Bethany's History

Bethany Calvary Church of God in Christ was founded under the name Bethany Pentecostal Fellowship, and affiliated to Calvary Church of God in Christ (COGIC) United Kingdom in 1997.

When Reverend Herald Grant was appointed Pastor on 25th October 1998, he thanked God for the humbling responsibility of leading this aspiring Church. At the Appointment Service, Pastor and First Lady, Beverly Grant cited this verse as their foundation scripture 'Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honourably in every way.' Hebrews 13:18.

In January 2003 Bethany COGIC began reaching out to the community by launching its Drop-In Centre. This facility was formed to bring together members of the general community, an opportunity to meet weekly to socialise, make new friends and learn new skills.

Internationally, Bethany COGIC is a Member of the Church of God in Christ with its Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A., under the leadership of our International Presiding Bishop, Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. Nationally, we are a part of the (Calvary) Church of God in Christ United Kingdom Jurisdiction where Bishop Alvin E. Blake is our Jurisdictional Leader.

The Lord is working on behalf of this Ministry where His promises are being realised under the leadership of Pastor Grant. Bethany COGIC is experiencing advancement in every way; as we say with the Prophet Nehemiah, '...I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down...' Nehemiah 6:3. So we intend to work and remain faithful to possess the blessings promised for today.

Our Mission

The mission of Bethany, Church of God Christ, is to bring people into fellowship with God, through loving worship, heart felt praise and dedicated living. We as a body of believers:

• Believe that each person is important in God's Kingdom, none is overlooked.

• Are obligated to the keeping of virtuous Christianity with integrity, Hebrews 12: 11.

• Endeavour to celebrate the joy of the Gospel in worship, study, teaching, and the preached Word.

• Have been challenged to identify and serve the needs of our congregation and community