Pictured above is the old Bethany Christian Church west of Montgomery on Hwy 50 just two days before the church was taken down. This was the site where Daviess County Right To Life held it meetings for many years. After the first meeting was held at the YMCA in Washington it moved it's meetings to Bethany Church in 1976 thanks to their Pastor Ben Bean. Ben who was the Pastor there for over 40 years invited the Right To Life to hold it's meeting there at the church and Ben Bean became the Vice President and held that position for many years. Ben & Eva Bean were very hospitable to the Right to Life members and many lasting friendships were made because of Ben's invitation to the Right To Life.
When Donna Gentry took over as President and the Pregnancy Care Center was started in January of 1999 the meeting were then move to the Main Street location of the PCC on Main Street in Washington. After the building sold the Right To Life & the PCC was moved to 608 West Walnut Street in September of 2004. In November of 2008 the Right To Life and the PCC moved to the present location on 705 Troy Road in the lower lever of the Grace Baptist Church. They are very pleased with the location and the facilities.
It is sad to see the church taken down but the membership of the church has grown so much they build a new church on highway 57 south of Washington. The old Bethany Christian Church was taken down on Monday August 11 and it took several days for the clean up. The old site of Bethany Christian Church will always has a soft spot in our hearts and will remember Ben & Eva Bean and the many hours we worked together on the many functions for Daviess RTL and the Support they gave us. We will always remember those dedicated members who work so hard to start Daviess County Right To Life especially the Wichman Family which is too many to name here. We will always remember those early days and thank those who gave so much in the fight against Abortion. God Bless Them!