The Mennonites are spiritual descendants of the 16th century Anabaptists, who were radical

disciples of Jesus Christ.  Rather than appeal solely to church tradition, the Anabaptists sought to restore the church's primary allegiance to the person of Jesus Christ.  They were zealous in sharing their faith, demonstrating God's love in daily life, and extending forgiveness to those who persecuted them.  

Menno Simons was an early prominent leader and eventually the group became known as the Mennonites.

Currently there are over one million members world-wide.  Mennonite beliefs and practices vary, 

but following Jesus as both Savior and Lord in daily life is a central value, along with peacemaking, reconciliation and extending healing and hope to the broken world in which we live.  We know that

the work of reconciliation is well beyond our limited human capacity, and is made possible

only by the power of the Holy Spirit working in us and through us.

Read more about Bethesda Mennonite Church history.

Bethesda Pastors 1874-Present

Bethesda History 1874-Present

Bethesda Mennonite Church

1933 Renovation   

(Illustration by Carrie Bergen)

Bethesda Mennonite Church

1957 Renovation