New Name: Alathea Baptist Church
This is truly an exciting season in the life of this church family! In a matter of weeks, work will begin on our brand new facility on County Line Road in Des Moines. We are blessed with a wonderful temporary location in Southridge Mall. In addition to all that, the church has decided to change its name.
The movement to change our name began on a grassroots level. Several weeks ago, after some discussion, the church unanimously voted to initiate the name-change process. The pastors then spent the next several weeks asking everyone for name suggestions. On March 15th, six names were presented to the congregation.
After several rounds of voting to narrow down the list, Alathea Baptist Church gained a clear majority. Once a name was singled out as a winner, the congregation unanimously voted to change our name from Bethany Baptist Church to Alathea Baptist Church of Des Moines, Iowa. “Alathea” is an adaptation of the Greek word of truth and represents our commitment to live by God’s Word.
In a few weeks, we will officially relaunch with our new name. More details will be coming soon! Praise God for what He is doing in the life of this church.