The Community of Beulah in Pensacola, Florida , Settled in 1880 by families who moved here from Baldwin County.
One of these settlers was William Ashbury Shelby. Mr. Shelby and his Wife Betty were God-fearing people who saw a need for a house of worship and a school. They donated land for the construction of the first building which was a log cabin with one door and four windows. Beulah was named from the Scripture in Isaiah 62:4 where Beulah means, "married to God'" Beulah cemetery, Adjoining the church, has been in use since 1883.
The log cabin was dismantled in 1921-22, sold and a new building was erected for school and worship. The new building was called "The Little Red School House." In 1949 -50, The present auditorium was added to the front of the school building. In the 1980's fire destroyed part of the school and the church had to be remodeled to repair the damage.
Today Beulah still has the beautiful land, and auditorium, an educational building and fellowship / children's building.
Some of the early families of this community are: Shelby, Mathis, Reeder, Bryant, Penton, Barrineau, Busbee, Faedke, Hurst, Perry, Butler, Garrett, Resmondo, Davis, Bryd, Chestnut, Cobb, and Grimes. Many of these Pioneers' descendants still live and worship in Beulah Community. Many of you are sitting in these pews today to join the celebration of what God has done at Beulah. He has truly blessed this church and this community.
God has definite purpose for a group of people in 1880, as he still does today to continue with His divine plans for Beulah.
We care about you , not what you're wearing. We don't care who you're voting for in the next election or how many tattoos you have. We're a church full of imperfect, broken people who are coming to know Jesus and serving others together, and regardless of your story, we believe you belong!
Our church has a casual atmosphere, nice people, and a fun, safe environment for kids. Our sermons connect the words of the Bible to everyday life.
There are people attending, and even leading First Baptist Church of Beulah who are not perfect. In fact, perfect people are not allowed. We're a community of people who don't have it all together, but are discovering what it means to find life in Jesus, to follow him fully, to break free from our past, and to walk in victory together.