Bethlehem Baptist Church

Reverend Larry W. Camp, Senior Pastor

 

Larry William Camp was born to Rudolph and Betty Camp in Brooklyn, New York, the second of three sons. 

 

The call to preach came at the age of seventeen but he did not respond to that call until six years later.  He started preaching in 1975.  Pastor Camp was ordained in 1986 under the leadership of Dr. Curtis L. Whitney, and called to the Bethlehem Baptist Church in February, 1989.

 

As much as he was active throughout denominational work on the district, state, and national levels, he traveled to China, and to South Africa, nothing is more important to him than the development and growth of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.  The theme that the Lord has given him “Building Great Minds for a Greater Witness” was the battle cry for the Christian Education Center, and many ministries that would always allow room for expansion, a162164nd not settle for just traditional thinking but progressive commitment. Pastor Camp received the Congressional Record Award from the United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC.  

 

Pastor Camp received a Bachelor Degree in Social Science from The College of New Rochelle.

Under Pastor Camp’s leadership there have been eight sons and seven daughters who have gone into the preaching ministry.  A multimedia system has been designed and installed in the sanctuary at the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

 

Pastor Camp was honored by Church Women United in 1996 with the Pastor of the Year Award.

 

Pastor Camp is known for his leadership in our state convention. He served as Area Vice President for the Empire State Missionary Baptist Convention, and he was the Vice Moderator at Large for the Eastern Baptist Convention.  Pastor Camp also served as President of the Baptist Pastors and Churches Union.

 

Currently, Pastor Camp serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Eastern Baptist Association.

 

Pastor Camp is married to the intelligent and vivacious Minister Lorraine Hunter-Camp and they are the proud parents of three daughters, Anisha Renee, Asia Lorraine, and Niger Elizabeth.

 

Pastor Camp is the longest tenured Pastor in the history of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.May 18, 2014 Pastor Camp completed twenty five years of leadership and has demonstrated his love so fervently to the Bethlehem Baptist Church congregation.

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