Bethany Baptist Church

Connecting Our Community to Christ
Salem, Oregon

Welcome to Bethany Baptist Church, Salem, Oregon!

Honoring God, growing in our relationship with Christ, supporting one another along the journey of life, and connecting our community to Christ; this is what we strive to do as a church. Want to learn more about Bethany? Start here!

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Bethany Blog

Walk Thru the Old Testament Seminar

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

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Have you every had trouble remembering which Old Testament story came before another? Or when the nation of Israel was in a divided kingdom? Or what the captivities were? Of course you have… On Sunday, January 31st Bethany hosted a “Walk Thru the Old Testament” seminar, with 125 people in attendance. Our speaker was Terry Broburg, …

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Visitors From Tecate

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 by Casey Lute | News | No Comments


On Sunday, November 29, we were privileged to be joined at our worship service by Pastor Juan Valdez and his family, from Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. Juan is the Pastor of the Iglesia Bautista de Rincon Tecate, a church that Bethany has partnered with for years on Spring Break missions efforts. We have sent numerous …

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Another Year of Upward Sports

Posted on: November 24th, 2015 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments


The 2015 Upward Flag Football season has come and gone and we had nearly 300 football players this year. It was our largest year ever, and by far the most successful.
To make the ministry successful, a slew of volunteers are needed. From evaluations to the end of year celebration, over 60 different individuals volunteered time …

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Bethany Growth Groups: Taking God At His Word

Posted on: September 23rd, 2015 by Casey Lute | News | No Comments


This year, our ministry emphasis at Bethany is Bible-Centered Living. Our hope for the upcoming year of ministry is expressed in this purpose statement:
To glorify God by enlisting his people to read, interpret, and apply his authoritative and sufficient Word to their lives, resulting in biblical life change.
As Christians, it is important that we learn …

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Finding Freedom Through Forgiveness

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

Forgiveness Sermon Series

This week I started our new fall teaching series at Bethany on the topic of forgiveness. C.S. Lewis once observed, “Forgiveness is a beautiful word, until you have something to forgive.”
As Christians, we respect the concept of forgiveness.  You probably understand that turning the other cheek is preferable to breaking your offender’s jaw.  We know Eph. …

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