Forming the Non-Profit Corporation


For the purpose of restoring and preserving the old Bethel United Methodist Church building, three local residence, Shelly Thomason Newton, Dean Smith and Charles Jaques, formed the Bethel Church Association, Inc. in 2012. The corporation then purchased the old dilapidated building and the one acre it sets on from Sol N Amor (Serving Oklahoma Laborers In Love) who had owned it for the previous 22 years.  Quit Claim deeds where obtained by all parties involved, including the Oklahoma Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Inc, and the journey to restoring and preserving began.

The purpose of maintaining the structure and its memories are preserving the history of our elders who opened this Western Oklahoma Territory country church that became the center of a strong farming and ranching community nestled in the middle of Hydro, Hinton and Bridgeport. They worked hard to make this place of worship a memorial of their love for the Lord. It is important future generations know and remember this hard work and dedication. 

​​​​​​​Bethel Church Association, Inc.

Physical Address:                                                                                                                  Mailing Address:

4007 Bethel Road                                                                                  P.O. Box 294

Hydro, Oklahoma  73048                                                   Hinton, Oklahoma  73047

​1 1/2 miles South of Exit 95 on I-40