Bethany Baptist Church of Christ

Bethany Baptist Church of Christ

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Message to the Community at Large

Words of Encouragement from Pastor Holmes:

Thank you for visiting our site.  Although Covid-19 has virtually altered our method of human interaction and movement, and immobilized critical sectors of the economy, Bethany Baptist Church of Christ remains committed to providing ministry, praying for all who are sick and suffering, or had loved ones die from the virus, as well as those who work in the medical/clinical profession. Recognizing and acknowledging the world at large is experiencing a global occurrence where there are more questions than answers, concerns are high, and spirits are low, I urge you to remember and be confident in the assurance that our God is faithful! He is with us, and as written in 2 Corinthians 1:4A, He is the One who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others! Just as Jesus spoke to the raging storm in the gospel of Matthew 8 and said, "Peace! Be still!" He can and will speak to the raging thoughts and emotions prompted by the spread of the Coronavirus. He can and will command the virus to decrease as rapidly as it has increased!

In addition to inviting you to join us for any of our virtual ministry services identified below, I also encourage you in the Lord, to use this time to nurture your spirit by:

  • Searching and studying the scriptures
  • Sitting in the presence of God and exercise Holy      listening 
  • Speaking positive affirmations  
  • Praying fervently
  • Putting on gospel music and give God the sacrifice of      praise
  • Reconciling with others in restorative, loving      conversation
  • Receiving the unconditional love and peace of God!

We welcome the sharing of your testimony or prayer request, on our site!

In God We Trust!

Pastor Holmes



11:00a.m. - Noon

All are welcome to join worship via a free conference call. To access, please Dial: 1-712-775-7031 and when prompted enter access code 651281489.

Listen to the March 22nd Worship Service

About Us


Our Pastor

Prayer of the Week

Our Mission

Rev. Martha R. Holmes is an anointed, obedient vessel who preaches, teaches, and serves, under the authority of the Holy Spirit.  Her heart's desire is for lives to be empowered through the transformative work of Christ, wisdom of the Word, and emerge as His disciples.  Reverend Holmes is a lifelong resident of the Evanston community and member of Bethany Baptist Church of Christ where she faithfully served in all facets of ministry prior to becoming the fifth pastor in the 89 year history of the church,  on January 2014.  She holds a BS from National Louis University and an MDiV from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Rev. Holmes has been joyfully married to Deacon Rufus Holmes Holmes for 43 years.  Together, they are the Godly proud parents of Rufus Jr. and Tiffini, their daughter-in-love Celeste, and granddaughter Jessica.


Our Mission

Prayer of the Week

Our Mission

Bethany Baptist Church of Christ is a church in Evanston, IL with a vibrant, active, spiritually mature, learning, growing body of believers who by the grace of God and power of the Holy Spirit use their spiritual gifts to:

Build up their Christian brothers & sisters. 

Go out and witness the love, grace, and power of God in the world.

Live out their faith in a way that allows others to see and experience God through you. 


Prayer of the Week

Prayer of the Week

Prayer of the Week

God of all power, You called from death the great Shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus.  Send us as shepherds to rescue the lost and heal the injured, and to feed one another with knowledge and understanding; through Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 

Contact Us

Contact US

We welcome you to join us for worshp!

 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.  Matthew 18:20

Bethany Baptist Church of Christ

1225 Elmwood Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60202, United States

(847) 864-6689 or (847) 475-9347

Worship Services

Sunday Service: 11 AM

Sunday School: 9:30 AM

Wed. Bible Study: 7 PM

Friday Conf. Bible Study: 

7 PM Every Other Friday