History

Bethel was established as a “Pregnancy Care Ministry” in 1988 which offered a 24-hour crisis pregnancy hotline and opened its first Voice of Hope Pregnancy Center in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.   Bethel currently consists of three Voice of Hope Pregnancy centers serving Marion, Crawford and Wyandot counties. Each center offers a variety of services such as free laboratory-grade pregnancy tests, a baby and maternity clothing closet, information on adoption and abortion alternatives, lay counseling and a prenatal and parenting education program. The ministry believes in the sanctity of human life and will not, under any circumstances, encourage or refer for abortion.  In 2012, our centers served  619 clients though our clothing closet, conducted 75 pregnancy tests and fulfilled over 595 Earn While You Learn appointments. 
 
Over the last twenty five years, Bethel Ministries has undergone many transitions. Starting as a pregnancy center then later opening a teen maternity home, Bethel Home for Expectant Mothers, and later still an after-care facility, Loudan After-care Home. Our ministry is continuing to transform. In 2008, we closed both residential portions of our ministry,  in 2009 we consolidated our two centers in Crawford County in an effort to be better stewards of our resources. In 2010, we moved into our new Medical Facility in Marion and as of April 14, we have been open and providing limited ultrasounds.
 

It has been proven that a woman who sees her baby on an ultrasound most often chooses life for that child, 70-90%.

 

 

MISSION: 

" Bethel Ministries is a life-affirming organization that promotes the Sanctity of Human Life and educates and equips individuals to make positive choices consistent with God's design for family and sexuality."