Bethany Baptist Church

Connecting Our Community to Christ
Salem, Oregon


Training Pastors in Cuba

Posted on: February 22nd, 2018 by Tim Baker | News | No Comments

A small team of men from Bethany will travel to Cuba this week to invest in pastors on this island. Why? Because we learned last year on a survey trip that the church is alive and well in Cuba, growing and reaching out in amazing ways. Yet the great need in these churches is training …

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Spanish Congregation Grand Opening Weekend 9/30-10/1

Posted on: September 21st, 2017 by Tim Baker | News | No Comments

Our Spanish congregation – Bethany Iglesia Bautista – will be celebrating its “Grand Opening” weekend soon. On Saturday, September 30th they will be hosting a picnic at Woodmansee Park beginning at 1pm. Included in the festivities are: free bbq lunch, kids bounce house, cotton candy, sno cones, piñatas, raffle giveaways and games for all.
After the …

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Bethany launches Spanish Congregation

Posted on: April 27th, 2017 by Tim Baker | News | No Comments

More than 60 people gathered to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at the public launch of Bethany Iglesia Bautista Church in Salem, Oregon on Sunday, April 16. This launch is the result of the multi ethnic vision of Pastor Tim Baker and the leadership team of Bethany Baptist, who are committed to fulfilling the …

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Pray for our trip to Cuba

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by Tim Baker | News | No Comments

Sunday night, January 29th Brian and I will fly out for a ten day survey trip to Cuba, and we would greatly appreciate prayer support while we are gone. We will be part of small group of men from two churches (Bethany and Sonrise Church in Hillsboro) exploring an opportunity of offering a pastor training …

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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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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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New Adult Sunday School Class for the Summer

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by Sandy Elliott | News | No Comments

The Gospel-Centered Life
General Info: This class is open to all adults.  The youth will be doing a different version of the same study, geared toward students. Books will cost $5 and will be available at the class.
Class description:
In this class, we will dive into the basics of interpreting and understanding God’s Word—not as hobbyists trying …

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Volunteer Opportunity at Salem Multicultural event

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by Tim Baker | News | No Comments

This year’s annual theme at Bethany is “Pursuing Multiethnic Diversity,” and we have performed a number of great “Serve” projects at a local migrant workers apartment complex over the last six months.
Another great opportunity is coming this June to serve with a significant community event — the Salem World Beat Festival. This event, held June …

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Spring Break Family Mexico Mission Trip

Posted on: March 20th, 2015 by Sandy Elliott | News | No Comments

We said sayonara to 25 individuals this morning as they began their journey to Tecate, Mexico to minister to a church  that we have partnered with for many years.  They will be doing work projects, VBS, youth ministry and street ministry while there.