Bethel Baptist Association

The Bethel Baptist Association was formed on February 5th, 1939 by Rev. Dr. H. W. Brown, former pastor of the historic Bethel Baptist Church, Nassau, Bahamas. The Association’s primary purpose is the building of the Kingdom of God through Christian work, Education, and fellowship through harmonious working relations and the desire to make a profound impact through united Christian witnessing.

At the first session of the Bethel Baptist Association, six (6) churches were registered. During the mid-forties, while Pastor Brown was still the Moderator, the Bethel Baptist Association had an affiliation with the East Coast Baptist Convention of Florida. During one year, a large delegation of Association members attended a meeting in Miami, Florida at Temple Baptist Church where the Rev. S. A. Sampson was the host pastor.

Under the leadership of Rev. Dr. H.W. Brown, the Association grew to approximately 13 churches. After the demise of Rev. Dr. H. W. Brown in 1979, Rev. Leroy Roker took over for two years. After Rev. Roker, Rev. Lewis Pinder took over for just over a year and was called home to his reward. Rev. Dr. John N. T. Rolle took over thereafter from 1986 – 1998. Today under the leadership of Rev. Timothy Stewart, pastor of the historic Bethel Baptist Church, there are some twenty (20) churches scattered throughout four (4) islands of the Bahamas. The churches included in the Association today are:

Berean Evangelical Baptist Church Rev. Jean Paul Charles

Roosevelt Ave.

off Mackey St.

(Corner Opposite RBC)

Bethel Baptist Church Rev. Timothy Stewart Meeting St 323-5000
Transformation Baptist Church Rev. Reginald Saunders
Macedonia Baptist Church Rev. Hartman Nixon Bernard Road 324-1583
New Covenant Baptist Church Rev. Trajean Jadorette East West Highway 393-3946
New Assembly Baptist Church Rev. Jose Etienne Fowler Street 356-4832
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Rev. Alfred Stewart Blue Hill Road South 341-1804
Remnant Tabernacle of Praise Rev. Melvin Grant Golden Isles & Carmichael Road 361-4294
Shiloh Baptist Church Rev. Lewis Cash Poincianna Ave. & 4th St. the Grove 328-1122
St. Paul's Baptist Church Rev. Dr. J. Carl Rahming Fox Hill 324-2371
Bethel Deliverance Centre Rev. Dr. John N.T. Rolle

Eight Mile Rock,

Grand Bahama

Revival Baptist Church Rev. Kevin Pinder Palmetto Point, Eleuthera 332-1790
St. Stephen's Baptist Church Rev. Lambert Farrington Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera 335-0536

Trinity Baptist Church Rev. McClain Pinder Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera 335-0194
The People's Restoration Baptist Church Rev. Phillip Bethell Palmetto Point 332-2728
Calvary Way Baptist Church Rev. Ashley Brown The Bluff, Andros 369-4712
Pilgrim Baptist Church Rev. Brainard King Mangrove Cay, Andros 369-0010
Kingdom of Heaven Ministries Rev. Christopher Smith Mangrove Cay, Andros 369-0222