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Beth Haven Baptist Church

A Haven of Rest For the Saint of God

 

About Us

OUR LOCATION:

Beth Haven is an Independent Baptist Church located in the northeast part of Morgantown, West Virginia, in the Cheat Lake community.

 

OUR HISTORY:

The founding pastor, Jack Misner, founded and served the church from 1984-1990. In September of 1990 the church called David M. Coe, a native of Michigan, to be their 2nd pastor. In the last 25 years Beth Haven has been slowly and steadily growing into a strong Baptist Church.

 

OUR AFFILIATIONS:

Because Pastor Coe grew up in a pastor's home, and was trained for the ministry in a local church, his approach to ministry does not fall into the various "camps" that so many pastors often identify themselves with.  We are independent but DO NOT identify with most of what is called the IFB.

Our pastor reads the works of the Puritans as well as men such as Calvin, Luther, Bunyan, Owen, Gurnall, Gill, Spurgeon, Edwards, Warfield, Henry, Lloyd-Jones, Pink, Ryle, etc.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY:

We are not a gimmicks and programs oriented church. If you are looking for a church with youth programs, children's churches, contests, prizes, and a carnival type atmosphere, then we might not be the right church for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for a church where your family can worship the Lord together; a place that emphasizes strong, biblical, expository preaching and congregational singing, then we encourage you to come visit us!

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY OF GROWTH:

We are against shallow soul-winning. We preach faith and repentance toward Christ, which produces true conversions. Most of our converts were led to the Lord after sitting through several hours of home Bible study with the pastor. We are not interested in building a large membership of unconverted people. Our goal is a church that pleases the Lord, not a church that impresses men.

 

OUR PEOPLE:

Beth Haven is a congregation of about 50+ people who are of modest means, ranging in age from young adult to seniors. Beth Haven is home to many young families with children, as well as a handful of college students from West Virginia University (WVU) and surrounding colleges.