At Bethany, our desire is to be a place where people can connect, be restored, grow, and bless. Each of our ministries focus around these strategic goals. The people of our church are encouraged to also pursue these goals as we collectively seek to become more like Christ.
Becoming Engaged In Relational Community
Becoming Whole Through Christ’s Love & Care
Becoming Transformed Into Christ’s Image
Becoming Selfless Servants for God’s Glory
The following statements are fundamental to the doctrine of Bethany Bible Church and are intended to govern both our faith and practice:
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as being verbally inspired and completely inerrant in the original writings, and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
(Matthew 5:17-18; Luke 24:27, 44; John 10:35; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 6:27; Acts 5:3-4; Hebrews 1:8; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
(Matthew 1:16, 20-25; Luke 2:40, 52; Luke 7:48; John 11:35; Philippians 2:5-8)
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed.
(Genesis 1:26; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 6:5; Psalm 14:1-3; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:10-19; Romans 8:6-7; Ephesians 2:1-3)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
(John 1:29; John 3:16; Romans 3:25-26; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
RESURRECTION & ASCENSION
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate.
(John 20:20; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1)
We believe in “that blessed hope,” the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
(John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:4-6)
We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, a relationship in which they are eternally secure.
(John 1:12; John 10:28-30; Acts 16:31; Romans 8:28-39; Titus 3:5; Jude 24)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
(Luke 16:19-26; John 5:25-29; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11- 15)
We believe that Biblical marriage consists solely of a monogamous, heterosexual covenant between one man and one woman. It should reflect the biblical model of Christ’s relationship with His church, and is the only legitimate context for a sexual relationship.
(Gen. 2:18-24; Ex. 20:14, 17; Mt. 19:3-6; 1 Co. 7:10-11, Eph. 5:31-32)
A rich history bringing glory to god in Phoenix
In 1954, a group of people had a desire to establish a non-denominational Bible church in north central Phoenix. Land was donated at 7th Avenue and Bethany Home Road and ground was broken on Thanksgiving Day. At the time, this location was a mile north of the Phoenix city limits. The dedication service for what had become Bethany Bible Church was held on Easter Sunday in April 1955.
Founding Pastor John Mitchell laid solid foundations of practical Bible teaching, serving our community, and global missions. During this time, Bethany planted several other Bible churches: Camelback Bible, Scottsdale Bible, Trinity Bible, Grace Bible, Biltmore Bible, Faith Bible, Desert Springs Bible, and Community Bible Church in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
After decades of growth in the English worship services, a Spanish-speaking congregation was added to the BBC family. Iglesia Bíblica Bethany was founded in 2006 and continues to be a vibrant part of Bethany to this day.
In 2019, Dr. Mike Fleischmann was called as Senior Pastor and began his role as Bethany’s primary teacher, leader, and shepherd.
Bethany is growing, strongly committed to the future, and poised to make a tremendous impact in the bustling central corridor of Phoenix. Pastor Mike is championing the effort to engage our church and community in relevant and caring ways while bringing a renewed focus to our legacy of strong, practical Bible teaching, raising up next generation leaders, tirelessly serving the needs of our community, and a deep commitment to global missions.
We are part of a bigger story. Journey with us as we discover our role in God’s story for Phoenix.