Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle

The Oldest African-American Baptist Church in Lower Westchester

Founded July 1888

"The Church With The Healing Touch"

Welcome to Bethesda

I count it an honor to welcome you to the Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle. We are using the Internet to reach beyond the four walls of our church building to communicate the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to many who will not have the opportunity to fellowship with us personally here at the church. You are invited to join with us on any given Sunday morning and/or on Wednesday evenings for Bible Study, as we seek to deepen our relationship with God through worship and Bible Study. We look forward to worshiping with you, to getting to know you and to praying for you and to doing all that is humanly possible for you in helping you grow intimately with God.

Dr. Allen Paul Weaver, Jr., Senior Pastor

Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle

Our 2015 Annual Theme

"Experiencing God In Ordinary Circumstances"

Background Scripture Texts:


"Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of Hoshalah, and all the people from the least even unto the greatest, came near, and said to Jeremiah the prophet; let we beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the Lord thy God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us:) That the Lord thy God may show us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do. Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the Lord your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing the Lord shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you. Then they said to Jeremiah, the Lord be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which the Lord thy God shall send thee to us. Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God to whom we send thee; that it may be will with us, when we obey the voice of the Lord our God." Jeremiah 41:1-6


Musings to Think About


Walking with God is not as difficult as some people make it out to be. Is it difficult to walk with your best friend? Do you find it almost next to impossible to talk with and share your thoughts and experiences with him or her? Of course not! The reason you are best friends is because you both connected with each other on a deeper level. The same is true of your relationship with God. God is present in your everyday circumstances and situations. He wants you to relate to Him as you would your best friend that you connected with on a deeper level.


David is one example, among many, of a man who learned to experience God in ordinary circumstances. Read his love notes to God as expressed in the Psalms he wrote. Notice how he never hesitated to share every experience with God. And yet David was no saint. He was a man with like passions as we have; but he learned to tame those passions as he learned to walk with God on  a daily basis.


This year, give it a try. Share with God as you go through your day. Be honest; be brutally honest with yourself and with God and you will discover how rich a relationship you can cultivate with Him.

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About Bethesda

Bethesda exists to glorify God by reaching, teaching, and motivating people to become genuine followers of Jesus Christ.


Everyone is welcomed!

Contact Us

71 Lincoln Avenue

New Rochelle, NY 10801


(914) 632-6713

Sunday Service Times

7:30 a.m. (Contemporary)

10:30 a.m. (Traditional)

(5th Sunday: Solidarity Sunday at 9:00 a.m.)