Bethany Cares, Inc (BCI) is a nonprofit community development
organization initiated through
Bethany Baptist Church in March of 2001.
Spearheaded by Dr. M. William Howard, pastor of Bethany, BCI was founded shortly after Dr. Howard's tenure began at the church. As a community-development corporation, BCI was created to advance the social, economic and physical well
being of individuals living in the vicinity of Bethany Baptist Church,
the Newark community at large, and beyond. BCI enhances the church’s outreach capacity by serving families and young people from all walks of life.
Bethany Cares Inc, has two major purposes: (1) To help enrich the lives of community residents within the surrounding area by promoting community and economic development; and (2) To provide housing, community services, job training and other activities that will lead to the improvement of the community
infrastructure, standards of living and quality of life.