Bethel Baptist was founded in October 2003 with 36 people in the first service. Since then the church has has been able to purchase property and build their own facility located on the old Shadyside Inn Restaurant property. In October 2011 they transplanted a core of twelve members to Masontown where the Bridge Baptist Church was launched. In 2012 they launched the New Life Baptist Church in Dunbar. Both of these church plants are stable and doing well.