⚠️ Inclement Weather - Sunday Service for 1/30/22 is cancelled ⚠️

Who We Are

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or if there is anything we can help you with. We are here to serve you.

Meet Our Team

Todd Bradbury

Lead Pastor

Gayle Taylor

Associate Pastor & Music Minister

Heather Kerns

Preschool Director

Linda Gardner

Administrative Assistant

Christine Bordwine

Nursery Minister

Cathy Marshall

Accompanist

What We Believe

Sometimes we need a word of encouragement or a reminder of God’s presence. Bethel Mileposts are statements of faith and reminders of God’s active and guiding presence in our lives. We hope they’ll help you on your journey of faith.

Bethel Mileposts

This is the foundation of our faith. Jesus Christ is our Lord and we hope and pray that our lives reflect His Lordship.

The Lord has blessed each one of us abundantly with His love, grace, and forgiveness. As Christ’s people, we’re invited to extend that blessing to others. To be the “Hands and Feet” of Christ in our community.

We have a responsibility to learn, to work, and do all we know to how to do in our journey of faith, but we are a prayerful people and we rely and depend on God’s direction and guidance in our lives.

The Bible asks us to gain wisdom. This milepost reminds us that in every situation Godly wisdom and guidance is available.

The church is not a building, the church is Christ’s people and we’re called to BE the church in our homes, workplaces and communities. Our mission is to experience, embody and extend the grace of Christ to our world.

Sometimes we can get so focused on what we want out of church that we may lose sight of the idea that the church exists to be a light to others. Christ asks us to look to the needs of others. This milepost is a reminder that we’ve been invited to serve, rather than be served.

This is a reminder that the only person we are trying to please is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

…my test can become my testimony and my misery can become my ministry. This is a reminder that when we’re going through tough times, God can and will use difficult moments in life to grow our faith and to bless and encourage others as they face tough times.

We serve a God that can redeem the whole of our lives, even the messy parts that we’re ashamed of.

This is one of the goals of our faith. If we reflect on all Christ has done for us, it doesn’t take long before gratitude begins to rise up within us.

Every moment we have on earth is to be treasured because it’s a time when we can experience God’s grace and we can share his love with others. Treasure each day. It’s truly a gift from God.

The Christian life is not a life of comfort and ease. God will often allow us to be in uncomfortable situations to grow and mature our faith. The Bible is full of people who were routinely challenged by God.

Have Questions?

Our Office is open Monday - Thursday from 9am - 1pm. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.

HISTORY OF BETHEL BAPTIST

historical Bethel Baptist Church

Bethel Baptist Church is over 200 years old! It has a glorious heritage of faithful and dedicated Christians who had a vision for a church that would serve the community. In 1799, a group of dedicated Christians who found it too difficult to travel by horse and buggy to their current church, Bethlehem Baptist, began meeting once every two weeks at Shortt’s Stage Tavern on Buckingham Pike, currently Midlothian Turnpike. This group of 56 members constituted their own church on April 23, 1817. While things look different the same dedication and faithfulness continues today!


historical picture of Bethel Baptist Church of Midlothian, VAFacilities 
The first brick church was built in 1820. Third building was erected in 1894. In honor of French Huguenot ancestry, there are Fleur-de-lis finials capping the vestibule and main gables. In 1910 an annex building was constructed to accommodate the growing congregation and to provide a place of gathering for community events and church activities. The annex was torn down in 2007 to make way for the People of Hope Center. Two educational wings have been added to the main body of the sanctuary building. The first was completed in 1982 and the second wing was completed in 1988. In 2007 a modern, multi-purpose building, People of Hope Center, was completed. In 2016, Bethel completed additional parking facilities for our growing congregation. Bethel Baptist Church was officially recognized as a Virginia Historical Landmark in 1998. That same year the Baptist General Association of Virginia recognized Bethel as a Pioneer Church of Virginia.

Bethel Baptist Cemetery


In 1885, Bethel established a cemetery. It was one of four cemeteries in Chesterfield County and currently contains the graves of veterans from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War. A commemorative plaque honoring the cemetery and the soldiers was unveiled at the two hundredth anniversary celebration. Click here to see a listing of the plots.

Our Ministry Partners

Bethel joins several ministry partners through cooperative missions and giving in our local Richmond area, throughout our state and region, our nation, and around the world.