Missionary Visit: The Volantes, missionaries to Ghana, West Africa will be with us for all 3 services on Sunday, May 27th.
Master Club Closing Program: Scheduled for this Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30PM. Both Adult and Teen Bible Studies will be joining us downstairs for this special service for that week. A Fellowship is planned afterwards.
Bethany Baptist Church
Senior Pastor Christopher McNally and wife Charleen
On a Sunday evening in the spring of 1975, I attended a children’s program at a Baptist church in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. While listening to the teacher speak of Christ and what He did for me on Calvary, I realized that I was a sinner and needed forgiveness. I knew then, even as a young boy, that I wanted to spend eternity with Jesus in heaven. It was there that I accepted His gift of salvation and received Him as my personal Lord and Savior.
In the summer of 2004 I accepted the call of God on my life to serve Him full time. My family and I moved to Pensacola, Florida, in the fall of 2005 so that I could pursue a degree in theology. I graduated from Pensacola Christian College in May of 2012. I praise God for the grace and mercy that He has bestowed upon my family. We are thrilled to be back in New England serving Him.
Assistant Pastor Kenneth McNally and wife Donna
It was on October 28, 1974, while living on Bass Drive in Enfield, Connecticut, that I accepted Jesus Christ into my life as my personal Lord and Savior. Four years later in 1978, I surrendered my life to preach God's Word and left for Chattanooga, Tennessee, where I attended and graduated from Tennessee Temple University.
There is an overwhelming desire in my heart to see people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to know Him in a personal way through His wonderful plan of salvation. I would like to invite you to visit Bethany Baptist Church and hear the "Good News" of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Assistant Pastor Barry Carle and wife Joan
The Lord saved me at a Baptist youth camp in the state of Maine when I was a young boy. The preacher preached on how much the Lord Jesus Christ suffered for us to purchase our salvation. I responded to the message that night and was saved. I can remember the peace in my heart as I left that meeting. The following night I dedicated my life to the Lord.
Although I received good Bible training as I grew up, I didn’t receive or hear any instruction on how a Christians should deal with sin in their lives. Consequently during my time at the University of Maine, I experienced great doubt about my salvation. It wasn’t until my wife and I moved to Connecticut and started attending a regular Baptist church in Windsor Locks that I started to find a solution to this problem.
Through a personal Bible study with the pastor, I found out that a person could know for certain that they were saved (1 John 5:13) and that sin in a Christian’s life prevents fellowship with God (Ps. 66:18). Confessing my sin to the Lord as instructed in 1 John 1:9 brought relief from the guilt. God also used Romans 8:14 concerning the Holy Sprit’s leading in a true believer’s life to assure me that I truly was saved. Despite the fact that I had lived many years with unconfessed sin, I could still see how God had guided my life to a place where I could get Biblical instruction on how to sort this all out.