Message from the Pastor
In the midst of the dry hot Judean wilderness is a place of refreshment—a place called Engedi. It is a great tourist attraction for Holy Land visitors because it has a lavish flowing waterfall that makes it an oasis in the middle of the desert. Sometimes life can be like a desert and we need a place to go to be refreshed and restored.
It is our hope that Bethany Baptist Church is an oasis for all those who come through the doors. We want to be a refuge from a dry and barren world—especially for lost and hurting people who can be regenerated through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Our desire is to provide a refreshing cup of cold water for those who are thirsting spiritually, physically and emotionally. We want to see families and youth invigorated to honor and serve God. Most of all we are set up to provide encouragement and opportunities for those who have been refreshed to go forth and use their gifts to minister to other thirsty souls.
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About Pastor Glaze
Dr. William R. Glaze has been the Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since July 1990. Pastor Glaze host a daily radio broadcast named “Anchored in Jesus.” He is the Founder and Dean of the Pittsburgh Laymen’s Bible Institute – offering certification in Biblical Counseling and other Bible-based certificates.
Pastor Glaze completed his undergraduate studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 1978 where he was selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. In 1984 he completed graduate studies at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he was the recipient of The B. R. Lakin Award for Persuasive Preaching and awarded First Place in the Sermon Contest. In 1987, he earned a Doctor of Sacred Theology Degree from Bethany Theological Seminary, in Dothan, Alabama.
In 2010, he was recognized by the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry as a Urban Hero for his work in the inner city of Pittsburgh. Dr. William R. Glaze has used his gifts to serve the Lord in preaching, teaching, revivals, seminars, retreats, and conferences throughout the United States and Africa. He and his wife, Angie, were married in February 1977. They have four children and five grandchildren.