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About Bethany Baptist


Bethany Baptist Church is a Bible-based congregation committed to making God's Word central to every area of our life. All of our teaching ministries are built upon studying the Bible with an emphasis on practical application for living in today’s culture. We continue this theme from young children through senior adults.


Our Roots and Our Commission

In 1879, Bethany became the first German Baptist church on the Pacific Coast and the first organized German Baptist church west of the Rocky Mountains. Among the original group of Swiss believers are many of the families whose descendent's still are active members at Bethany.


Missions has been the heartbeat of Bethany for over a century. Over the years the church gave many “sons and daughters” to the Lord in ministry, both as pastors and missionaries. Cameroon, Japan, and Peru are a few of the countries Bethany sent missionaries with the gospel of Christ. Bethany birthed four daughter churches: Family Baptist Church, Stafford Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and Golden Road Baptist Church. In the 130+ years, the Bethany campus has grown to include an office building, a sanctuary that seats 400+, a full gymnasium and a ball field.

More essential than our physical campus, however, is our commitment to reach all who enter our doors the good news of the Gospel, multiply ourselves through discipleship, and intentionally share the love of God with our community and the world.


“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage -- with great patience and careful instruction.”

2 Timothy 4:2 [NIV]

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