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:

Church Name Pastor Name Church Location
Bethel Baptist Church Rev. Timothy Stewart Nassau, Bahamas
Bethel Deliverance Baptist Church Rev. Julian McMinns Grand Bahama
Calvary Way Baptist Church Rev. Euthal Green The Bluff, South Andros
Elevated Baptist Church Rev. John Symonette Nassau, Bahamas
First Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Keith Russell Freeport, Grand Bahama
Kingdom of Heaven Ministries Rev. Christopher Smith Mangrove Cay, Andros
Lifeline Transformation Church Rev. Reginald Saunders Nassau, Bahamas
Macedonia Baptist Church Rev. Hartman Nixon Nassau, Bahamas
Pilgrim Baptist Church Rev. Hubert King Mangrove Cay, Andros
Remnant Tabernacle of Praise TBA
Revival Baptist Church TBA Palmetto Point, Eleuthera
St. Paul’s Baptist Church Rev. Dr. J. Carl Rahming Nassau, Bahamas
St. Stephen’s Baptist Church Rev. Lambert Farrington Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera
The New Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church  Bro. Alfred Stewart Nassau, Bahamas
Trinity Baptist Church Rev. Marina Carey Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera
New Covenant Baptist Church Rev. Trajean Jadorette Nassau, Bahamas
Berean Evangelical Church Rev. Jean Paul Charles Nassau, Bahamas
New Assembly Baptist Church Rev. José Etienne Nassau, Bahamas
Macedonia Baptist Church Rev. Hartman Nixon Nassau, Bahamas
Shiloh Temple Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Lewis Cash Nassau, Bahamas