Our Pastor

A native of Philadelphia, PA, Rev. Dr. Ricky A. Lee is a retired Naval officer, and the 11th pastor unanimously elected to the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Under his leadership, Bethlehem has seen enormous growth and development in our membership as well as enhancements to our facilities and service to the community. Click here for our Pastor's bio.

Our First Lady

A fifth-generation preacher, Rev. Dr. Pamela Chandler Lee is an anointed preacher, teacher, writer, and scholar. With a wide range of experiences from serving as a Naval officer, an administrator in higher education, and as an evangelist, Dr. Lee is grateful for every opportunity to serve the Lord and to preach His Gospel. Click here for our First Lady's bio and preaching schedule.

Our History

The origins of Bethlehem Baptist Church date back to a time when ministers traveled throughout the community seeking locations to conduct services. On December 6, 1772, one such meeting house was established on the Couche’s plantation, which was located approximately 3 miles west of Christianville, Virginia, now known as Chase City, Virginia. This meeting house was commonly called “The Bethel Meeting House,” and it uniquely consisted of both whites and blacks. By August 1840, “The Bethel Meeting House” consisted of 195 members. Click here for more information about the history of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Our Logo

Conceptualized by Rev. Dr. Ricky A. Lee, the 11th pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, our logo consists of several elements which identify who we are, what we do, and whom we serve. Click here for a detailed description of each element.