If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed,

ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove

hence to yonder place; and it shall remove;

and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Matthew 17:20


Located at:

3940 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Cleveland, Ohio 44105

We are proudly affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a Protestant Christian denomination in the United States and Canada (www.disciples.org).  Bethany Christian Church was founded in 1956 under the visionary leadership of the late Elder R. W. Dickerson.  Under the innovative leadership of Rev. Dr. R.E. Hedgeman since 1997, Bethany Christian Church is a vibrant, family-oriented ministry with a strong community presence. 

Our Vision

As Disciples of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Bethany Christian Church is being called by God to be a change agent and an instrument of hope in a broken and fractured World.  As we pursue the Kingdom of God, we are large enough to serve you, small enough to know you and committed to embracing the next generation.

Our Mission

The Mission of Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is to be:

  • People of Faith and Prayer

  • Devoted to being bearers of the “Good News” in the Church, in the Community and in the World

  • Committed to Hospitality

  • Instruments of Healing, Liberation and Wholeness through the Lord’s Favor

Luke 4:16-21

Our Core Values

B -- Bible Based
E -- Evangelistic Focus
F -- Family Oriented
O -- Committed to Community Outreach
R -- Respect for Diversity
E -- Encouraging Unity with the Body

Acts 2:42-47

Our Motto

If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you. 

Matthew 17:20

What Disciples Believe

As most Christians, Disciples Affirm:

  • Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God;

  • All persons are God's children.

Beliefs and practices usually associated with Disciples include:

  • Open Communion - The Lord’s Supper or Communion is celebrated in weekly worship.  It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.

  • Freedom of belief - Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.

  • Baptism by immersion - In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins.  Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.

  • Belief in the oneness of the church - All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.

  • The ministry of believers - Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.

We celebrate the Lord's Supper every Sunday.  The table is open.  That means that all Christians are invited to respond to Christ's invitation to draw closer to Him around the communion table.  For Disciples, the open table is a powerful symbol of our deep commitment to Christian unity.  The open table honors diversity even as it celebrates unity in Christ.  All are welcome.

Come join us as we praise the Lord!