Building God's Church God's Way

Loving God Growing Together


"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me" John 14:6   His name is Jesus Christ

200 East Sycamore Street  
Fresno,  Texas 77545
Phone# 281-437-2402

Sunday  Services:
Morning Manna/Sunday School   9:30am
Call to Worship  10:45am
Bible Study  7:00pm

Sunday service:  @ 11am, Sunday School Class @ 9:30am  @  200 East Sycamore Street Fresno, Tx 77545

Church History

In 2001, God gave Pastor Hill the vision to organize a church.  Four believers met to pray and make plans for a place of worship.  They were Pastor Hill, Merlee Hill, Michael Hill and Sam Riley.  On may 6th, 2001, the first worship service was held at the Radisson Hotel, 8787 Kirby, Houston, Texas.  On this date, the first member to join our church family was Ms Willena Harris, who later brought her husband and five children.  Other believers joined our family as Pastor Hill continued to preach, teach and reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Over the next few months, the members of Bethel searched for an architect to begin construction on a sanctuary.  In 2004, three acres of land were purchased at 200 East Sycamore in Fresno, Texas, and plans were implemented for the building of the church.  In march 2005, we moved into our completed sancturay.  Our attendance has increased and ministries have been developed to help our members grow spiritually and to help meet the needs of the community.
God is continuing to use this church to change lives and eternal destinies.  Only God deserves the credit, honor and glory for all the good things that he has done for the church.  We have truly come this far by faith and we know that God did not bring us this far to leave us.
"To God be the glory for all the things that He has Done"
This church and members do not pay the pastor a salary.  One of our goals is to set up a building fund to be debt free to build a youth center, gymnasuim, class rooms and banquet hall creating a upward mobility in the surrounding arear and Fresno community. 
Please donate to the building fund.                                                   "We thank you for any amount of                                                                                                                  notation you may give.

Our Mission

To fullfill the great commission by helping people display the love of Christ. To challenge people to become disciples of Christ and equip them to serve and live for Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  

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We at Bethel worship God, Share Jesus Christ, teach the Bible and minister to people as a light in the community. We trust in the word of God and stand on His promises. It is through His guidance, protection and power of the Holy Spirit. 

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The vision of this church is to get the whole community in the Fresno and surrounding areas saved. To teach others how to allow the Holy Spirit to lead, guide and direct them to all truth in God's word.

Message From the Pastor
 Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  this past Year has been productive and rewarding in the ministry at Bethel Community Church.  This Church believes in the complete accuracy of the bible and we feel that the church has a place of service for everyone through its programs and activities.
Only through the growth in the christian life, through love, through devotion and dedication, through christian concern for the lost, and through mission efforts, would God have so richly blessed his people.
I thank God today for the Bethel family.  I also thank Him for all of the churches and friends throughout this country for their support.  What shall I preach for years to come?  The same Christ that was crucified, buried, and raised on the third day.  The same Christ that is able to see us through.  He will guide us and lead us.
Yours in Christ,
James Hill, Pastor and Founder of Bethel Baptist Community Church

Church Events

"Give praise unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy"

  1. 20
    November 2016
    Appreciation Musical
    Celebration and Appreciation for Minister Cook, Musical Director at Bethel Community Church.
  2. 20
    November 2016
    Family & Friends Day
    Family & Friends Day will also be on the 20th. All members and friends are welcome.
  3. 7
    May 2017
    16th Church Anniversary
    Come help us celebrate our 16th Church Anniversary.

Our Pastor & First Lady

"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

  1. James Hill
    Founder and Pastor.
  2. Sister Merlee Hill
    First Lady, Minister of Administration.
  3. Sanctuary
    House of Prayer 200 East Sycamore Street Fresno, Texas
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God Equips the Call

Ministerial Staff

Reverend Benjamin Compton
Reverend Jeffery W.Wilson
Reverend Walter Hanks
Reverend Dexter Thomas

From the Desk of the Editor

James Hill has distinguished himself as a preacher, teacher, counselor and youth mentor in the church, school and community.  In Elberton, Ga., he graduated from Blackwell Memorial High School. He also attended Morehouse College and Texas southern University where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in chemistry.
He married Merlie Hill on December 1, 1962. From this heavenly marriage two children were born from this union.  His daughter, Lisa, is a school nurse in Los Angeles, Ca. Their son Michael is an assistant principal with the Houston Independent School District.
Pastor Hill began his career in Los Angeles County on January 1963.  he worked as a chemist, social worker, and probation officer for 30 years and a Shop Steward for Local 685 of the AFLCIO Union. 
Pastor Hill was the co-founer of the Black Employees Association, an organization to promote upward mobility for  minorities in the Los Angeles County area. He was also the treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors.  He is a life time member of the NAACP and member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. 
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