Bethel Baptist Association, Inc.
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Strengthening Churches in Sharing Christ

About Us

Originally organized in 1833, the Bethel Association is one of the oldest Baptist associations in Georgia.  In recent years, however, we have sought a new vision from God to guide us into the 21st Century with increased relevance and effectiveness.  Out of this process has come a new Purpose Statement, Vision, and Priorities which you see on this page, along with our motto or "Main Thing", which is "Strengthening Churches in Sharing Christ."

The Bethel Association presently has 34 member congregations, with a combined membership of around 7,000 persons.  These churches are all located in the counties of Early, Clay, Baker, Calhoun, Randolph, and Quitman in SouthWest Georgia.  Although most of our churches are smaller membership, rural congregations, they are all characterized by a love for our Lord Jesus Christ and a commitment to missions.  Last year, our churches gave over 18% of their undesignated offering receipts to mission causes.  A 8% of all undesignated gifts supported Georgia Baptist and Southern Baptist missions causes through the Cooperative Program.  These are just indicators that our churches truly have a heart for God and for reaching the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


What we believe:

The Bethel Baptist Association has adopted The Baptist Faith and Message (2000) as our official Articles of Faith. The entire statement of faith can be accessed by clicking this link.


Our Core Values:


Biblical Preaching




Reaching Youth



Bethel Baptist Association Purpose Statement:

 We are a partnership of local Baptist Churches sharing to assist and strengthen one another in our common mission; which is, to extend the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of our communities, our nation, and our world.

Our Vision and Priorities:

 To see all of the churches of the Bethel Baptist Association partnering together to know Christ and to make Him known.
We will accomplish this by focusing on the following priority objectives for the next 2 to 3 years:
  1. Engaging in Local Evangelistic Ministry.
  2. Reaching Youth and Young Adults.
  3. Providing Quality Fellowship Opportunities.
  4. Promoting the Value of Associational Involvement.

Our "Main Thing":

 Strengthening churches in sharing Christ.