We are a Christian church, joining with believers everywhere in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and embracing the historic trinitarian creeds of the faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience. We believe that God is active in his people by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, empowering us to live a godly life in our world. Bethany Church is called to partner with God in his redemptive mission to our community, our region, and our world. Our mission is to glorify God in worship and spiritual formation making him known in our world through evangelism and acts of service.
Rev. Jim Abrams
Pastor Jim is the senior pastor here at Bethany Church where he oversees the general ministries of the congregation including preaching, worship, mission and various administrative tasks. He graduated with a B.A. in Religion, and a minor in Youth Ministries, from Eastern Nazarene College in 1995. He received his Masters in Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2000. He served the church in Massachusetts, Kansas City, and Maine before coming to Bethany in 2004.
Pastor Jim is married to Becky Abrams and together they have two outstanding teenagers. They like to ride motorcycles, read, camp and spend time investing in the next generation. They enjoy keeping up with their active teenagers and spending time together with God’s people in his creation.
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What They Say
It is full of family some of my favorite people ever.. Even though they are not blood-related they open their hearts and arms and accept me and others into their lives. I have been attending the Church since 2000.