Meet our ministry Team

Our History


Bethel Baptist Church was started as a mission in 1963, of Bowling Green and Central Baptist Church.  The first location was an old store building on Highway 49 near Liberty Hill Rd.  In 1965, it was moved to a house beside Warren's store, about one mile north of the present location.  The church was moved to the present location in 1966.  We were constituted as a church on January 19, 1976.

 

Our Mission


The mission of Bethel Baptist Church is to be a biblically authentic church that helps people have a life changing experience with Jesus Christ, live the Christian lifestyle, and share that experience with others.  We want to see people Experience, Live, Share - Jesus Christ.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16.

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.

  • We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.

  • We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.

  • We believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship (helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.

  • We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.

  • We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. Matthew 9:35-38, 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.

  • We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.

Our Team
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Steve Kirby

Lead Pastor

Steve@bbclw.org

Terri Davis
Miranda Wade

Church Admin

Youth Pastor

chris@bbclw.org

Scott Keefauver

Minister of Music

Erika Parrish

Youth Choir Leader

Charlee Ratliff

AWANA Commander

awana@bbclw.org

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Chris Davis

Church Admin Assist

miranda@bbclw.org

Lisa Thornburg

Afterschool and Summer Camp Director

lisa@bbclw.org

WHAT OUR VISITORS & MEMBERS ARE SAYING:

Shannon Montgomery Grady

Clover, SC

Friendly people and a Pastor with passion, top it off with great praise and worship and you've described Bethel!

Robert Morgan

Clover, SC

I look forward to going every Sunday. It's like going to see family. I love my brothers and sisters and have a wonderful time worshiping my Lord and Savior! God is certainly in this place.

Darrell Outlaw

Clover, SC

My favorite place in the world. Best church that I have ever attended. Never going anywhere else. My search is over.

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