The New Bethel Community Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1807 Community in Alexandria, Louisana.
Our Pastor is Rev. Clarence Dupar, Jr.
In 1980, Rev. Fred Jacobs and a group of baptized believers stepped out on faith in search of a church home. Bro. Dan Hamilton went to Mrs. Peggy Trotter at the Ramada Inn. This is where our first service was held. In search of a more permanent church home, several members were lead to a church at 2521 England Drive. Our first service was held on December 1980 at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
Rev. Wyman Lewis served as pastor for several years but in 1987 he resigned. The Lord sent us another leader in October of that year named Clarence Dupar, Jr. The United Educational Missionary Baptist Association under Rev. Abe Lowe’s presidency installed Pastor Dupar.
Under his leadership our congregation’s membership started to increase, auxiliaries reorganized, choirs were formed and new Deacons were installed.
On July 19, 1995 we paid the final note on the England Drive church. A note burning service was held on August 27, 1995. As the membership continued to grow, an addition was completed on the church building.
With the Lord’s continued blessings and the membership continuing to increase, Pastor Dupar and Deacon Lorenzo Davis, Sr. seek out a larger place to worship. This brought us where we are now. In December 2006, New Bethel held its 1st worship at the 3.7 acres and 5500 square feet building located at 1807 Community Lane in Alexandria, LA. Because we liked the idea of being a part of the community we added “Community” to our name. Since 2006 the New Bethel Community Missionary Baptist Church has updated the parking lot, purchased a new van, added our Soul Kitchen Ministry (serving the best salads in town)Summer Camp for Youth, we house the YCBM Summer Youth Program and we now have our newly formed Ladies Of Praise Team. We have also updated our sound systems, our church on England Drive continues to thrive with their members and after our partnerships with T & R Entertainment with the New Bethel Crusaders, we are becoming known as quartet headquarters.
After 40 years we have no plans to stop. With the Lord on our side we will continue to move forward with our ministry staff which includes our Associate Pastor, Rev. Johnny Brown and our God sent leader, Pastor Clarence Dupar, Jr. because we know without a shadow of a doubt, that we have come this far by FAITH!
We give Him all the Glory and we give Him all the Praise.
1st Sunday - Communion
3rd Sunday- Youth
4th Sunday - Brotherhood
Sunday @ 9:45am