a staff support position with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, and she served as a church bookkeeper for more than 17 years.

In addition to her current professional role, Bennett ministers as a pastor’s wife. Her husband, Marty Bennett, is the senior pastor of Life Connection Church in Severn, Maryland. She also works at Life Connection as a bookkeeper, and she serves on the church’s hospitality team, praise teams, and children’s ministry.

She enjoys her new position with the BCM/D and is excited to be part of the Lord’s ongoing work by serving Maryland/Delaware churches.

“It gives me joy to have the opportunity to serve in an organization that was so instrumental in helping our church become rooted and established,” she said. “I know first-hand the valuable church support provided by the BCM/D, and I can attest to the consistent wisdom, encouragement, and accountability that is so generously given to those churches within the organization.”

At home, she and Marty enjoy their family. They have three children — an adult son, Meric, and two teenagers, Luke, 17, and Rachel, 15.

Email Bennett at dbennett@bcmd.org, or call her, 1-800-466-5290 ext. 218.

In her spare time, Demetra enjoys music. “I love to sing and have been a part of Christian choirs and praise teams since I was a very young girl. I also love to spend time traveling with my immediate and extended family.”