Dr. R. Keith Beauchamp, Pastor

Dr. Beauchamp earned his bachelor in Business Administration with a minor in Music. Pastor Beauchamp alsoRev R Keith Beauchamp1 earned degrees from Western Illinois University in Recreation Parks and Tourism with a focus in College Union Administration; Northern Baptist Theological Seminary for both his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees; and as an avid life learner Dr. Beauchamp pursued a second doctorate at Benedictine University and earned his degree in Higher Education and Organizational Change. He has also done post-doctoral work at Chicago Theological Seminary. For almost 25 years, Dr. Beauchamp has worked in Higher Education teaching, mentoring and advising students while serving as a minister of the gospel. Dr. Beauchamp serves as President of the Congress of Christian Education for the Progressive Baptist State Convention. He resides in Streamwood, Illinois with his beautiful wife of 28 years LaVerne and their wonderful children Autumn and Adam.

Beth Cecil, Administrator

Beth Cecil, AdministratorBeth Cecil is excited to be part of the team at Hope.  She grew up in Wheaton and worked in a private health and tennis club for over 30 years.  In her spare time Beth enjoys reading, tennis, golf and doting on her beagle, Scout.






Choir Director, Yuliya Hedroyts 


Partners in Hope

Our communal leadership partners with Hope Presbyterian Church to seek peace, understanding, and relationships across our communities seeking to plant the seed of friendship and solidarity within Wheaton for our children and beyond.


Rev. Dr. R. Keith Beauchamp, Pastor: Bethel New Life

Ron Beauchamp, Pastor: Bethel New LifeRev. Dr. R. Keith Beauchamp is Pastor of Bethel New Life here on this hill of Hope.  He has been a pastor for many years, and served at Northern Seminary and Elmhurst College.  Pastor Beauchamp serves the flock at Bethel New Life on Sundays at noon with both teaching and preaching ministries.  In a world of great conflict and misunderstanding, Pastor Beauchamp, along with his wife Laverne (The First Lady) work alongside Hope to bring both congregations together to find a "better" way through Christ's teaching reconciliation and love.

 He is currently also serving as Hope's Associate Pastor while we are searching for a long-term pastor,