organized by Rev. Victor L. Lee under the divine order of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. Her first service was held
on Sunday May 7, 2000 in the DAV
Building located at 8787 Old Santa Fe Road.
were a total of 9 in attendance: Pastor Victor Lee, Sharon Lee, Opal Mckenzie,
Pinky Cooper, Kentrell Lee, Kortney Lee, Victor Lee II, Ivey Lee, and Briceson
Lee. The first member to join the Greater Bethel's church family was Kortney
O'Dell Lee. In the months to come, several more souls were added increasing
Greater Bethel's membership considerably.
Bethel held her ground breaking ceremony on her new church building site. While worshipping at the DAV
Building, God continued to pour down his blessings on the Greater Bethel
Baptist Church family. January 2003 –
Greater Bethel moved her worship site to the Broadview Christian Fellowship
Hall located at 9101 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Moving to this new location allowed
Pastor Lee to establish several programs to further the biblical
knowledge of the members of Greater Bethel church family (Wednesday Night Bible
Study and teachers meeting). August
2003 – Pastor Lee gained approval from the city of Kansas City, MO
begin construction. Construction of the Greater Bethel Baptist Church started
in September 2003 and was completed in October 2004. Pastor Victor Lee, Ralph
Lee (his father), Bro. Billy Hawthorne, Bro. Ralph Lee Jr., Bro. Jim Smith,
Bro. Kentrell Lee, Bro. Jeff Shelby,
Bro. Isaiah Washington, Bro. Willie Carter and others worked diligently
throughout 2003 – 2004 to complete construction. By
God's Grace, Sunday October 3,
2004 Greater Bethel held her first service in her new facility. She held her ribbon cutting services
throughout the months of October, November, and climaxed out on the 3rd
Sunday in December. December 2004, May 2006, Greater Bethel dedicated the
Fellowship Hall naming it Harvey Kemper Fellowship Hall. Pastor
Lee organized the GB Trustees. Nov.
Church has continued to grow under the divine guidance of God and the dynamic
leadership of Pastor Victor L. Lee.
Greater Bethel stands firm on the conviction and belief that all things
are possible with God as we continue to glorify and lift up the name of
Jesus. Dedicated members of the Church
have joined together to celebrate 14 years through THE ETERNAL WORD OF GOD.