Who We Are

DC Bethel Presbyterian Church is a group of believers that wish to continue the living for the history of God that He has called us to take part in. Through reading (from the Scriptures), teaching (Bible studies), and preaching (Evangelism), the main objective of our church is to carry out the Great Commission in Matthew 28, and make disciples of all nations. Jesus Christ, as He showed through His sacrifice on the cross, opening the way for our salvation. Bethel is a church is purposed to help you know Christ deeply and to form a strong and loving relationship with Him based on grace, a grace that will forgive you of your sins and grant you the power of God’s Holy Spirit to live a life that will glorify Him.

The Bible tells us that it is through hearing the Word that we gain faith, allowing us to receive God’s grace, which we then share with people through fellowship and acts of service. We hope that our services and Bible studies will help the Word come alive to you, and that you may feel it near to you as God intends. Active church planting projects were initiated in order to reach the local people more effectively and penetrate the city powerfully. The Great Commission of preaching the Word to the ends of the earth also inspired the church planting project in reaching many more cities in D.C. State. Our hope is reach out to many souls with the power of the Word of God and share in the joy of salvation that comes from knowing Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

Located in DC, we wish to be instrumental in the fulfillment of God’s dream, the universal vision of building the body of Christ. We seek the abundant diversity formed by people from various backgrounds harmoniously united in the truth.

The word preached in different languages is delivered through acknowledged ministers to help people deeply digest the truth and experience individual transfiguration.

We are fully committing to fulfilling the great commission that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed His children to follow. As true disciples of Christ, we not only listen to the Word of God, but we also follow the footsteps of Christ in feeding the lost sheep and dying so that many other may live in Christ. Therefore, we wish to spread the good news of the Gospel to the world, neighborhood, and street.

We are continually growing and preparing to set up multiple sites per city. We believe that in order to share the joy of salvation that comes through Jesus Christ, we must consider the most strategic method in reaching hundreds and thousands of people. Church planting allows our congregation to put the Word into practice and reach the masses with the message of the Gospel. In this way, we can truly heal the wounded, influence lives, and change the world with the knowledge of Christ.

The Word of God gives us true life and a sense of satisfaction we could never find in the secular world. Through our gender-based, age-based, and interest-based ministries there is a place where God can use every person in investing their talents and life for the Kingdom of God. We are committed to sharing fellowship, sharing life, and sharing the joy of the Lord through our Christ-centered churches no matter the location.

We welcome those who are willing to serve with the gifts and skills innately blessed by God. We seek to branch out the types of work related to faith, varying the opportunities of revealing and making the most of all talents, ultimately to serve His Kingdom.

Faith Statement

1. We believe in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2. We believe in One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe in Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory.

4. We believe in the Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

5. We believe in The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.

6. We believe in the Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ.

7. We believe in the Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

Membership

Understanding that Christ “loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25), Bethel Presbyterian Church encourages all attendees to become a formal member of the church. We acknowledge formal membership as an important step in demonstrating our commitment to Jesus Christ.

All believers are members of the body of Christ and local church membership is the public acknowledgement of this spiritual reality. As followers of Christ, we are all “members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19), and it is our duty to play our roles as a member of His body. We become one healthy body when each member does its part well (1 Corinthians 12:20).

Bethel Presbyterian Church holds its members in high regard—they are expected to proclaim and reveal the gospel in anywhere their life happens. In a multi-cultural city, God, in his sovereignty, placed us among these people with a purpose. We pray to be faithful managers of the House of God.

Email info@dcbethel.com to find out more information about becoming a member.

Our Pastors & Staff

  • Samuel Kim

    Lead Pastor

    Samuel is currently serving as a pastor at Bethel Presbyterian Church. By remembering the love and humility of Jesus Christ, he wishes to serve and work together with his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ at Bethel Church, following the Great Commission from the Lord. He believes that the gospel of Jesus Christ can not only change the nation’s capital but also the entire nation and the whole wide world for the better. He and his wife have one young daughter together.

  • Vincent Girard

    Intern

    Vincent Girard serves Bethel church as an intern and art director. He is a talented photographer and he is also gifted in painting as well. As the intern of Bethel church, he is passionate about sharing the Gospel to everyone in and around the city. Vincent Girard is happily married to his wife, has one daughter, and expecting to have another daughter soon.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Our website and online services are owned and operated by Bethel Church. We know you care about how your information is used and shared. We hope the following statements will help you understand our policies and how we use the information you provide to us.

Bethel Church will collect, use and protect the information you provide to us on our site. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

What We Collect and How We Use It
www.dcBethel.org cookies. When you visit www.dcBethel.org, we may send one or more cookies to your computer, so that we may uniquely identify your browser (a cookie is simply a tiny text file containing a string of characters). Accepting our cookies allows you to keep your user preferences from session to session. Although most browsers accept cookies by default, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies, or to tell you when you’re being sent a cookie. Some www.dcBethel.org features and services may not function properly if you have cookies disabled.

Log information. When you use Bethel Church services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends when you visit one of our websites. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Other sites. This Privacy Policy applies only to web sites and services that are owned and operated by Bethel Church. Bethel Church cannot regulate other sites linked to from within our various web sites and services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. You should familiarize yourself with their unique Privacy Policies, should you choose to visit their sites.

How Do We Use Your Information?
When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. We collect your information to support your participation, deliver requested content, to note your preferences, and to keep you informed about events, related resources, and spiritual development opportunities. You may opt out of electronically delivered communication at any time by using the unsubscribe feature for that service. You may decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case we may not be able to provide those services to you.

Your email address and phone number is occasionally used for Bethel church communications you’ve opted-in to receive including but not limited to email, SMS, MMS, text message or other reasonable means now known or later developed. We never sell, share, or spam your personal information.

How Do We Share Your Information?
Bethel Church does not share your personal information with other institutions outside of Bethel Church. However, Bethel Church may share your personal information if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms Of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Bethel Church, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

Information Security
Bethel Church takes commercially reasonable steps to implement appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These steps may include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We restrict access to personal information to Bethel Church employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. Bethel Church is not responsible, however, if unauthorized access to information occurs.

Data Integrity
We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Enforcement
Bethel Church periodically reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. When we receive formal written complaints regarding privacy issues, it is our policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns.

We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Bethel Church and an individual.

Questions
Any questions about our privacy policy can be directed to: info@dcBethel.org.