who is bethel

Bethel Baptist Church

About Us

Our Story

Welcome to Bethel Baptist Church, where a rich history of faithfulness spans over 150 years. Originally established by students from William Jewell College, our legacy of making disciples has been steadfast through the years.

In recent years, especially during the pandemic, numbers had dwindled, however, a dedicated group of faithful members, predominantly in their 60s and 70s, ensured the church’s doors remained open. However, recognizing the need for revitalization, we forged a partnership with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in 2021. Since then, we’ve embarked on a journey of renewal and expansion.  Along came our new Pastor Marty Beamer, with the partnership of NAMB we are now growing at an amazing rate both spiritually in God’s word and numerically.

Our small church building has undergone a transformation, and we are actively seeking a larger space to accommodate our growing numbers. Therefore when you visit with us please be patient with our tight facilities!  With this revitalization, we are thrilled to welcome new individuals and families into our church community regularly.


Bethel Baptist Church front entrance
Bethel sign and building


 Our Mission

Bethel Baptist Church is a community of missionary-minded believers driven by our passion for preaching and teaching of the Word, and the transforming influence of Jesus Christ in the lives of true believers. We are gospel-centric; we do expository preaching; we do life together; we make disciples; we strengthen families; and we live with open hands and open hearts seeking to bring the gospel to bear on all aspects of life.    With our eventual hope to be a church that plants churches, we want to extend God’s mission, striving to preach and teach the truths of God’s word as we pray for true repentance and faith in Jesus for the lost, where people find peace, and joy in Him and actively engage in His transformative work. At Bethel, our mission revolves around preaching, discipling one another, fostering community, and planting vibrant, Christ-centered churches.

Join us on this transformative journey as we continue to grow into a vibrant community committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, let’s build a future centered on the preaching of God’s word and living out of God’s word in the world!