Bethel Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church

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Let the Children Praise Him In Dance

The Praise Expression Concert was truly a blessing.

We encourage the membership and friends to support our youth and come out and witness their creativity.

Contact the church for your DVD or VHS copy of the service.

**Preview below**









Angela Lockhart

Youth Ministry Director

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."

Prov. 22:6

Youth Ministry Leaders

Vision: Co-laborers for Jesus Christ

Mission : Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church Youth Ministry leaders are co-laborers for Christ. We commit to serve our young people by reaching, teaching, and training them in the ways of God.

Scripture Background/Biblical Truths:

  • Psalms 37:5-6
  • Psalms 86:11-12
  • I Timothy 1:7
  • John 13:34-35
  • Deuteronomy 31:6




Pastor Rickey L. Houston

Deacon Tony Cooper

Director of Youth Ministry

Youth Counselors

Children's Church Staff



Requirements of the Youth Ministry Leadership

  • Study and Practice biblical truths
  • Prayer as a key element
  • Model Christian attributes
  • Win souls to Christ
  • Promote the youth of Bethel in a positive manner


  • Support various efforts of youth ministry
  • Increase Bible knowledge
  • Encourage fellowship outings
  • Promote higher standards of excellence


Youth Ministry Purpose:

To provide personified youth ministry whereby we establish relationships with youth and teens, imparting the Gospel in order to introduce them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and then to nurture that relationship. The ministry team has three core goals: 1) Invite youth to a personal relationship with God. 2) Challenge youth to grow in their relationship with God through personal devotion, Bible study and Christian discipline. 3) Offer youth opportunities to experience their faith through service in local and national missions and worship. The ministry team works to provide programming in four areas: worship, mission, scripture based education and community building.


Angelic Choir Youth Choir

Youth Ushers Young Disciples

Children's Church

Vision:  Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for such is the kingdom of God . St. Mark 10:14.

Purpose:  To have a spirit-filled Children’s Church, that is Christ-centered, designed to religiously educate and enhance our children through the Word of God. Children’s Ministry by definition is “God working through the lives of spirit-filled leaders to meet the wholistic needs of young people.

Mission Statement:  “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverb 22:6


  • Meet them on their level.
  • Show them the ways of Jesus Christ.
  • Nurture their growth
  • Encourage them to be proud, efficient, effective and secure.
  • Teach them to share their faith.


Teem Summit

Come join the fun and excitement of learning and applying God's Word (the Bible) to your child's life....

Wednesdays night at 7pm


Community Service

The youth ministry continues its efforts to volunteer in community service throughout St. Petersburg. Our youths have actively volunteered for the past three years with organizations such as the Salvation Army.


Youth Harvest Fest 2005


Praise Him With The Timbrel and Dance

Psalms 150:4

Creative Expression Creative Expression

Lift up your hands in the Sanctuary and bless the Lord.....Psalms 134:2

Creative ExpressionCreative Expression

Dance ministries witness to the unsaved through dance, and to edify God’s kingdom by enhancing the praise and worship experience for the church. Praise dance promotes the development of an intimate relationship with God through praise and worship.






Youth Ministry counselors meet Wednesdays after the first Sunday of each month at 6:30pm.

Your encouragement and faithful support of this ministry is appreciated as we continue to train up the future leaders of Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church.



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