Bethel, volunteers quietly fill community needs; ‘This is a great place to live—and great place to give’

A GIVING TRADITION—Bethel United Pentecostal Church is laden with food, household items, Christmas baskets and, soon, children’s toys, for distribution. L-r, Bryan Langston and his dad, Pastor Terry Langston, are thankful for the huge outpouring of community support that has made giving back to the community possible for 30 years.

by Barry Drue

For thirty years a Christ-centered effort to meet the needs of folks in the larger community has been spearheaded through Bethel United Pentecostal Church. Pastor Terry Langston, wife Sherry and family answered the call they felt to come to L’Anse and for three decades the church, volunteers and community have dovetailed with other agencies to help meet people’s needs.  “We saw a great community need when we first came,” Terry Langston said from the church on N. Main Street in L’Anse. He and son Bryan met with a reporter Monday to explain the church’s mission in facilitating help for those in need. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.