Established: 2000

 Purpose/Mission Statement: The class was developed and is open for new members who are interested or have a desire to learn about our Lord and Savior through the word of God.

 Historical Information

  The Friday Night Bible Class started in the summer of 2000, under the Pastorate of Reverend Alpheus L. Bright, with one of our new members, Sister Curry as the lead teacher.  Sometime during that same year, Reverend Bright took over the class as the principle teacher with approximately seven or eight members.  Later, during the same year, Reverend Bright asked Deacon Herbert R. Young, Sr. to take over the class and be the principle teacher.  The Friday Night Bible Class meets every Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  During the summer months the class is not held due to vacations; the class resumes during the month of September.

 With the help of the Lord, the class grew from seven or eight members to about sixty-five, but some of the students are sick and cannot attend class on a regular basis.  We know they are praying with us and for us, as we continue to pray for them.  Currently our class size is about thirty-five to forty members, who are not all members of the Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, but there is always room for many, many more.

 About four or five years ago, the class started in the New Testament beginning with the book of Matthew and labored through to the book of Revelation; taking each New Testament Book, verse by verse, line by line, and precept upon precept and rightly divide the words of truth.  In the late fall of 2004, the class started with the Old Testament beginning with Book of Genesis, and with the help of the Lord the class will continue straight through until completing the Book of Malachi.

 Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

 If you are interested in learning the word of God, please come out on Tuesday evening at 6:00pm and experience the dynamic teaching of Deacon Herb Young. All are welcome.