Our Story

How it all started...

We are a ministry that was planted in the town of Savage, Maryland since 1929. We started holding services in a tent with our offices in a house at Picket's Hall.  Our first real building was on Baltimore Street in 1932 before we purchased the church off Lincoln Street in 1947. We were there for about 35 years before obtaining what is now Bethel Christian Academy (The Cox Building) in 1982 and began holding our services there. The school was started in that same building in 1984 and remains to this day, though we have expanded our middle school to include the old Savage Fire Station on Lincoln Street which has been renovated to what is now Bethel Christian Academy (The Oakes Building). In 1998, we built the first part of the church we are in today off Vollmerhausen Road.

We have been in Savage for about 94 years now, situated squarely between Baltimore and Washington DC to effectively minister to this area.
Church Office at Picket's Hall
1st Anniversary
Bethel Assembly of God on Lincoln Street in 1947
Our First Real Building in 1932
(Now Storch Realty on Baltimore Street)
Bethel in 1982
(What is now Bethel Christian Academy)
Bethel Assembly of God in 1998

Expanding the vision...

The real blessing of the property on Vollmerhausen Road was that the land was gifted to us for free! As the church grew, we added the new wing on the building to include offices and classrooms, expanding our discipleship spaces and making Bethel Assembly of God the size that it is today.  We are a multi-cultural congregation that has been built on the blessing and favor of God!

Where we are headed...

We have made major strides to be affluent in our community, impacting in our cause, and functional in being the body of Christ. It’s amazing, what started in a tent has blossomed into a church that has walls but extends beyond them. Spreading across three campuses, Bethel is home to Bethel Assembly of God, Bethel Christian Academy (K3 - 8th grade), a vibrant Hispanic congregation, and other outreach ministries to our neighboring communities.

At Bethel, we have a saying, “When you’re here, you’re home,” and without question, we sincerely mean it! We are not perfect, but we do our best to live out what it is to be home. We want you to discover that Bethel is a place to call home where you too can be one of those people who are challenged to experience God. 

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather for discipleship at 9:00 am and for worship together at 10:30 am.