WELCOME / PASTOR INFO
Welcome to Bethany
About the Pastor:
Llenado "Ferdie" and his wife Louie both grew up in
the Philippines. They came to the U.S. in 2001 so he could study at Drew University. After finishing his Master of Theology
Degree, he transferred to Asbury Theological Seminary to take his Doctor of Missiology. He served two
churches in New Jersey before being called to Sitka, Alaska. He was appointed to serve Bethany UMC in
Tacoma, Washington beginning in July, 2015. Beginning July, 2017 he will be responsible for two area churches
and will split his time accordingly.
His wife Louie is a nurse and works in one of our hospitals here
Their marriage is blessed with 3 awesome boys: JD, Hiram, and
They are residing at Pacifica Apartments on Pine
Street by the Tacoma Mall.
His email address is email@example.com.
Pastor's Office Hours:
Saturdays: 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m plus one weekday
as scheduling allows.
If he is available but temporarily out of the office, he will leave a
sign stating when he will return.
Bethany UMC is a neighborhood church
that feels like a family, and looks like a church! We practice the United Methodist slogan -
"Open hearts, Open doors, Open minds".
You will be warmly welcomed here whether you come with
toddlers or by yourself. In this church you have permission to laugh! We have a thriving food bank that serves our
community, along with other Programs & Activities of interest.
Recently, we have installed a new sound system along
with two large video monitors to aid in worship and singing hymns.
Bethany United Methodist Church celebrated our 110 year anniversary in
2014. We have a long history serving the community going back to 1904.
Please check our History page for more
I want to personally invite you to our
Sunday Worship Service that begins at 11:00AM.
We are located one block south of south
56th street on Park Ave. in Tacoma, Washington. A Safeway store is 1 block north.
Our address is 5634 South Park Ave., Tacoma, WA 98408. We have curb-side parking in
front of the church along with two small parking lots in the rear.
For you Security, we have installed
Security Cameras that record the activity around the church. This is both to protect you and our staff and helps
insure that you have a safe and pleasant visit.
Our Office Phone number is 253-475-7098.
Office email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
**Click HERE for a map to Bethany
Here are a few things to help you during the worship
We welcome children at the worship service. If at any time you would feel more comfortable if your
little ones were in the nursery, an usher would be glad to direct you.
We do have some people here with allergies, so the next time you come, we request that you refrain
from wearing fragrances.
Although our building appears very large from the outside, the sanctuary is surprisingly modest by
today's standards and thus projects a more intimate feeling with your fellow
You may enter either from the front or through the right side double glass doors and walk up one
flight of stairs. We also have a wheelchair ramp accessible from the left rear (south) parking
The rear of the building hosts many meeting rooms and offices as well as our Children's
Nursery, and Friendship Room where we meet after every Sunday service
for food and refreshments. Please join us!
Come join your voice and talents to ours.
Make worship a joyful noise unto the Lord!