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Church Plants

See a comprehensive list of churches planted by Bethlehem since our beginning in 1871.

Listed below are the churches planted out of Bethlehem since 2003 as part of our Treasuring Christ Together strategy. Beginning after the Cities Church plant, Bethlehem’s ongoing strategy for church plants is a part of our Fill These Cities 25 x25 vision.


Center City Church in San Diego, launched in 2021. Center City Churchs mission is to, by faith, glorify God by joyfully making, maturing, and multiplying worshipers of Jesus through the power of his Spirit.


Living Hope Church in Maple Grove, Minnesota, launched in 2021. Living Hope Church is a community where people can see Jesus, engage in community, and live on mission.


Emmaus Church in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, launched in 2020. Emmaus Church is a community of Christians gathering together to worship our triune God in White Bear Lake and to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Église Baptiste Bethléem in Yaoundé, Cameroon, launched in 2020. The mission of Église Baptiste Bethléem is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.


Echo Church in Chino, California, launched in 2019. Echo Church exists to glorify God by gathering in worship, training to love and preach the gospel, and sending for the joy of all peoples.


Ekklesia in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was officially approved as a Bethlehem church plant in 2019, although it launched in 2015. Ekklesia is a Christ-centered community on mission to love and serve God, one another, our neighbors, and the nations by making disciples of Jesus.


Gracia Sobre Gracia in Westin, Florida, launched in 2018. Gracia Sobre Gracia is a community of disciples who seek to see lives transformed by the gospel of Christ to make an impact on their family, church, and community.


New Creation Church in Granville, New York, launched in 2017. New Creation Church is a community of Christians committed to loving Jesus, serving people, and telling the Good News of Jesus both in Granville and around the world.

Table Rock Church in Boise, Idaho, began building Life Groups in Fall 2017 and plans to begin meeting weekly in the Boise Train Depot in April 2018. Table Rock Church desires to see all people pursue joy in Christ Jesus.

Redemption City Church in Rochester Minnesota, launched in Fall 2017, as a new church plant seeking to experience the redemptive work of Christ among individuals, peoples, and in all of creation.

Northfield Community Church launched as a church plant in April 2017. They desire to know Christ and make Christ known in Northfield, Minnesota.

Cities Church launched in January 2015 with the mission to make disciples and plant churches. They gather for worship at 1524 Summit Ave in St. Paul.

City of Joy Fellowship has been commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to preach the gospel and make disciples for the glory of God and the joy of the city of East St. Louis, Illinois, the St. Louis Metro area, and the world.

The Heights Church was renamed from Hayden Heights Baptist Church after going through a “restart” that began in 2011 with Bethlehem Baptist Church. Hayden Heights had been in existence for 89 years at the time their congregation agreed to work with church planter Weyland Leach, who was installed as pastor in July 2013.

New City of Nations Church exists to advance the reign of Christ among all peoples, through a redeemed community of all peoples. NCNC is a missional, multi-ethnic, and multiplying church, launched in September 2012. Today they meet in the old Knox Church, 1536 W. Minnehaha Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104 (one block South of Hamline University).

Redemption City Church was approved by Bethlehem Baptist Church as a TCT Church Plant in July 2011 to plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They officially launched in September 2012. They now meet in their own building at 1533 Cambridge Dr. SE Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Christ Redeemer Church began working to advance the kingdom of God on the east side of the Twin Cities when they began meeting in Woodbury in September 2010.

Urban Harvest Fellowship started to bring the power and presence of God, in the gospel of Jesus Christ, to bear upon one of the darkest areas of North Little Rock, Arkansas, in May 2010.

Jubilee Community Church was commissioned in January 2010 to see the gospel spread through the diverse Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods of South Minneapolis. Jubilee is meeting at the 16/33 Center.

Kaleo Church began working toward establishment with missional communities in January 2009 in the urban area of San Diego.

Glory of Christ Fellowship opened its doors in Fall 2007 in Elk River, Minnesota. Their vision is to be enthralled with the glory of God and to proclaim the excellencies of God among the nations through Jesus Christ.

Grace Community Church began having weekly services in November 2006 in urban Memphis, Tennessee. Their desire is to not only act as followers of Christ, but to be followers of Christ.

Treasuring Christ Church exists to spread among all peoples a joyful love for Jesus Christ in all things for the glory of God. The church was planted in 2005 in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

Desiring God Community Church was planted in 2003 and seeks to be a church that builds joyful community from the many people groups God has brought to Charlotte, North Carolina.


Little Earth Fellowship started in 2015 exists to glorify God by equipping, encouraging, and empowering all tribes to see Jesus Christ and make Him known. They are located in the Urban Core of South Minneapolis. For more information contact Greg Mott