1889

Beulah Baptist Church organized

In 1889, a group of members of the Mount Zion Second Baptist Church decided to exercise their Baptist rights to organize a church. They met in Rivers Hall on Marietta Street and with their founder and first pastor, Dr. W.L. Jones, organized the Beulah Baptist Church with 110 members. This small band of staunch Christians grew spiritually and physically, and in 1889 the Sunday School Department was organized with Brother Isom Henderson as the first superintendent.

1889

Beulah Baptist Church organized

1942

Beulah Baptist Church is formed & the Legacy begins

Since 1908, the continuous growth of the Beulah Baptist Church has been nurtured by eight able-bodied, divinely-inspired spiritual giants – Rev. C.J. Hardy and Rev. W.M. Ferrell for a total of 5 years, Rev. H.H. Coleman for 5 years, Dr. L.A. Pinkston for 11 1/2 years, Rev. A.G. Davis for 8 years

1942

Beulah Baptist Church is formed & the Legacy begins

1942

Rev. Juan L. Burt called to lead as Pastor

He provided 15 years of energetic and dynamic leadership. During the pastorate of Rev. Burt, the life of Beulah Church was revitalized both spiritually and physically. The membership grew and was reorganized; the church edifice and parsonage were remodeled; the Sunday School Department reached an all time high; and a formal building fund was instituted, to name a few of the many accomplishments of the Burt years.

1942

Rev. Juan L. Burt called to lead as Pastor

1958

Rev. W.L. Cottrell installed as Pastor

Rev. W.L. Cottrell answered the call of the pastorate of the Beulah Baptist Church in February 1958. Under the dynamic, sane, visionary, and deeply spiritual ministry of Rev. Cottrell. The Beulah Church has enjoyed an unexcelled period of growth and development. The Sunday School Department continued to grow. New ministries were organized, old ministries were revived and expanded to meet the needs of a growing congregation.

1958

Rev. W.L. Cottrell installed as Pastor

1963

Master Building Plan Started

In 1963, the first step in a master building plan was begun.

1963

Master Building Plan Started

1964

Beulah Baptist Church Sanctuary is dedicated

On February 16, 1964, the present sanctuary was dedicated

1964

Beulah Baptist Church Sanctuary is dedicated

1975

Mortgage Burning Ceremony

On November 30, 1975, the Mortgage Burning Ceremony for this contemporary edifice was held; soon after, the building fund for Step Two was started.

1975

Mortgage Burning Ceremony

1983

Million-dollar Family Services Center Dedicated

This sanctuary of contemporary design, which maintains denominational distinction after 20 years, has been enhanced with the addition of a million-dollar Family Services Center dedicated on August 21, 1983. Through this “dream-made-reality” complex Beulah Church will continue to fulfill its mission to make religion a meaningful and enlightening experience.

1983

Million-dollar Family Services Center Dedicated

2011

Rev. W.L. Cottrell, Sr. Retires

After 53 years of dedicated service to the Beulah Baptist Church, Rev. W.L. Cottrell, Sr. retired on June 26, 2011 during our annual Family and Friends Day.

2011

Rev. W.L. Cottrell, Sr. Retires

2011

Rev. Dr. Riggins Earl installed as Interim Pastor

On Sunday, July 3, 2011 interim pastor, Rev. Dr. Riggins Earl came to serve one year with the Beulah Baptist Church.

2011

Rev. Dr. Riggins Earl installed as Interim Pastor

2012

Rev. Trina Denise Evans installed as Senior Pastor - Making history as Beulah's first female Pastor.

Sunday, November 18, 2012 the announcement was made that the Rev. Trina Denise Evans would serve as Senior Pastor-Elect of the Beulah Baptist Church. On Monday, December 31, 2012, Pastor Evans preached the Watch Night Service and began full pastorship of the Beulah Baptist Church as the first female Pastor.

2012

Rev. Trina Denise Evans installed as Senior Pastor - Making history as Beulah's first female Pastor.

2016

Rev. Eric George Vickers installed as Senior Pastor

On Sunday, May 29, 2016 Pastor Vickers was affirmed as the under-shepherd of the historic Beulah Baptist Church of Atlanta. During this new season of excitement and challenge, Rev. Vickers has underscored the longtime focus of the church to be "Warmer through Fellowship, Deeper through Discipleship, Stronger through Worship, and Larger through Evangelism". In efforts to make this motto live, Pastor Vickers has begun the work of amplifying the intergenerational Beulah worship experience, emphasizing technological modernization and undergirding the food, clothing, health and housing outreach ministries of Beulah Baptist Church. As lives continue to be saved and the work in this new vineyard continues to unfold, Pastor Vickers firmly holds to the promise of 1 Peter 5:6: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.”

2016

Rev. Eric George Vickers installed as Senior Pastor