About Us

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.

Our Ministerial Staff

Reverend Martha R. Holmes, Pastor

Pastor Holmes is a lifelong resident of the Evanston community and member of Bethany Baptist Church of Christ for over fifty years, where she has served on the Deaconess, Nurses, and Choir ministries, as well as a Marriage Retreat Workshop Leader with Women Spiritually Empowered (WSE). She continues to proclaim Gods word through her teaching of the adult Sunday school class, as well as in her service as an Associate Minister and as Director of evening Vacation Bible School for the past twenty-two years. Rev. Holmes also serves in the position of Sunday School Superintendent for twenty-eight years and continues in this capacity today.

Reverend Cecilia McFarlane

Reverend McFarlane grew up in Vallejo, California, the only surviving child of the late Henry Louis Anderson and the late Rosa Wingfield Anderson. As a young child she developed a sense of compassion for the ill-treated. These early years laid the foundation for both her life and for her ministry to the hurting. Raised as a Catholic, she was first baptized as an infant. She chose to be re-baptized as an adult at New Fellowship Baptist Church in Nashua, New Hampshire under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Bertha Perkins. There she headed the Missions Ministry and taught Adult Sunday School.

Minister Sherry L. Walker

“Those he called, he predestined; those he predestined, he justified; those he justified, he sanctified”. Romans 8:30

Minister Walker has been a member of Bethany Baptist Church of Christ for twenty plus (20+) years. She serves as the Women’s Ministry leader and is also involved in the Intercessory and Homeless Ministry.

Our Ministries

Greeters and Ushers Ministry
Homeless Ministry
Inspirational Choir
Journey to Hope
Liturgical Dance Ministry
Marriage Ministry
Men's Ministry
Missions Ministry
Women's Ministry
Youth Ministry

Our Congregation