At Bethel Baptist Church, we believe that a church should be welcoming, personal and relevant. A gathering of individuals who can feel at ease as they grow in Christ and pursue biblical truth. Here, you'll find a friendly atmosphere, expository preaching, uplifting music and consistent biblical application. Come see for yourself and we hope you'll agree - that's the way church ought to be!
Bethel Baptist Church exists to glorify God by leading souls to Christ and training them to be faithful disciples. We will accomplish this by . . .
Magnifying God in our worship: Through Biblical preaching and God-centered music. (Colossians 1:28; Ephesians 5:19)
Maturing God’s family: Through discipleship and training. (2 Timothy 3:16)
Ministering to God’s family: Through Biblical counseling and a call to service. (Colossians 3:16)
Motivating God’s family: To be unified in the Spirit and encouraged through fellowship. (Ephesians 4:3; Philippians 1:27)
Mirroring God’s love: By welcoming all people who desire to worship and live for Christ. (Romans 10:12)
Multiplying God’s family: Through local evangelism and world missions. (Acts 1:8)
Bethel Baptist Church of Cary held its first service on May 7, 1972, as seventeen people gathered at the home of Don and Jean Harold. Under the leadership of Pastor Bobby Jordan with the help of his wife, Sandra, these few began worshipping God and ministering to the Town of Cary.
As time went on, more space was needed moving the church to Mrs. Lola Frank's workshop. Still growing, two-plus acres of land were purchased at the present location on West Chatham Street and the original building was erected. Several additions have since been built as the church needed to accommodate the growing congregation.
Pastor Jordan oversaw each of these transitions and after 35 years of faithful service announced his retirement. Happily, in November of 2007, the Holy Spirit led Bethel to call Tom Farley to be Senior Pastor, who worked diligently to minister and was a blessing to the church. Then, in September of 2012, Pastor Brian Norman moved south from New York and joined the Bethel family as the current Senior Pastor continuing to glorify the Lord in this place.
Bethel has touched hundreds of families over more than four decades of ministry here in Cary and will not slow down! The leadership and congregation are working with a Great Commission focus to continue glorifying God by reaching the local area and world beyond with the Gospel, training them to be committed followers of Jesus Christ.
Sometimes trying to find your way around a new place can be confusing. If you are joining us for one of our regular worship services, we will meet on the side of the building where our church sign is located. If you are joining us for our 9:15 AM Family Bible Study hour, most classes take place on the Jordan Family Life Center side of the building, the side where the bus is usually parked. Check out our for specific classes.
***During our sanctuary renovations, we will be meeting in the Jordan Family Life Center on Sunday mornings and evenings. Wednesday night Prayer and Bible Study will meet in the Koinonia Classroom. Thank you for your understanding while we await these exciting changes.
What to Expect:
First Time: One of our greeters will be at the door to help you with any questions you have. If it's your first time, they'll give you a "Welcome Packet." This small folder has information on our church that you can take home with you. There's a card you can fill out and place in the offering later in the service.
Clothing: If you attend a Sunday service you can expect to find men in suits or collared shirts with slacks; a lot of the women wear knee length or longer skirts, dresses, or dress slacks. With that being said, wear what you believe would honor the Lord.
Music: Our Music Director will lead our worship songs out of a hymn book, and one song will be shown on the projector right before our "handshake time." Our music is usually accompanied by a pianist and our small orchestra team.
Giving: We take up an offering, but this is specifically for our members to give their tithes and offerings. You are welcome to give, but we do not expect it of you.
Preaching: Pastor Norman usually preaches out of a series from a particular book of the Bible with a specific passage as the foundation for the message he shares with us. Afterward there is a time of "invitation" where you can take a moment and pray about anything God has laid on your heart during the sermon.
Mid-week Service: Wednesdays are more casual in dress and our members help with our Kids4Truth Club, work with the teens, or are part of the Prayer & Bible Study time.