Vision / Mission Statement

To build a united men’s ministry that develops and encourages men to be christian leaders in the home, the church, and the community at large.

Winning Souls for Christ

Psalm 133:1

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!


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Children’s Church Ministry

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

And all the children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of the children.”   (Isaiah 54:13)

The Children’s and Youth Ministry is designed for children ages 3 through 17 and is held on each Sunday, except the third Sunday, during the 11:00am worship service.  The goal is to provide our children with a solid foundation based on the truth of the Bible and the ever-present and loving God.  The Bible is our textbook.  We augment our Bible lessons with leadership training and fun activities to inspire our children and youth to become Christ-centered, and to serve and grow in faith.  

The Children’s and Youth Ministry is staffed with pre-screened and background-checked dedicated volunteers who love the Lord and are passionate about children knowing Christ. 

This ministry is staffed with pre-screened and background-checked personnel who love children. We provide instruction for our children ages 2 to 17 during the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of each month during the 11:00am worship service to allow parents to worship in the main sanctuary without interruption from their child/children.

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Along with the Bible, we use age-appropriate curricula and other training aids to enhance the children’s learning about the Gospel of Christ. We also provide fun things for them to do. Our aim is to bring them to the saving knowledge of Christ, and to have them give their lives to the Lord.




The Usher is an Officer of the Church in which he/she serves. The Usher greets the congregation and introduces strangers to the Church and is the Door keeper.


The Usher Mission is to accommodate every Worshipper who enters the Church in the most efficient manner possible.


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The Deaconess Ministry assists the Senior Pastor, Ministerial staff, other ministries, and our church family when and where ever needed. Our duties and functions include, but may not be limited to, the following;

  1. Participating in all worship services, funerals, special services, weekly prayer meetings, and Bible Study.
  2. Preparing the bread and participating in the Communion Service.
  3. Assisting in the Baptism Service by preparing candidates for the baptism and maintaining baptism clothing, robes, and towels, etc.


The Deaconess Ministry is dedicated, devoted and ready to serve as we continue steadfastly in the preached and taught Word of God. We stand on God’s Word as we assist our Senior Pastor, the Ministerial Staff, other ministries and our church family in carrying out God’s mission and the mission of the Bethany Baptist Church of West LA.


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Nurse’s Guild


To provide the church with helpful information through health education materials and with health updates. We provide first aid to members and guest when needed. The nurses ministry attends home going services to help family members and friends during their time of mourning. We hold the annual toy giveaway for the children at Christmas.


The mission of the Bethany Baptist Church of W.LA Nurses Ministry is dedicated to serving, caring for and educating our congregation on health issues.

3rd Sunday Choir

LAKCE sings every 3rd Sunday. And some special events. Young adults are highly encouraged to join!

Choir Rehearsal-Every Wednesday @ 7 PM

Executive Choir

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Hospitality/Pastor Aid


  • Greet & welcome our visitors & present them with a welcome package.
  • Recognize and honor members & visitors.


Bethany Baptist Church Hospitality Committee was formed in the early 1980’s by Dr. Rocellia Johnson, organizing pastor. Pastor Johnson saw people being greeted at Bethany by smiling faced and whose well- placed words of encouragement would turn frowns into smiles. The National Evangelism Movement was on the move and people were visiting Bethany from every corner of the city as well as outermost states. He had a vision. He called upon Jacqueline Jordan, a well-known sunshine lady of Bethany, to spearhead a group of ladies who would meet and greet people. He shared his vision and enthusiasm with Sister Jordan and it proved contagious for she became a zealous supporter of Pastor’s dream. At that time they would be called the Hostesses. Before long Bethany’s Hostesses were well known throughout the city for the pleasant, outgoing, concerned and friendly attention given to those who crossed through the doors of Bethany Baptist Church West Los Angele and the National Evangelism Movements.Today, they still are providing the same level of care and attention as they serve God’s people everywhere.

S.O.A.R. Women’s Ministry


To assist in the spiritual growth and development of women 18 years and above so that each woman of God might soar and reach her full potential in her daily walk with Christ Jesus.


The mission of the SOAR Women’s Ministry of Bethany Baptist Church of WLA is to assist each individual woman in cultivating her Christian growth and development through Bible study, prayer, worship, witnessing, service to others and personal friendships.



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Sunday School


To teach the Word of God; to make Disciples for Christ; and to Glorify God.

Office Staff Superintendent:

Floyd P. Piper Jr.

Office Manager:

Frances Deas

Financial Administrators:

Denise Anderson, Victor Williams


Adult 1 (Adults) Standard Adult Sunday School Book. 
Teachers: Rev.Greg Tyler / Rev.Edward Berry Jr.

Adult 2 (Adults) Standard Adult Sunday School Book.
Teachers: Marie Richardson / Mary Evans.

Adult 3 (Adults) Standard Adult Sunday School Book.
Teachers: Rev. Dewayne Deas. 

Adult 5 (Adults) Standard Adult Sunday School Book.
Teachers: Floyd P. Piper Jr. / Shirley Glover



Preschool 1 (4-5)
Children’s Biblical Curriculum. 
Teachers: Patricia Gardenhire / Kimberly Barrow.

Children 1 (6-8)
Children’s Biblical Curriculum. 
Teachers: Patricia Gardenhire / Kimberly Barrow.

Children 2 (Special Needs, all Ages)  
Special Needs Biblical Curriculum.
Teacher: Frances Deas.

Children 3 (9-12)
Children’s Biblical Curriculum .
Teachers: Patricia Gardenhire / Kimberly Barrow.

Youth 1 (13-17)
Standard Intermediate Sunday School Book.
Teachers: Drina Valentine / Melissa Jones.



All new members of Bethany must take these classes

CBT Classes are designed to equip the student with a basic understanding of the Christian Faith. Those who have a basic understanding of the Christian Faith may then choose one of the regularly offered Sunday School Classes or an Advanced Christian Training Class to continue their Discipleship Training.

A History of Bethany Baptist Church 
Church Covenant  and The 18 Articles of Faith 
Teacher: Rev. Herman Tatum.                

Discipleship Curriculum: Growing in Christ Book  
Lessons on Assurance
Teacher: Rev. Eddie Pierson.

Discipleship Curriculum: Growing in Christ Book  
Christian Living
Teachers: Jessie Williams.



Teachers: Betty Howard / Shirley Glover.. 

All ACT Classes use “The Navigators Discipleship Series”
Book 1 – Your Life in Christ.
Book 2 – The Spirit-Filled Follower of Jesus.
Book 3 – Walking with Christ.
Book 4 – The Character of a Follower of Jesus.
Book 5 – Foundations of Faith.
Book 6 – Growing in Discipleship.
Book 7 – Our Hope in Christ.

Prayer Ministry

He said unto them, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer…”
Matthew 21:13

Prayer Coordinator: Rev Dewayne Deas

Prayer Request/Praise Report

Bethany Church Prayer Opportunities:

Men of Bethany (MOB)


Jimmy Valentine

6:00 am Mondays

Call # 605-313-5109

Access Code 371547

Bethany S.O.A.R. Women’s Ministry  Prayer Line


Joeann Kelly Still


6:30 am  Mondays

Call # 774-258-4684

(No access code no ID needed)

“If life gets too hard to stand, kneel.”  Dr. Tony Evans

Media Ministry


Stephen Butler, Chairman Charles Griffin, Second Chairman


The purpose of the Deacons Ministry is to assist the pastor and the ministerial staff in ministering to the spiritual and temporal needs of the congregation of the Bethany Baptist Church of West Los Angeles.

In addition to assisting the pastor, our mission is to share the Word of God whenever possible to the unsaved, so they may come into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.


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Deaf Ministry

The Deaf Ministry, a long time desire of Pastor Rocellia Johnson (Organizing Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church of West Los Angeles), was established to address the needs of Hearing Impaired parishioners and visitors.  Sign Language interpreters enables them to be engaged in the worship services and other church activities including Sunday School and Bethany Christian Bible College.  Interpretation is provided in Signed English and American Sign Language (ASL).  Interpreters are available upon request.


Frances Deas (