A Note From Our Pastor

If you are visiting Bethel, please join me in a small informal gathering at 10:15 a.m. on the second Sunday of every other month in the Church Parlor. It will be a great way for me to get to know you on a more personal basis, and I will  be able to tell you more about Bethel and answer any questions you may have. It will be a relaxed and easy way to learn more about Bethel. The Parlor is located in the Education Building – very first door on the right as you walk in. Children are welcome, or they may stay in the Nursery while you visit in the Parlor. Hope to see you there!


Welcome to Bethel online! I’m happy you have chosen to be our guest and hope our website will provide you with valuable information about the life of our church.


Bethel is located in the heart of Charleston and has genuine heart for people. Our goal is to serve our community in several ways. Mission and outreach are hallmarks of our congregation. Members are provided opportunities to serve others, particularly those who are less fortunate in life. Should you choose to make Bethel your church home, it is our hope that you will discover a ministry of your own, so you might fulfill the command to love the least, the last, and the lost.


An equally important goal at Bethel is to provide worship and fellowship opportunities for our members and guests. Both worship services on Sunday morning tend to be in keeping with a longstanding Methodist traditional style. Having said this, I consider both services contemporary in that they speak to us in our twenty-first century lives, connecting us with God in Christ. Great music abounds in both services of worship. Educational and fellowship opportunities are available for adults, children and youth. Located squarely between the MUSC and College of Charleston, Bethel has a very special sensitivity to the needs and schedules of students and young professionals. We understand people are not simply looking for a friendly church, they are looking for friends.


Getting to Bethel from areas surrounding downtown Charleston is far easier than many people imagine. We invite you to join us in worship or in one of our other activities. If you are looking for a church to call home, give us a look. Many people look no further!