Bethel Christian Assembly

Bethel Christian Assembly

5405 West 1st Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226

(303) 777-2100

Bethel's Legacy

Bethel’s humble beginnings originated in 1957 but, the seeds were planted years before by those with unwavering commitment who were dedicated to serve The Lord and build the “House of God.”

A decade before Bethel broke ground at 5405 W. 1st Avenue, the congregation met at 37th & Gilpin St. under the name Radio Prayer League

Present at Bethel’s ground breaking in 1956 are S.H. Patterson, who founded the Radio Prayer League in 1928, along with Bethel’s builder, G.W. Belk Sr & other founding church members.

Director Ethyl Steljis leads the choir

Early members pray and worship together

Bob Dietrich, G.W. Belk Sr, S.H. Patterson, & elders 1957

Charles Martin, G.W. Belk Sr. & S.H. Patterson preparing the time capsule in the cornerstone

The congregation gathers in front of a partially finished building on 1st Avenue sometime in 1957.

Some of those present are (right to left):  

Brother Hines, Mother Geihsler, Elmer Hilzer (Kenny in arms), Vincent Merritt, Mrs. Zora Potter, Charlie Potter, Norman & Grace LaMay, Bob (Robert) Dietrich Sr., Delores Rule, G.W., Betty, George jr, Gary, & Roger Belk, Oscar Beardsley & daughter Mary, Walter Gossenberger, S.H. Patterson, Cy Abbot, Effie Abbot, Mary Presentadi, Molly Hilzer, Carol Hizler, Olive Norman, T.J. Norman, Sister Sadie Rule, Charles Martin

Radio Prayer League in 1944

Easter Sunday at Bethel with the choir 1960’s

Easter Sunday 1960’s

Bethel Choir 1960’s

Sunday service in progress!