Dr. Karen Stanley Bethea is a Wife, Mother, Friend, Author, Teacher, Psalmist, Recording Artist, and Senior Pastor of Set the Captives Free Outreach Center. She is known for the deliverance mantle on her life.
Under her anointed teaching and preaching, many people have been set free from past addictions, pains, wounds, and negative lifestyles and have been brought into a spiritual and wholesome lifestyle. Dr. Bethea firmly believes that “she can do all things through Christ which strengthens her!” Her eagle mentality is contagious to those around her. She is a graduate of Coppin State College/Coppin State University, and Saint Mary's Seminary/and University. She also earned her Doctorate through the Graduate Theological Foundation completing her coursework and defending her dissertation at Oxford University in Oxford, England.
On April 9, 2000, under the leadership of Dr. Karen Bethea, Set the Captives Free Outreach Center (STCF) opened at the Comfort Inn, in Woodlawn, Maryland. The church opened with five adult members and seven children.
In November of 2002, Pastor Karen stepped out on faith as God blessed STCF with a 33,000 sq. ft. facility, located in Woodlawn, Maryland. STCF is known as a center for healing and an incubator to discover and birth destinies.
Over the past ten years plus under Dr. Karen and her husband, co-pastor Pastor Linwood Bethea leadership, numerous lives have been changed, families have been healed and God’s is being glorified. People continue to leave their past lives behind, finding wholeness in the Lord (Col 2:10).
“Set the Captives Free” mobile app is package with features that allow members and new visitors to communicate like never before.
- Push Notification Messaging: Receive messages about important information such as cancellations
- Podcast: Listen to our Podcast at any time while on the go.
- Church Events: view current and upcoming ministry events.
- Mailing List: join our mailing-list to receive important church information.
- Sermon Notes: Follow the sermon outline with the included Sermon Notes
- News: View current and upcoming events, announcements, and other information
- Online Bible: Follow along with the Online Bible, and read it on the go
- Video: Watch our archived worship services from your phone
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