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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??

2022 BMA Fall Conference
October 4-6
Full Gospel Evangelistic Center
Lincoln, IL

Click above to see details!

Tons of stuff from Summer Youth Conferences

2022 Junior Youth Conference
June 20-23
Bethel Youth Camp and Conference Center

Click here to see Junior Camp Photos and Videos

2022 Senior Youth Conference
July 18-22
Bethel Youth Camp and Conference Center

Click here to see Senior Camp Photos and Videos

March 29-31, Spring BMA Conference at Crosby Church, Crosby, TX
Click here to see photos and watch all the sermons and lessons!

2022 BMA Bethel Senior Youth Conference, July 18-22
Annual Young Preachers Competition winner,
Rachael Herald, Victory Worship Center, Bloomington, IL

Now this is new!

Tired of sitting around wondering when the Virus threat is gonna be over?
Nothing at all to watch on TV?
Give BMA TV a try! Just click here to see what's new on this great, new feature!!

Awesome Spring Conference at Crosby Church, Crosby, TX, March 2022

Click here to see photos from Junior Conference 2022!
Click here to see photos from Senior Conference 2022!

A great 2021 Fall Conference at Hillside Bethel Tabernacle


Click here to view BMA History, the Book
Now up through the 1950s!

Bethel Calendar

Date Event Location
October 4-6 2022 BMA Fall Conference
Full Gospel Evangelistic Center
Lincoln, IL

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.

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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: Be Salty

Matthew 5:13
Junior Conference, June 20-23

Theme: It's Time

Esther 4:14
Senior Conference, July 18-22

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