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Bethel St. Paul

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Bethel-St. Paul United Church of Christ was founded on December 10, 1995 from a merge between St. Paul Evangelical United Church of Christ and Bethel United Church of Christ. St. Paul Evangelical was established by German immigrants in downtown Louisville in 1836. It was the founding congregation of the United Church of Christ in the Greater Louisville area. After enjoying many fruitful years of ministry and mission, the church experienced several decades of declining membership.


In the early 1990’s, the congregation decided that merging with a sister church was the best way to continue its 150 year mission. Bethel Church was established on the eastern edge of Louisville in 1923. Affectionately, the community has known Bethel as the “Turtle Soup Church” by virtue of a tradition of preparing and serving turtle soup that began in 1929. Through her history, this congregation has outwardly focused on touching lives for the sake of the gospel. Thus, the once strong image of “turtle soup” has given way to such outreach ministries as an annual “Living Nativity” project, a comprehensive Vacation Bible School program, a generous emergency financial assistance ministry, and servant evangelism projects.


Bethel-St. Paul Church is looking forward to the future with great anticipation. As one, truly united church, Bethel-St. Paul is committed to reaching the community for Jesus Christ.


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