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Pastor’s Blog

Legacy Stories

One of my mentors in ministry is a gentleman named Bill Hardison. I came to know Bill while I was the Youth Minister at May Memorial Baptist Church. Bill is a gifted preacher and storyteller and what made many of

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Financial Peace

Question: Are you at peace with where you are financially? There was a time in life where Brian and Lisa Hardy would have answered that question with an emphatic, NO! Brian and Lisa, and their son Alan are three of

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Honor your parents

This month I want to introduce you to one of our newest members, David Gillespie. David recently told me something that I think every parent longs to hear. He said, “My dad is my hero and my mom is the

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Our Superhero Connorman

Did you know that Bethel has a Superhero in its midst? Our Superhero’s name is Connorman. Connorman’s real name is Connor Smith and he’s the son of our newest church members Shawn and Krista Smith. Shawn works for his family’s

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Parental Proverbs

  Our mission at Bethel is to Live Transformed Lives, by Experiencing, Embodying, and Extending the Grace of Christ. In January, we focused one Sunday on how we at Bethel can “Embody” God’s grace. That Sunday, Pete Tucker spoke about

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I’m praying for you

  This month I want to tell you a story about Ben Turner. For those of you that don’t know Ben, he’s a retired homebuilder, a very astute businessman and is married to his lovely wife Becky. One day Ben

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Transformed Lives

Here’s a very pointed question for you to consider. Has Jesus Christ transformed your life? If so, how? That’s really where the “rubber meets the road” in terms of our faith isn’t it? The church exists so that people can

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Joy to the World

  My grandfather’s name was Graham Lester and he was more than a grandfather to me; he was probably my best friend. As I child, I’d often spend the night at his house and when I got my learner’s permit

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Be Rich in Good Deeds

  I got an opportunity about a month ago to tour the Powhatan Free Clinic. They offer free healthcare, not only to the residents of Powhatan, but also to the residents of Chesterfield, Amelia, Goochland and Cumberland. The tour was

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Share Your Faith

  Who introduced you to Christ? How does someone come to a place where they are willing to hear the gospel and ask the Lord into their life? For many of us, including me, it is a process. I grew

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Brokenness

  One doesn’t have to be in the ministry for very long before one thing becomes abundantly clear; we are a people who live in brokenness. We encounter brokenness everyday with the loss of loved ones, couples that divorce, affairs

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Never Give Up!

  Last month we had to say “goodbye for now” to Warren Tooley, a beloved member of Bethel. He passed away on Sunday, July 9th from complications from multiple myeloma. I was actually planning on writing a newsletter article about

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