The Bethel Experience is the unique, authentic and diverse manner that characterizes our authentic worship of God as a congregation. There has always been something unique and exciting about being in a worship setting in the sanctuary of The Bethel Church. The music would be mostly characterized as out of the bounds of the “Black experience” of worship, and yet you'd also hear the music of that experience and all in one worship setting. We feel the presence of God in ways you might not have known you would feel in that worship setting. It was never branded (as branding was not an ideal of that day), but now that the same tradition has carried on, we call it The Bethel Experience.
An experience of diversity where you will hear the spectrum of music from Maverick City to Vincent Bohannon to the hymns of the church to Richard Smallwood to James Hall… and yes, all in one worship experience. It is an experience where like the “suddenly’ in the boos of Acts when Pentecost came and the Spirit fell SUDDENLY, in Bethel, out of nowhere and at points where you would not expect it SUDDENLY the Spirit sweeps through a dance breaks out…even at the end of a high church hymn. It is an experience where the sermon will be touched with drama. It is an experience where you come into the sanctuary in tiptoe anticipation of experiencing the Holy in ways that blows your mind.
It’s Who We Are
It’s What We Do
It’s The Bethel Experience
To commemorate this historical event, we welcome the family and friends of Bethel to join us in our Laying 185 Forward Brick campaign. You may individualize a brick for you, your family, honor a loved one, or make a memoriam.
It’s easy to get started! Read on for details about how to take advantage of this exceptional program that allows your family to participate in the 185th anniversary brick campaign.
215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202
10:00 am – 04:00 pm
Sunday worship is at 9:30 AM. Wednesday's Mid-Week Manna is in-person every 1st WINSday at 7 PM and online only 2nd - 4th Wednesdays at 7 PM.
Oasis Kids and Elev8 215 Youth are available on Sundays only!