We are a part of the Presbyterian Church USA, which has more than 2.5 million members and roots that date back to the 16th century. Bethel Presbyterian Church is a member of Pittsburgh Presbytery, which connects us in faith and in partnership with a diverse community of Presbyterian churches across the region- allowing us to exhibit together, a greater vision of what it means to be Christ's church today.
We live out this commitment in our life together, our engagement with the community, and in creative partnerships with other congregations and ministries in our region and around the world.
We believe that the purpose of the Church in all times and places is to glorify God and serve Christ by the guidance of the Holy Spirit- loving the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength; and loving our neighbor as ourselves. We believe God is calling Bethel Presbyterian Church, in this time and place, to fulfill this purpose by authentically:
Whether it's participating in mission, worshiping, or gathering together in fellowship we know that we are called by God to be a part of Jesus' mission and ministry in Bethel Park and beyond.
Yet God acts with justice and mercy to redeem creation. In everlasting love, the God of Abraham and Sarah chose a covenant people to bless all families of the earth. Hearing their cry, God delivered the children of Israel from the house of bondage.
Loving us still, God makes us heirs with Christ of the covenant. Like a mother who will not forsake her nursing child, like a father who runs to welcome the prodigal home, God is faithful still.
We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life. The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith, sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor, and binds us together with all believers in the one body of Christ, the Church.
BPC prayerfully seeks to be a place of hope, truth, encouragement, and peace in an uncertain time, as people are searching for something and someone to hold onto.
Bethel Presbyterian Church has a rich history within our community, long before the existence of Bethel Park. The Rev. John McMillan, D.D., a missionary in Western Pennsylvania, crossed over the mountainous terrain on his third missionary journey to our region. He noted in his diary on November 5, 1776, "Tuesday preached at Peter's Creek, baptized five children."
This date is the first recorded date we have of a preaching service in what is now Bethel Presbyterian Church. Originally known as the Peter's Creek congregation, from the location at the headwaters of Peter's Creek, it eventually divided into two congregations known as the Eastern Division and the Western Division.
2999 Bethel Church Road
Bethel Park PA 15102
Office Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
412-835-0405 (Church Office)
412-835-1037 (Church Office Fax)
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412-835-0441 (Preschool Office)
412-835-1043 (Childcare Office)
See Preschool and Childcare pages for fax and email