Dana Beland

Biography

Pastor Dana Beland was born in Massachusetts in 1970. He lived a good portion of his adolescence in New Jersey. At twenty-three he moved to southwest Virginia where he met his wife, Melanie. They were married in 1998 and went to Kentucky Mountain Bible College as newlyweds. Dana graduated with a Ministerial degree with an emphasis on Biblical Languages in 2002. In 2004, he was ordained as a minister in The Wesleyan Church and sensed God leading him into full-time pastoral ministry at Elizabethtown, KY where he served as pastor of Trinity Wesleyan Church for seven years. In July 2012, God called the Beland family to serve at Lennon Wesleyan Church. Since their arrival, Pastor Dana has fallen in love with the community surrounding the Village of Lennon and has developed a great passion to share God’s love with them. Dana and Melanie have four children: Elijah, born in 2002; Abigail, born in 2004; Elizabeth, born in 2008; and Ariel, born in 2012. Dana is also working toward a Masters of Divinity degree and plans to graduate in June of 2016 from Wesley Seminary.

Ask the Pastor

How did you come to know Christ?
Suicide of one of my workers on a construction crew.

What is/was your nickname?
Punk

Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My father

What is Your Favorite…

  • Time of day?  Early morning
  • Movie?  Patriot
  • Vegetable?  Broccoli
  • Word or phrase?  Life is tough, wear a helmet
  • Sport/Team? Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Vacation place in the USA?  Any place quiet with my family
  • Restaurant? Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Color?  Blue
  • Hobby or past time?  Drinking a good cup of coffee

What is your favorite verse in the Bible?  1 Corinthians 9:22
I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.