Our Story

A Brief History of a Wonderful Past

Bethel was founded in 1840 by two dedicated men looking for a place to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the southern part of Newberry County. Meeting in a small log cabin church, Bethel started with only 25 members. Today we average around 200 in worship.

Moving to our present location in 1906, the core of our present sanctuary was built. Over the years the building was expanded with the addition of class rooms and in the 1980’s a family life center was added. Building upon the blessings of yesterday, in 2001 we expanded our worship space to seat around 350. Over the past few years our student and children’s ministries have blossomed through the Lord’s blessing and we were given the opportunity to expand our church facility once again in 2014. Bethel built an entire new building to help facilitate the growing ministry needs.

Bethel has always been blessed with caring and committed members. During times of war and strife, Bethel has been a place of peace and concern. Today, through various ministries, from feeding the hungry to Disaster Relief, from backyard Bible clubs to all the normal ministry groups in a church, we continue to reach into our community and world to make a difference in the lives of people in the name of Jesus Christ who has made such a difference in our lives.

We invite you to visit with us anytime and see if God would have you become a part of what He is doing in this place and become a piece of its history tomorrow.