Dr. Edward O. Williamson & Reverend Deborah A. Williamson

“You are the light of the world, a city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” 
Matthew 5:14


 Praise God from whom all blessings flow! For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. Welcome to the official website of the Bethel Baptist Church of White Plains, New York. Our vision is to be a beacon of hope to individuals, families, the community and the world. Bethel is a Christian church of the Baptist faith tradition that has been serving God and community for over 130 years. We seek to serve God and reach out to others as a lighthouse through worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, missions, and evangelistic efforts.

        Our church family is composed of over 500 members residing in White Plains, and surrounding communities. We have a host of ministries and program services to meet the needs of our members of our congregation and the community of all ages. We also are the parent organization for the Passage to Excellence Not-for-Profit Corporation which sponsors special services and programs to meet the needs of children, youth, adults, and families in the church and community. Our focus in not only inward toward meeting the needs of the members of the church, but also an outward focus toward spreading the gospel and meeting the needs of the  community.

             We invite you to explore our website, visit us on Facebook, attend our worship services, and/or to participate in one of our ministry activities or special programs to learn more about the wonderful Bethel family.

Our mission: “BBC – Building Hope, Building Relationships, and Changing Lives.”

Our motto:  “We’re all in this together, being the church God has called us to be.”

Be Blessed,

 Dr. Edward O. Williamson, Pastor-teacher