About Us

Our Mission

We are committed to:

  • Providing access to God’s grace for everyone.
  • Responding compassionately and practically to human need in the name of Christ.
  • Being a redemptive influence in the Bronx and the world to the glory of God.

Our Vision

We are community embracing the Spirit-filled life, with a place for everyone, where all may experience the forgiveness of sins and the cleansing of their hearts through faith in Jesus Christ.

Our Values

We are committed to building strong families and impacting our community for Christ. No matter where you are in life, Bronx Bethany is a place where you can belong. We are passionate about God’s grace, and are on a mission to help everyone we come in contact with experience that grace. Here you will find authentic fellowship with others in a Spirit-filled environment to help you grow in your walk with Christ.

Our Faith

These are the beliefs we hold as Nazarenes. They are common to Christians world-wide.


  • There is one God—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • The Old and New Testament Scriptures are given to us by God and contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
  • Man is born with a fallen nature, and is therefore inclined to evil.
  • Those who are ultimately unrepentant are eternally separated from God.
  • The atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race—whoever repents and believes in the Lord Jesus is justified, regenerated, and saved from the power and consequences of sin.
  • Believers are to be sanctified wholly, becoming more and more like Jesus through faith in Him.
  • The Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth and sanctification of believers.
  • Jesus will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgement will take place at the end of the age.

Rev. DR. Richard Griffiths  | Lead Pastor

Rev. Dr. Richard Griffiths (Pastor Rich) is the Lead Pastor of Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene. He is a cultural hybrid and an intergenerational bridge-builder who is passionate about relevantly communicating the love of God and the beauty of holy living. Pastor Rich holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in New Testament Biblical Literature from Alliance Theological Seminary, and Bachelor’s in Marketing from Binghamton University. More than anything, he loves the Lord with all his heart and desires to help people recognize God’s unique call on their lives. Pastor Rich is an active husband and father who understands the challenges and opportunities in navigating family life. He is married to his charming wife and partner in ministry, Yanique and they have two children; Seth, and Hannah, who make every day an adventure.