Bethesda Baptist Church
The Rev. Dean Watson is the pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church in Harlem. The church, which is more than 100 years old, offers a variety of music at its services, including piano and taped music.
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Address: 5793 Old Augusta Highway, Harlem
Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Services: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday morning worship service, 11 a.m.; Sunday evening discipleship training, 6 p.m.; Sunday evening worship service, 7 p.m.; and Wednesday prayer and Bible study, 7 p.m.
Pastor: Dean Watson
Congregation size: 160 to 170
Membership: Most who attend are from Columbia County.
Founded: "I'm not sure, but it's over 100 years old," Watson said.
Known for: "Teaching the word, preaching and good fellowship," he said.
Music: The church offers a variety of music, Watson said. The church uses instruments such as piano and taped music.
What would you say to someone who's thinking about giving your church a try?
"It's a loving church, and it has a vision," he said. "My theory is love the people, preach the word and win souls."
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing the faithful today?
"I feel it's making sense of what's happening in the world today," he said. "People want to know if God's really in control. He is a God in total control, whether we realize it or not."
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