Welcome to Online Home of Baptism Church of Jesus Christ | Baptism Church

A warm and loving welcome to the online home of The Baptism Church, an inspired, loving and humble initiative that aims to encourage the global community of believers and pilgrims to help build the first Roman Catholic church on the site where Jesus Christ was baptized.

In this location, two millenia ago, Jesus waded into the River Jordan to be baptized by John in what was a fundamental moment for Christianity. Jesus’ public life began here, immediately after being baptized by John the Baptist. It is also here, in this precise location, where, according to the bible, the Holy Trinity was made whole for the first time…

Father – the Father’s voice proclaimed, from heaven, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Mathew 3:17)

Son – Jesus, the Son of God, at the Baptism site, in Bethany beyond the Jordan

Holy Spirit – which appeared in the form of a dove, “and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him…” Mathew 3:16

Today that place on the east bank of the river is a spiritual haven that pilgrims from all over the world flock to; Bethany beyond the Jordan. Over the past two millennia, the faithful have built churches and chapels to mark this important place, leaving behind a wealth of historic treasures that link us back to the beginnings of Christianity.

With your help, and with the help of loving donors from all around the world, the Latin Partriarchate of Jerusalem seeks to establish a religious complex at the Baptism Site to welcome its international congregation and all visitors to this special place where the River Jordan has flowed since the time of Jesus.

The Fund for the Church of the Baptism of Jesus Christ at Bethany across the Jordan has been set up for this purpose and welcomes donations from all the Christian communities around the world to help build a presence on this sacred ground. We warmly and gratefully welcome you to be part of this glorious and timeless project, and to help in the construction of the first Roman Catholic church at the site of Jesus’ baptism.

The Church of the Baptism of Jesus Christ at Bethany will be a place where believers, pilgrims and visitors from around the world can pray, visit and experience the immense spirituality of this special place, where ancient routes cross and biblical lands abound.

We encourage you to explore our website, and to learn more about the Church of the Baptism. We also kindly request that you spread the word about this global initiative, for the glory and honor of God’s name.