Rev. Beidleman is a native of Los Angeles California and has been part of African Methodism since birth. Rev. Beidleman has been married to Judy McKinley Beidleman for 21 years and has two daughters 25 and 28 years old. He and his family were long time members of Brookins’ AME Church where he was active in various capacities.
In 1997, Rev. Beidleman transferred his membership to New Philadelphia AME church where he served on the Trustee Board until accepting his calling around 2002. Under the direction of then Senior Pastor Sherman A. Gordon, he attended the Minister in Training Program; facilitated by the ministerial staff of New Philadelphia AME Church and then entered the Board of Examiners 5 year Program. He was ordained at the annual conference in 2009.
In addition to receiving his MBA from Pepperdine University; he has been accepted to Fuller Seminary School whereas he plans to pursue his Masters of Theology. Rev. Eric Von Beidleman has over 20 years in the Financial Services Industry and is currently a Senior Vice President & Special Assets Manager with BBCN, The New Name of Center and Nara Bank headquartered in Los Angeles. He also is an adjunct instructor for the Business Administration Department at Los Angeles City College. He enjoys serving his church, family, fellowship with his Masonic organization, camping, fishing and playing golf.