Who We Are

 2018 Church Leadership 

We are a group individuals  called by God and chosen by the people of God for leadership in this church. Recognizing the special gifts these persons have decided to obligate and live a life in Christ and make him know in their witness and work.

  • ​Pastor- Rev. Redonia Thomas
  • ​Lay Leader - Valerie Brooks-Madden
  • Administrative Church Council- Juanita Bowens
  • Recording Secretary- Stafford Williams
  • Chairperson of Finance- Donald Scott
  • Finance Secretary- Valerie Brooks-Madden
  • Church Treasurer- Mary Gill
  • Nurture- Regina Cephas
  • Outreach- Helen McCullough
  • Witness- Loretta Dirton
  • Age level/ Family Ministries- Marie Clinkscales
  • Chairperson of Trustees- Donald Scott
  • Disaster Relief- Loretta Dirton
  • Sunday School Superintendent- Thomas Nance
  • Pastor Parish Relations- Darren Scott
  • President United Methodist Men- Elbert Sullivan
  • President United Methodist Women- Juanita Bowens
  • President UMYF- Ashley Reed


In the year of our Lord, 1874, Bethlehem United Methodist Church was established. The first church was started under a brush arbor. Father James Scott was the leader. Two years later, the land on which the church now stands was donated by Mr. A.L. Cobb. In 1922, the church was rebuilt. .

Our Philosophy

Faith is more than what happens on Sunday mornings. It is a part of who we are, inside and out. At Bethlehem United Methodist Church, we believe in sharing the joy of the gospels daily, and living a life that embodies the spirit of Christ.