like LOVE to have you visit us! Bethel Baptist Church is a place that embraces visitors and new faces. Just about every service, we have the privilege to host guests that visit us for many different reasons. For many, church is on the “one day I need to…” list. Without a doubt, church should be a vital part in the life of a believer. Our Pastor says often, “Everyone needs a church address just like they have a home address.” We would love for Bethel to be the church that you and your family call home.
Centrally located to Tacoma, Puyallup, and Graham. Close to Joint Base Lewis-McChord
524 176th St E
Spanaway, WA 98387
Bethel Baptist Church is the ‘Church on the Hill’, located just up the driveway from the Bethel School District buildings. Our main auditorium can be clearly when you drive by on 176th St. E. As you drive onto our property, you will see a large overhang to pull under for convenient access inside the auditorium (a little secret, it does rain a bit in Washington!). Our property contains ample parking, so it should be quick and painless to find a good spot to park. Upon entering the building, you will be greeted by a friendly usher, who will answer any questions you have, and escort you in the right direction for the right class or service for you.
If you are up for a Bible class, please come just before 10am. We have first class Children and Teen Programs, as well as several Adult Bible Classes to choose from. For a list of the Adult Bible Classes, click here. Most first-time guests choose to come for our main Morning Service, which starts at 11am. When attending the morning service for the first time, we believe you will enjoy the friendly atmosphere, and the beautiful music of the choir, orchestra and special music groups. The service all leads up to a practical and helpful Bible message from Pastor Minge. Our Morning Service usually is a little over an hour long, ending somewhere between 12-12:10pm.
There is certainly no ‘dress code’ here at our church. You will notice that our leaders and many of our church families will be dressed in what most would call ‘traditional Sunday best’, but our desire is for our guests to feel welcome and comfortable when they visit.
Our parking lot is spacious and pretty simple to navigate. When nearing the top of the hill where our auditorium is located, many families choose to turn left and stop underneath our large carport/overhang, that way folks can enter the building staying clear of any wet weather (which tends to happen a bit in WA!). After unloading passengers, the driver can then pull through and navigate around the building, parking in the whatever spot is nearest and most convenient.
Absolutely not! The last thing we want is for our guests to feel pressured about the offering! Our desire is to serve our guests, and to provide a place where folks can come and grow in God’s grace and give attention to His Word. As our guest, please don’t feel any pressure or obligation about the offering.
Our services typically are 60-70 minutes in length.
Yes indeed! Our children’s program is a very active and exciting part of our church and we are sure your kids will love their class. Our nurseries range from newborn to 3 years, and our Children’s program ranges from 4 years to 6th grade. Also, we have several teen classes for those in 7th-12th grade.
First-time guests seem to feel most comfortable finding a seat somewhere in the middle to the back of the main floor of the auditorium, or even in the balcony. Don’t stress over a seat, our ushers are well trained and would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect seat.
We love to have guests come to our church that have a desire to get involved! The list of ministries to choose from is a long one, and we are always seeking to add volunteers to contribute. When you make your first visit, we would be happy to give you a guest packet and give you basic information on our ministries and how you can join a ministry team.
Transportation is something our church has provided for decades. Our church buses run on six different routes, all over the county. Click here to view a list of the routes, and contact us to inquire about having us stop by to pick you up for a service. It would be our pleasure, and if we can make it happen, we will!