What To Expect


Worship services are casual at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Many people wear jeans or dress "business casual." Our services start with music, often songs you might recognize if you listen to Christian radio - Chris Tomlin, Lauren Daigle, Hillsong along with traditional hymns. Our pastor preaches a bible-based message with practical application to help you live out your faith during the week.  Services are usually a little over an hour, and then you’re welcome to hang out and fellowship with people afterwards.

If you have children under the age of 4, we have a team of loving, trained volunteers in our secure nursery area.  We encourage children over 4 years of age and up, to join their parents in adult service.





Our Story

Bethlehem Baptist Church was established in 1834.  Since its establishment, 30 pastors have served the church.  Rev. Frank Hicks has been guiding the helm of our church since 1982.  Bethlehem Baptist Church has stood strong through the centuries, striving to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in our community as well as in every part of the world.

Our Beliefs


Bible. We believe the Bible, consisting of 66 books, to be the inspired Word of God, without error, the revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

God. We believe in one God existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God has always been and will always be the only God. There were none before Him and shall be none after him.

The Father. We believe that the Father created all things in heaven and on earth. He created human beings out of a love for us and desires a personal relationship with each of us.

Jesus. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven.

Holy Spirit. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men, making them aware of their sin and the salvation available through Jesus. He regenerates, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service.

Man. We believe that man was created in the image of God and sinless, but fell into sin and is therefore lost and subject to judgment. There is nothing man can do to save himself from this judgment, but he can accept the death of Jesus as punishment in place of his own eternal death by acknowledging God and accepting the free gift of salvation.

Salvation. We believe that the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ provides the only way of justification and salvation for all who believe. Any who attach additional works of man as a requirement for salvation are false in that they infer Jesus’ death is insufficient in and of itself to save and that human beings somehow have the capability to save themselves.

Accepting the Sinner, Denouncing the Sin. We believe that no sin is too big for God to forgive. Therefore, as Christians we should be open and eager to share the Gospel with everyone regardless of their sin or affliction. However, making Jesus Lord of our lives means striving towards holiness and turning from our sinful ways. Therefore, while being open to all sinners, Christians ought not accept, ignore, or promote any sin as permissible.

Non-Essential Elements. We believe the above tenets make up the basis of Christian faith on which all Christians believe and agree. We have intentionally omitted any statements regarding areas of legitimate disagreement (i.e., baptism, predestination, end times) on which agreement is not essential for salvation.

Our Ministries

VISITATION: Meet each Thursday evening at 6:30 at the church. We have visitation teams that go and visit and witness to win people to the Lord. Bro. Greg Watson heads up our visitation program and would be glad to have you join him on Thursday evenings.

CHURCH OFFERINGS:  The offering taken during the Sunday School hour goes to the  church treasury for all expenses and upkeep at Bethlehem.  The offering taken during choir singing, and before worship, goes strictly to our pastor.  Bethlehem does not have a set amount for our pastor, and per agreement, Frank preaches only for God, and what the congregation chooses to give him through their love offerings.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Our Sunday School rooms are located to the left.  We have classes for all different age groups, from one year old to seniors.  There is also a mixed class in the main sanctuary for those who are not able, or choose not to move.

CD MINISTRY:  If you know someone who is shut-in, but would like to be ministered through the listening of CD's in their home, check with Larry Wayne.  He heads up our CD ministry and will be glad to make arrangements for the CD's.

MEAL MINISTRY:  When there is a death, the ladies of our church want to help by fixing a meal.  We serve for members, parents, spouses, and children of our members.  We always stand in need of help with this ministry.  If you are new to our church and want to help with this check with Sue Moore.

PANTRY:  Our church wants to help people in times of need.  We have a pantry downstairs, we receive food items each week to help those who have a need for food or basics.  We give out baskets every year at Thanksgiving to help many families in our area.  BJ and Sandy Ekstrand are the ones in charge of this ministry.

CHURCH CHOIR: We do not have an "organized" choir.  Anyone who wants to come and join us is welcome.  Even if you can't sing.

SPECIAL SINGING:  In addition to our choir, we always have special singing during each service.  Our church has been truly blessed with talent.

YOUTH SUNDAY:  Every fifth Sunday of the month is set aside as "youth Sunday".  Our kids take over the services, and each class is asked to have a young person to teach.  

BUSINESS MEETINGS:  We have monthly business meetings on the first Wednesday night of the month.  If you are a member of this church, you have as much right as anyone else, to be involved in these meetings.

WMU:  The ladies of our church have a great opportunity for mission through our WMU.  We meet the fourth Sunday afternoon of every month.   We have a mission work every month.  We also attend the quarterly meetings.

CHURCH NEWSLETTER:  Each week we have a "bulletin".  If you have prayer requests or announcements please contact Robert Jones by email @ jonesrobd@gmail.com.  Deadline for announcements and requests is Friday by 5:00 p.m.


Our Staff

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