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The Bethel Ministerial Association, Inc. is a fellowship of ministers, churches and ministries allied for the purpose of proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The BMA was originally founded by Albert Franklin Varnell as the Evangelistic Ministerial Alliance in May of 1934.  During the course of his life, "Doc" Varnell pioneered thirteen churches, many of which are functioning today.  The Bethel Ministerial Association continues to be an assembly with its member churches maintaining their distinctive features and its ministers leading autonomous congregations affiliated with it.

Although Doc. Varnell is no longer with us, the conviction with which he lived remains in the hearts of the Bethel Brethren and many others who were touched by his life.  He was a man who would stand for what he believed in, even if he had to stand alone.  This fellowship maintains his philosophy:

In things essential..........Unity
In things non-essential.........Liberty
In all things..........Charity

What's new on the site:

A great Fall Conference at Hatfield Bethel Church

The Original Gospel Sounds, 2015 Fall BMA Conference

Rev Ed Carroll, Monday Night Sermon, 2015 Fall BMA Conference

Rev Jose Rodriguez, Tuesday Morning, 2015 Fall BMA Conference

Rev Scott and Candy Burr, "Reconnect" Marriage, 2015 Fall BMA Conference

The Maglingers Leading Praise and Worship, Tuesday Night Sermon, 2015 Fall BMA Conference

Rev Scott Burr, "Restore", Tuesday Night, 2015 Fall BMA Conference

Missionary Reports:
Rev Jerry Rodriguez, Frontline Missions
Rev Jose Rodriguez, Go Ye Missions
Rev Joe Greene, Hait

The Wilson Singers, Wednesday Night, 2015 Fall BMA Conference

Rev Steve Owens, "Reinforce", Wednesday Night, 2015 Fall BMA Conference

Click here to see over 50 photos from the Fall Conference

Check out over 50 photos from 2015 Junior Youth Conference
Check out over 90 photos from 2015 Senior Youth Conference

Check out the BMA Facebook page here (Highlights of Spring Conference)
Also check out Youth Conference photos on the Camp Facebook page

Bethel Calendar

Date Event Location
January 8-9 2016 BMA Planning Session
Bethel Community Church, Southport, IN
April 11-13 2016 BMA Spring Conference
Full Gospel Evangelistic Center, Lincoln, IL (Rev Steve Owens, Host)
June 27-30 Junior Youth Conference
Rev John Wongler, Director
Bethel Church and Conference Center
July 11-15 Senior Youth Conference
Rev Keenan Smith, Director
Bethel Church and Conference Center
October 2016 BMA Fall Conference

Click here to view memorials to our departed leaders.

Click here to see recent photos from Summer Youth Camps.

Click here to go to the new Bethel Blog Section.

We want to thank you for your interest in the Bethel Ministerial Association.  We hope you will stay with us for a little longer and learn more about the BMA.  Please feel free to explore the many avenues that make up who and what the BMA is as you take a look at our ministries, affiliated churches, missions, outreaches and doctrines.   Many of the photos you will see are thumbnails to facilitate faster download times.  To view the larger version of many of them, just click on the photo.  If you then click the right button of your mouse on the larger picture, you will be able to save it to your computer.   We hope the Lord blesses you as he has so abundantly blessed us.  Please, feel free to contact any of the listed references if you have further questions about BMA that we can help you with.

BMA Churches and Ministries
Churches and Ministries
affiliated with the BMA
Bethel Foreign Missions
Foreign Missions

Theme: Walk the Talk

Isaiah 30:21
Junior Conference, June 27-30

Senior Conference, July 11-15

BMA Quarterly Conferences
BMA Quarterly
Bethel Publishing House
Publishing House
BMA Leadership
BMA Leaders
BMA Doctrinal Statements
It Does Make A
Difference What
You Believe
BMA Past
BMA Past
Doc Varnell
Doctrinal Dissertations from Doc Varnell

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