Whether it is through music, prayer, or preaching, God's word is at the center of all of our gatherings. Each service includes a time of blended worship, focused prayer, cheerful giving, and bible centered preaching that will transform people's lives and build disciples for Jesus Christ
We have designated parking for our guests located in the upper parking lot.
We have greeters located at the doors who would be happy to help you find where you need to go.
Yes. We offer child care in a clean environment- staffed by caring workers for infants and toddlers during all church services.
Most of those who attend our services dress in business casual to casual. Just come as you are, wear what you have, and join us for worship.
It's important to us that you feel welcome when visiting. We hope our atmosphere will help you feel relaxed and comfortable. The music and worship are built around Biblical themes that are timeless. We are glad to have you join us in worship! You will be greeted and welcomed.
You're welcome at Beaumont Baptist Church and we're excited for you to consider being a part of our church family! Our intent is to serve the whole family. During our worship service, we have care available for infants and children. Your children will receive real spiritual training from a group of caring leaders during this time
Here at Beaumont Baptist Church, we place a high priority on the preaching and teaching of God's Word. The worship service is a time for us to come together as a community to learn, be encouraged, and be challenged by God's Word. Other opportunities exist beyond the Sunday worship service where members have a chance to grow, fellowship, or otherwise be a part of a Church family that lives out their faith together.
We believe there is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all-powerful and all-knowing, and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him, we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with humanity yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person has effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever-present Lord. (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination, He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration, He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian guarantees that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good work. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins when one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
We were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9
We believe God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. We believe marriage unites one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God's unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.
On October 27, 1878 Alice Jane Cranford was born to John H. Cranford and Mary Elizabeth Jamison in York County. As a teenager, she was born into the family of God. In 1902, Alice Cranford and John David Cooley were married. They moved to the Beaumont Community in 1904. They were members of the Missionary Society that met regularly in different homes. Aware of the need for a Baptist Church in the community and against discouraging words the Society began praying for this need. After assurance from God, Alice Cooley approached Judge J. J. Gentry who owned property near the present intersection of the Southern and Kingston streets with the group’s request for land for a Baptist Church. He said “if you will have $50.00 by Saturday night, I will give you the lot to build the church on.” After stating that her God owned the cattle on a thousand hills every day that week, Alice Cooley went from house to house collecting nickels, dimes and quarters from her friends who wanted to contribute to this cause. She made a list of people’s names who gave and embroidered every name on a cloth. The property was donated by Judge Gentry but was never built at this location, primarily because of lack of visibility and accessibility to the church.
According to some sources, Mrs. I. L. West’s father paid $200.00 for the property at 717 North Liberty where the first building was erected. The first service in this structure was held on Sunday morning, February 28, 1909. The first speaker was the late Judge J. J. Gentry, who was very instrumental in the erection and reality of the building. The second speaker who brought the evening message on February 28, was the late Dr. T. M. Bailey who was the Secretary of the State Mission Board at the time. The original structure was a neat wooden building and it was completed in 1909 under the leadership of the late Rev. J. W. Walker who was pastor. Much credit was given to him for all his work and effort in seeing this project completed. The building was remolded in 1951 under the leadership of the late Rev. Dewey S. Welchel. Several Sunday School rooms were added at this time and then in 1958, the basement was dug out and more Sunday School rooms were added.
In June 1980, Pastor John H. Cox was called to Beaumont. Under his guidance and leadership, the church had experienced a sound and healthy growth in all departments of church work. As a result of this growth, the people of Beaumont realized the need for a larger facility to accommodate the growing membership. In August 1987, 6.4 acres of land was purchased at 945 Beaumont Avenue, Extension from Mr. Paul Burnett. The land, through miraculous and generous giving, was paid off in 11 months and in 1989, the architectural firm of McMillian and Satterfield drew up blueprints for our new church. Triangle Construction was hired as builders with David McAbee as the architect. The beautifully finished structure measured a total of 30,250 square feet, including 5,250 square feet sanctuary which has seating for 544 persons. The rest of the building has 25 rooms, including offices and the fellowship area with a full kitchen. At the completion of the construction and for the dedication, the workers enclosed a time capsule in the building’s cornerstone. Many members gave items for the capsule such as a church directory, the history of our church, a Bible and a song given by Carolyn Welchel.
We have had two additions to our property. In 1996, members gave to have a double garage built to house the two vans purchased for our van ministry. Again in 2000, money was raised for playground equipment that was set up in a landscaped, fenced area. Our future desires are for a Family Life Center. Several years after enjoying worship in our new building and many years after Alice Cooley and her labors on earth were ended and she had gone home to be with the Lord, our church was visited by her two daughters. They possessed the cloth with all the embroidered names on it and donated it to our church. Mrs. Grace Harris, a church member since the age of 16 and one of our oldest members, was presented with the material and asked to make a quilt. It is encased in a frame built by the late Mr. Jr. Pye, a deacon and member since November 22, 1981 and the late Mr. James Robinson, a deacon and member since April 12, 1964. The framed quilt now hangs in our fellowship hall.
The history of Beaumont Baptist Church has been a long and storied one. It has seen wars, economic boom and depression, spiritual depravity and revival, industrial revolution, scientific advancements and population explosion. Through all these things Beaumont has survived because people found relevance in its message. This celebration is not just about honoring an institution that has survived for 110 years but it is a journey to learn of the ageless appeal of the church and is a call to reaffirm our commitment to the reason for its relevance, Jesus Christ.