Harbour Road, Barry Vale of Glamorgan CF62 5SA, United Kingdom | e: office@bethelbarry.org

About Bethel
Baptist Church

At Bethel we seek to be followers after Jesus. As we live and share our lives, we want to bring glory to God and realise his kingdom here on earth. We aim to do this under the teaching of the Bible and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Lord invites us to come into His presence to praise and worship Him and to be taught from His word:


“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Sunday Services:

Morning Service (10.30am)
Creche facilities are provided and children leave for the Sunday School (Pathfinders) before the sermon.

Evening Service (6.00pm)
Refreshments are served after the evening service in the downstairs school-room.

Matt Emerton


Our Pastor, Matt Emerton, grew up on the South Coast of England.

He felt the call to ministry whilst attending Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Swansea. He went through the apprenticeship scheme there, as well as the FIEC run, "prepared for service" course.

Matt has been with us since 2007,  He has been involved with schools work, youth work, pastoring and preaching.

He and his wife Becca met whilst studying at Swansea University. They have three children, George, Beth and Danny.

Brian McGregor

Assistant Pastor

Brian joined us from Mount Pleasant Church in Swansea where he served the Lord as Apprentice Pastor.Brian is married to Suzie and they have 2 boys Israel and Samuel