Beginning in March 2017, Pastor Beto Alzate, met with several people who had shown an interest in starting Spanish worship services at Bethel
Having received a firm and enthusiastic response it was agreed to have services on Friday evenings at 7:00 pm, twice a month. The first Spanish service was on April 7 with more than 35 people in attendance, with the support from those attending continuing on a strong course.
The second service was on April 28, with the turnout about the same, and by May 12 the number of worshipers was increasing.
The new worshiping community is calling itself La Casa de Dios (The House of God). This comes from the Hebrew origin of the word Bethel as the dwelling place of God.
Please keep Pastor Beto and the other leaders of the Hispanic Outreach at La Casa De Dios/Bethel in your prayers as they expand their ministry in East Dallas
The Hispanic Ministry officially launched at Bethel in 2016 with a Back-to School blessing in August and Wednesday Night ESL Classes in September.
More than 30 adults and children participated in the classes on a weekly basis. Pastor Beto also developed relationships with these families and others from our partner DISD school, Highland Meadows. From there he started offering pastoral care, parenting classes, Bible studies, soccer at Highland Meadows and other opportunities to engage these families.