Bethel Family Resource Center was envisioned 45 years ago by Reverend John H. Rice, former Pastor of St. Bethel Baptist Church. After years of watching the area, he grew up in deteriorate, he decided that a local community center was needed to serve as a headquarter for community restoration. Bethel Community Facility was created out of this initiative. The organization’s name was later changed to Bethel Family Resource Center. It is now under the leadership of Pastor Lawrence J. Blackful and still serving the community.