Welcome to Bethany Beach Christian Church. We invite you to join us for worship at 9:00 AM on any Sunday throughout the year. Dress is casual. Whether you are a local resident or simply visiting in the Bethany Beach area, we hope you will come visit us.
For those looking for a place to enhance your faith journey, we encourage you to join us. We are a place of diversity and hospitality and a congregation of different points of view, which give us the opportunity to learn from one another. Bethany Beach Christian Church is a small and friendly church that invites you to join us in celebrating the Word of God. Our pastor bases his sermons on particular scriptures and gives guidance on how to incorporate them in our daily lives.
Serving • Inclusive • Open-Minded • Open Communion
7 N. Pennsylvania Ave. (Building #7)
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
On the grounds of the Bethany Beach Conference Center
(next to the playground)
Service Time: 9:00 AM
P.O. Box 1484
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Interim Minister: Rev. Peter G. Maurer
News & Events
Remembering The Rev. Dr. William "Chris" Hobgood
July 25, 1936 - May 31, 2019
William Christopher (“Chris”) Hobgood was born in Lotumbe, Congo, in 1936. Chris lived in Kentucky when his family was on furlough, but Africa was his true childho . . .
This congregation is a loving faith community which strives to demonstrate its faith values by deeds more than by words. As God is all-embracing, we value all worshipers in the hope that each person's spiritual journey can flourish from individual faith into communal compassion and action.
Meet the interim Minister
Rev. Peter G. Maurer has always been a so-called bi-vocational minister, doing labor-relations and employee-benefits work for the New Jersey State Treasury and, later, CWA Local 1033, then retiring in 2011. At the same time, he served as pastor of the Third Reformed (RCA) Church in Raritan and the Manville Reformed (UCC) Church in Manville, NJ. He most recently served as Interim Minister at the Frankford (DE) Presbyterian (PCUSA) Church. While he is minister emeritus with the Reformed Church in America, he currently has ministerial standing with the Chesapeake Association, Central Atlantic Conference, United Church of Christ.
Rev. Maurer and his wife, Beth, have lived in Delaware since 2012, though they have owned homes in the state since 1995. Before coming to Delaware, they were both natives of New Jersey. They married in 1969, and after 17 years of marriage, they adopted their son, Christian, from Chile, and their daughter, Dina, from El Salvador.