About Bethel - A Brief Overview


Our Vision

Bethel Baptist Church is a community of Christians who joyfully worship God and who actively seek out unchurched people to help them become authentic followers of Jesus Christ.


Our Values



We value God’s free gift of forgiveness which is given as we say “Yes” to Christ. We share this good news everywhere we go.


God wants us to grow into mature Christians who model authentic faith.


Maintaining spiritual health and growth happens best as we connect with others in small group relationships.


Loving God by serving other people is most effective as we discover and use our spiritual gifts.


Christ wants His people to experience the joy of giving.


What We DO Believe


  • That God is the Creator of all things.
  • That Jesus is God’s Son, the Savior of mankind.
  • That God has communicated to us through His book, the Bible.
  • That people are important to God and to us.
  • That immorality is the cause of most human problems.


What We DON'T Believe


  • That the human race is here by chance.
  • That you are an insignificant nobody.
  • That all religions/belief systems lead to God.
  • That truth is relative.


Bethel is a member of Converge MidAmerica, a multicultural movement of leaders and churches that multiplies churches in the United States. For more information, visit www.convergemidamerica.org.


And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Colossians 3:17 (NIV)

Bethel Baptist Church
1196 N Academy St.
Galesburg IL, 61401



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