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Visiting Bethel?

Welcome to Bethel, we’re glad you’re interested in visiting our church. You’ll find that we seek to bring glory to God and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in all that we do. We hope you join us at a weekend service and consider making us your church family. We’re not perfect, but fortunately, we’ve been saved by the One who is.

Who is Jesus?

When you hear His name, many things may come to your mind. Perhaps you think of a great teacher, or a man who was a good example of how to live. Maybe you have no reaction at all when you hear His name. We believe that Jesus was more than a good man who lived a good life. We believe that He was more than just a good teacher.

We believe that Jesus Christ is indeed the Son of God who came to earth, lived a sinless life, died on a cross, and arose three days later. We believe that in being crucified on a cross, Jesus took the wrath of God that you and I deserve. We believe that without Christ we are forever separated from God and will spend eternity apart from Him in Hell. We also believe that if a person confesses and turns from their sin, asking Christ to forgive them and to be in control of their life, then they become adopted by God. That person is no longer condemned, but is now a child of God. We believe that there is no greater relationship than one with Christ.

We would love to have the opportunity to speak with you about what it means to follow Christ. If you would like to know more about following Christ, contact 502-368-1837.

What We Believe


Concerning the Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible (consisting of 66 books) is the supernaturally inspired Word of God, inerrant in the authorized King James 1611 version, and is a perfectly preserved treasure of heavenly instruction (II Timothy 3:16,17); that it has God for its author, salvation for its end  (II Timothy 3:15), and truth without any mixture of error for its matter(Proverbs 30:5, 6); that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us (Romans 2:12); and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the true basis of Christian unity (Philippians 3:16), and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried (I John 4:1). By inspired we mean that the books of the bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired, and preserved only in the King James Bible.

Concerning the One True God

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent, perfect Spirit and personal Being, the Creator, Preserver and Supreme Ruler of the Universe (John 4:24), inexpressibly glorious in holiness (Exodus 15:11) and all other perfection’s, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love (Mark 12:30); that in the unity of the Godhead, there are three persons: the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19); and that these three are equal in every Divine perfection (John 10:30), and executing distinct, but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption (Ephesians 2:18).

Concerning the Fall of Man

We believe that man was created by the special act of God (Genesis 2:7). We believe that man was created in a state of holiness, under the law of his Maker (Genesis 1:27), but through the temptation of Satan, he voluntarily transgressed and fell from this holy state (Genesis 3:6-24) in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners(Romans 5:19), not by constraint, but choice (Isaiah 53:6), being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil, and therefore under just condemnation (Ephesians 2:13) without defense or excuse (Ezekiel 18:19-20).

Concerning the Way of Salvation

We believe that the salvation of sinners is completely of grace (Ephesians 2:8), through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God (John 3:16), Who pre-existed (John 8:58), and Who, by the appointment of the Father, and Who, by the Holy Spirit was conceived, and born of the virgin Mary, freely took upon Him man’s nature, yet without sin (Philippians 2:6, 7); honored the Divine law by His perfect obedience (Hebrews 5:8, 9), and after a miraculous ministry, by His death made a full atonement for our sins (Isaiah 53:4, 5); that having risen from the dead bodily, He is now enthroned in heaven (Hebrews 1:8), to reign in eternal sovereignty and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with Divine perfections, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate and all-sufficient Saviour and Lord (Hebrews 7:25).

Concerning Justification

We believe that the great Gospel blessing which Christ (John 1:16) secures to such as believe in Him is justification (Acts 13:39), that justification includes the pardon of sin (Romans 5:9), and the promise of eternal life on the principles of righteousness (Romans 5:17); that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood (Romans 4:4,5); by virtue of which faith His perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us of God (Romans 5:19); that it brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God, and secures every other blessing needful for time and eternity (Romans 5:1, 2).

Concerning the Freeness of Salvation

We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel (Isaiah55:1); that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial, penitent, and obedient faith (Romans 16:25, 26); and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth (John 5:41) but his own inherent depravity and voluntary aggravated condemnation (John 3:19).

Concerning Grace in Regeneration

We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated or born again (John3:3); that regeneration consists of giving a holy disposition to the soul (II Corinthians 5:17); that it is effected, in a manner above our comprehension, by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with Divine truth            (John 3:8), so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel (I Peter 1:22-25); and that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life (Ephesians 5:9).

Concerning Repentance and Faith

We believe that repentance and faith are sacred duties, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God (Mark 1:15); whereby, being deeply convinced of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ (John 16:8), we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy (Luke 18:13); at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as the only and all sufficient Savior (Romans 10:9-11). 

Message from the Pastor

I would like to invite you to Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.  We are an independent, fundamental, pre-millinial baptist church. I use only the authorized King James version of the Word of God. I was Saved at St. John Baptist Church in Morgantown, NC when I was 20 years old and I have been working for Jesus since. Jesus has been and is and always will be my first love since I was Saved. I have a wife, three children, and three grandchildren. I have been at Bethel for 40 years and have been preaching the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ since God called me. I love sinners and hate sin because that is what Jesus did and still does. I pray you would find your way to Bethel and partake in worship with us. We are Christ centered, family oriented, Bible believing and Bible preaching church and would love you to be part of our family.