Bethel Cincinnati, Our Story.
Who we are?
Bethel Cincinnati Church, founded in 2013 by Lead Pastors and former collegiate athletes Brian and Chavonne Taylor, is a church plant of Bethel World Outreach Church in Nashville, TN and Orlando World Outreach Center in Orlando, FL. Burdned by the need for racial reconciliation in a city whose history is marred by the memory of race riots, the Taylors began cultivating an ethnically and generationally diverse team of 35 men and women in 2012 while they were still Associate Pastors at Orlando World Outreach Church in Orlando, FL. In the year leading up to Bethel Cincinnati's launch on September 8, 2013, while the Taylors were hopping plane flights and making long car drives from Nashville, God miraculously joined other key leaders into this team:
- Associate Pastors and Cincinnati native Drs. Steve and Cristy Robinson who, with their three musically-inclined children, left the famous "Music City USA" for a city with a rich musical heritage and lots of extended family; and
- Creative Directors and Disney World and cruise ship performance veterans Van and Bree Dobbins who left sunny Orlando, Florida anxiously anticipating Ohio blizzards, which have yet to materialize.
Other key leaders began to be added to the team and from there Bethel Cincinnati Church has grown from our humble roots, gathering in the basement of a launch team member's home in the early days to Sunday services at first the Correyville Recreational Center then the beautiful third floor auditorium of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. Now Bethel Cincy is occupying a newly renovated space on the corner of Clifton Avenue and Woolper, in the heart of the Clifton Gaslight District. With our redesigned and secure kids' ministry spaces and a worship center retrofitted to suit our diverse, and some might say eclectic and unique, worship style, Bethel Cincinnati has room to grow. Come join us and meet a diverse congregation ready to worship Jesus Christ and grow in faith together, so that we can reach a city to touch the world, one disciple at a time.