About us

Welcome to our About Us page! We are a community of people who are passionate about Jesus Christ and making His love known to the world around us. Here's a little bit about who we are and what we're all about.

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Our mission

The mission of our church is to love God, love others, and serve both by making disciples of all nations, sharing the transformative message of Jesus Christ. It seeks to bring hope, redemption, and spiritual guidance to individuals, fostering a community of believers who strive to live out their faith and positively impact the world around them.

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Meet our beloved elders and deacons

These men along with their families lead and guide the church through their services and teaching.

Robert Altman

Lead pastor

Pastor Altman is the founder and lead pastor of Bethany Baptist Church. He seeks to reach the community of Barnwell with the Gospel. He has his Pastoral Theology Degree from Victory Baptist College. He and his wife serve along side their four children.

Sam Miller

Evangelism Pastor

Brother Sam has faithfully served the church since its birth. He is the leader of the Evangelism ministry and seeks to connect with the Barnwell community. He has his degree of Pastoral Theology from Victory Baptist College. He serves along side his wife.

Todd Teems, Jr.

Worship/Admin Pastor

Brother Todd was raised at Bethany since his preteen years. He is the leader of the Worship ministry and is the Administrative Pastor. He has a Bachelor's degree from Charleston Southern University. He serves along side his wife and daughter.

Al Searson


Brother Al is a faithful worker in the church. He and his wife serve every member faithfully and is sure to welcome you with open arms.

Larry Zeiger


Brother Larry and his wife love helping others. They strive to be accessible for anyone in need and always take up the call when the church is in need.

Ryan Bragg


Brother Ryan and his family serve the church in many capacities. They have faithfully been a part of the church's growth and continue to impact the people of Bethany.

Statement of Faith

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The Scriptures

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority regarding all manners of conduct and faith.

2 Timothy 3:6; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Markl 13:31; John 8:31,32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32
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We believe that man was created by God in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God; that as a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners by choice and therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who repent and forsake sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become new creatures, delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life.

Genesis 1:26, 5:2; Genesis 3; Genesis 2:17, 3:19; Ecclesiastes 2:11; John 3:14, 5:24; John 5:30, 7:13, 8:12, 10:26; Romans 9:22; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 19:3,20, 20:10,14 & 15, 21:18; Psalm 51:7; Jeremiah 17:9; James 1:14; Romans 3:19, 5:19; Proverbs 28:13; 1 John 1:9; John 3:16, John 1:13; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:1
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The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

Ephesians 2:19–22; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:19–21; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23–25
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Christian Conduct

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow men; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1–3; Hebrews 12:1–2; John 14:15,23-24; 1 John 2:3-6; 2 Corinthians 9:6–9; 1 Corinthians 4:2; Colossians 1:9–10
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The Last Things

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgement, the eternal facility of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked.

Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7–10; Revelation 20:4–6,11–15