Directions to Bethel



Pastor Paul & Eldora Ritchie
Senior Pastor & Music Director


Bethel Colony is not intended to function as a medical facility. Therefore, we are unable to accept those with communicable diseases. We require prospective students to abstain from the use of alcohol and drugs at least 48 hours prior to arrival. Also, potential residents must posses a sincere desire to begin a new life and to be free from the bondage of alcohol and drugs.
The required length of stay is 65 days. To serve each man effectively, it is necessary that he submit an application by phone and subsequently forward the results of recent HIV and TB medical tests. Once we receive the application and medical tests, we will place the applicant on our active waiting list, and he will be called as soon as bed space is available.
Our office hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with the exception of Tuesday evening and Thursday evening when the office closes at 6:00 p.m.. Our office hours on Sunday are from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

If you have prayer needs or praise reports you would like to share with us, e-mail these to These will be prayed about and read during chapel every Thursday night. If you do not want to share these with the whole group, please indicate this in your e-mail, "And pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." James 5:16

You may contact us by mail, telephone, e-mail, or fax.

Our address is: Bethel Colony Internet Ministry
1675 Bethel Colony Road
Lenoir, NC 28645

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Our telephone numbers are 828/754-3781 or 828/754-9987.
Our fax number is 828/754-5370
Our e-mail address is


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