About Us

Bethel Baptist Church was organized in 1894 as a daughter church of First Baptist Church in Willmar, MN.  Bethel is located in Kerkhoven which is approximately 15 miles west of Willmar and 115 miles west of the Twin Cities on US Highway 12.  We are affiliated with Converge North Central (regionally) and a part of Converge Worldwide (nationally).   

We are a family-friendly church with activities for all age groups.  “Loving God—Loving People” describes the heart of who we are as a church.  Our worship is God-honoring and Christ-centered.  “Blended” would describe our music with the use of hymns and new worship songs.  Our preaching is solidly Biblical with application to daily life.  

Bethel has always had a strong commitment to missions.  We have had several members over the years called to the mission field.  We welcome you to worship with us.   Bring the family!