Who We Are- 2017 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- Regina Cephas
  • Church Treasurer- Mary Gill
  • Nurture- Outreach - Witness Team- Regina Cephas, Helen McCullough, & Loretta Dirton
  • Age level/ Family Ministries- Darren Scott
  • Chairperson of Trustees- Anthony  Cephas
  • Disaster Relief- Joella Scott
  • Sunday School Super- Thomas Nance
  • Pastor Parish Relations- Donald Scott 
  • President United Methodist Men- Elbert Sullivan
  • President United Methodist Women- Juanita Bowens
  • President UMYF- Ashley Reed

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.


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. .