BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

FOUNDED 1803

The Oldest African-American Church in Tennessee

CONGRATS TO THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE BETHEL FAMILY!


 Congratulations to Russell and Brittany Thompson on the birth of their baby daughter! 
Congrats to the new grandparents: Carroll & Rosalind Thompson; Billy & Lisa Harrison!


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OUR STORY

As in the case with many African-American congregations in the South, the history and origins of Bethel Baptist Church of Morristown are inextricably linked to a Caucasian congregation. Although it is difficult to know precisely at what point the African-American Bethel Baptist was organized as a congregation, independent of the white "mother church", the latter was organized in 1803 by the Rev. Isaac Barton. This congregation was composed of members who had migrated to Morristown from East Hamblen County, specifically in Whitesburg, to distinguish itself from another congregation in another part of the county sharing the same name, the "mother church" soon called itself Bethel South (for "south" on the Holston River).

Ours is a living, dynamic faith in the person-Jesus Christ-God's Son and our saviour.  As he is presented in the Holy Scriptures and as He continues to speak to us through the Holy Spirit, Jesus is the sole standard and authority for Christian belief and behavior.  Though we have no formal "creed," we do have confessional statements about central beliefs.


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Senior Pastor: Clifton Jackson, Sr.


JOIN US FOR THESE EVENTS

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AUG
2020
Happy Birthday Kate Davy!
date_range Thursday August 13th, 2020
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15
AUG
2020
Phoebe Meeting!
date_range Saturday August 15th, 2020
access_time 9:30 am
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AUG
2020
Combined Choir Rehearsal
date_range Saturday August 15th, 2020
access_time 10:30 am
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AUG
2020
Happy Birthday Kathryn Moore!
date_range Monday August 17th, 2020
access_time ALL DAY