Bethany Bible church began in 1983, though it wasn't incorporated unitl 1984, with Paul Travis as the first pastor. Its early emphasis was on biblical preaching, missions, and evangelism. AWANA was one of its earliest outreaches. In 1984, the church began looking for property to build on. The lot on Chadwick Ave. was discovered, bought, and by Easter 1985, paid for. On April, 1984, after the morning worship service, ground was broken for the new building. The building was completed and dedicated in 1987.