Welcome to Bethany Beach Christian Church. We invite you to join us for worship at 9:30 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: 9:30 AM
P.O. Box 1484
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Minister: The Rev. Rusty Hesse
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 Minister
The Rev. Dr. Rayner W. ("Rusty") Hesse, Jr. begins his ministry with BBCC on August 6, 2017. A native of Baltimore, and a long-time resident of New York, Pastor Hesse is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary and The General Theological Seminary in New York, and he received his doctorate (D. Min.) from New York Theological Seminary in 2005. He is an officer of the Delaware Society Sons of the American Revolution and a member of the advisory board of Bethany Area Repertory Theater (BART). Pastor Hesse lives in Bethany Beach with his spouse, Anthony, and his yellow Labrador, Blanca.
News & Events
Christmas Eve Services
Bethany Beach Christian Church will have two services on Christmas Eve. A morning service at our regular time of 9:30AM. We will also have an evening service at 7P . . . (more)
Advent Study Group
Our church is sponsoring an Advent Study group on the book: Seeing a Different World by Rev. Elizabeth Hagan. The group will meet on Thursdays during Advent from 12 noon - 1:3 . . . (more)
Socrates Café featured in Delmarva Now/Delaware Wave
The article, entitled "Socrates Café challenges your ideas and beliefs" was published on 1/26/17. Read it here. . . . (more)