Bethesda Historical Society

January 23, 2024 - Bethesda's 153rd birthday!

Spiritual Biography of Bethesda Presbyterian Church

Historically, Bethesda Presbyterian Church is recognized as “the church that named Bethesda.” However, today’s ministry focuses on the present urbanization of the community. The current structure has been located in downtown Bethesda for almost 100 years, but the congregation had previously served the southern part of Montgomery County at two other locations for 200 years dating back to the original European settlement of this area during the second quarter of the 18th century.

Source: “A Brief Spiritual Biography of Bethesda Presbyterian Church” on the Bethesda Presbyterian website