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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 descendant's are still active members at Bethany today.


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.

However, more essential than our physical campus is our commitment to reach all who enter our doors through the good news of the Gospel, build up believers 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]