About Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church and our community. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church was established in Richmond, CA in 1944. We hope that after you look through our website and attend a worship service, you will consider becoming a more active part of our growing community of faith.

Lead by Reverend Dr. Alvin C. Bernstine, Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church offers many ministries for people of all ages and walks of life who are looking to strengthen their relationship with Christ. We offer ministries in Deaconess’ Ministry, Deacons' Ministry, Laymen’s Ministry, Ministry of Christian Education, Music Ministry, Nurses’ Ministry, Sunday School, Usher’s Ministry, Women's Ministry, and Youth Ministry.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Covenant

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church

 

HAVING been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of

the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

WE ENGAGE, THEREFORE, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

WE ALSO ENGAGE to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drink as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.

WE FURTHER ENGAGE to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Saviour, to secure it without delay.

WE MOREOVER ENGAGE that, when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.  And now unto Him who brought again from the dead, Our Lord Jesus, be Power and Glory forever.

Amen