Meet the Pastor

Derek A. Arnold, D. Min. Senior Pastor


What a joy it is to introduce you to our church! You’ll discover that our passion is to provide a place where people just like you can have a life-changing experience with God.

At Bethlehem Church, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. We are life-giving, multicultural church located in central city Toledo and our goal is to make disciples for Christ by infusing God’s love into people and families through engaging powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways.

Together, we’re striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there’s relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer and compassionate care for those in need. In short, we’d like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the entire community, one life at a time.

So, if you still just checking out the “church scene” and investigating the claims of Christ, thank you for allowing us to help you in your search. Or, if you are a committed disciple of Christ who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Bethlehem.

We invite you to visit our Sunday Worship Service each week at 9:00 A.M, followed by our Spiritual Growth Convocation at 11:00 A.M. in the New Life Center. Child care classes for ages 3 through kindergarten are available at the beginning of worship. We also offer an exciting program for your children kindergarten through high school, following worship.

In the meantime, you’ll learn more about Bethlehem Church and how to get connected by using our online resources.

Enjoy, and please contact us if you have any questions.

God bless you,

Derek A. Arnold, D. Min.
Senior Pastor