Welcome to Hampton Roads!

While you are living in our neighborhood, the Bethel Baptist Church family would like to help you enrich your faith and grow in God’s grace.

Whether you are single or married, unaccompanied or live with your family in the area, we desire to minister to you in Jesus’ name and to help you serve Him in meaningful ways.

Many of Bethel’s members are active, former, or retired military, and know first hand the unique challenges of military life. We also understand the sacrifices that military spouses and children make, especially during times of separation or deployment.

Our church and its Military Ministry team stand ready to provide love, support, care and fellowship to help you stay connected with a caring community of believers. Likewise, you will find many opportunities to worship the Lord in our church and to help others in our community. Since our church is conveniently located near many local military bases, we invite you to make Bethel Baptist your Spiritual Home Base as you continue to serve our country and God’s Kingdom. 

Bethel Baptist Church is a part of the Military Missions Network.

Purpose

To Serve God and the Military Members and Military Families at the Intersection of the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.

History

On June 28, 2009 over 65 BBC members met for a “Kick-off” Luncheon to establish the Bethel Baptist Church Military Ministry. BBC MilMin team members Morrie & Shirley Lawing, David & Jane Bates, Chuck & Anne Allison, Al & Jan Creal, Ken & Donna Hertzler and Jeff & Deb Augustin organized the luncheon to share information with BBC members on the new ministry and provide an opportunity for volunteers to sign up to support the BBC MilMin activities.

The crux of the message they shared was that the BBC family understands that military members and their families face unique challenges that test their faith and spiritual strength. These challenges include frequent reassignments, lengthy separations from loved ones, and overseas deployments in harm’s way. The challenges are eased by the love, fellowship, mentoring and caring provided by Christians that appreciate these unique issues.

Over the years, the BBC MilMin Team has remained true to the purpose established by the founding members. The activities and events coordinated by the team seek first to meet the spiritual needs of our military members and their families. The MilMin Team also facilitates opportunities for those military families that seek to serve and share their spiritual gifts with an openhearted congregation.

Our BBC family continues to be strengthened by the multitude of military families that choose to worship, serve, and grow in faith during their assignments to the local area. The military families that make BBC their spiritual home are encouraged by the Christian love of a congregation that understands and actively appreciates their sacrifice and service.

Events

The BBC Military Ministry offers a quarterly event or activity to serve military members and military families. These events include an Active Duty Military Appreciation Dinner, celebrations of Armed Forces Day and Veterans Day integrated into the service, and a Military Ministry Summer Picnic. There are also opportunities throughout the year to attend Military Marriage Weekend seminar events.

Active Duty Military Appreciation Dinner

Occurs annually, in January.

Military Veterans Appreciation Picnic

Occurs annually in the fall. Currently scheduled for September 16, 2018.

Bethel Baptist Military Ministry Wives Gatherings

Occur monthly, on Mondays, throughout the school year. Join us for fun and fellowship! RSVP to militarywives@bbcyorktown.org if you plan on attending. 
2018
January 8 – B
February 12 – D
March 12 – B
April 8 – D
May 14 – B
June 4 – D

*B=Brunch D=Dinner

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Links

Military Missions Network
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