Grace be unto you and Peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Our Senior Pastor, The Reverend James N. Preston has served the Bethesda Community Baptist Church faithfully as our leader and shepherd for the past 25 years. After much guidance and prayer, our Pastor has made the decision to retire as Senior Pastor the end of this current year 2022. God has blessed Pastor James N. Preston to serve the city of Phoenix with 38 years total of pastoring 3 churches.

The Retirement Committee and the entire Bethesda Community Baptist Church invites you to join with us as we celebrate our leader and First Lady for a job well done in ministry and service to the Christian community. We will be celebrating our Pastor and First Lady with a Formal Gala nd a Final Celebration Service in the month of December 2022. 

The scheduled events are as follows:

Retirement Gala

Fri., Dec.9th | 7pm -10PM

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 North 3rd St Phoenix, Az 85004
Tickets: $125/Person $1250/Table

Celebration Service

Sunday, Dec. 11th | 4pm

Bethesda Community Baptist Church
906 E. Jones Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040

Guest Speaker
Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr.
First Institutional Baptist Church



Accommodations have been made for those traveling for this event. Please refer to the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown by website or call (866) 837-4213 with Block #BCB
Hotel Rooms are available in this block for $199 per night.

Reservations must be made by November 18th, 2022

Lastly, the Retirement Committee is putting together a Special Tribute Program Book for this event and we are asking all who can to join us in honoring and celebrating Pastor James N. Preston by placing a personal ad in the Tribute Program Book. Please refer to the attached Ad Form on this letter for further details. The deadline for your tribute ads is Nov. 25th, 2022.
For further questions regarding the Gala Tickets, Celebration Service, and Tribute Program Ads, please contact Wannetta Davis

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weekly services

Sunday Morning Worship | 11AM

Mid Week Bible Study | 7PM

Friday Night Prayer | 6PM