The Church Where Hope Is Born
Thank you for visiting our site. Bethlehem Baptist Church is located in Oneida, Tenn., bordering the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area.
Bethlehem has served this community for nearly 200 years by faithfully preaching the Gospel and seeing many souls saved throughout its existence. Over the years, the Lord has blessed Bethlehem to be part of the planting of other local churches. Our small and tightly-knit community has been sheltered from some of the evils that exist elsewhere today because of the faithful efforts of Bethlehem and the many other sister churches in our area.
With such a rich history, we at Bethlehem are compelled to walk in "the old paths" (Jeremiah 6:16) as we look toward the future. The Scripture clearly teaches us that "where there is no vision, the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18). It is our vision to clearly preach and teach the "whole counsel of God" (Acts 20:27) as we believe that the entrance of God's words give light and understanding (Psalm 119:130), that the Gospel of Christ is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes (Romans 1:16), and that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:16). With His help, we strive to glorify and honor God in what we do.
God has blessed our church with a vibrant Wednesday night youth program focusing on the teaching of the Word to our young people, and a Bible Study class for adults as well. Additionally, with the Lord's help, we are building a youth choir encouraging and teaching our youth to worship the Lord in song. We offer Sunday School classes for all ages. Throughout the year we are busy as we engage in our youth activities, Vacation Bible School, cantatas, and local and international missions.
It is our privilege to grow along with our brothers and sisters in Christ at Bethlehem. It is our earnest prayer that we "lean not to our own understanding" and that the Lord "directs our paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6). It is evident that we live in the last days, and that perilous times will ensue. However, we serve in anticipation of our Lord's soon coming, realizing the ever-increasing necessity of a vibrant and active church in these times.
We encourage you to come and visit with us at Bethlehem. We also invite you to further explore our church website, where you will find resources that we hope will be a blessing to you, such as video feeds of our church services.