1828: Bethel organized.
January 8, 1829: First verified meeting of Bethel congregation.
July 1829: First official minister, Thomas Espy, accepts call to Bethel.
September 1829: First election of elders: Patrick Johnston, Robert Potts, Alexander Brevard Jetton, Charles Mitchell.
1829: Rock wall built around cemetery.
Summer 1830: First building erected with work done by congregation (a frame building which stood near the front of the present sanctuary).
August 29, 1835: First known burial in church cemetery, Hannah E. Knox.
1856: Election and ordination of first deacons, S. M. Withers and John R. Knox.
July 1895-December 1895: Present building erected with work done by congregation.
January 17, 1896: First sermon delivered in present building by Rev. Dr. J. M. Grier, who served Bethel for 13 years.
1907: Bethel sends first missionary to Korea, Bess Knox Wilson.
January 1939: The hut, originally called the community house, is built.
September 1947: Wilson Knox ordained as elder, serving longer than any other living Bethel elder.
July 20, 1952: Rev. John Edwin Wayland, Jr. (Didi), installed, beginning Bethel’s longest ministry along with his wife, Jane Puckett Wayland; on June 1, 1951, Rev. Wayland had begun his service to Bethel as a supply minister.
1967: Fellowship Hall and educational building are built, then enlarged in 1976.
1967: The Hut was moved to make room to build the educational building.
1968: Boy Scout Troop 74 was chartered.
1997-78: Congregation meets in the Fellowship Hall while the sanctuary is enlarged.
March 26, 1978: Easter Sunday: first sermon in enlarged sanctuary.
December 4, 1983: First female elder, Carolyn Nelson, is elected.
1986: Pipe organ was dedicated
June 1992: Megan Knox Ritchie becomes first female member raised in Bethel to be ordained as a minister
December 13, 1992: Dedication of the Celeste McShane Gallent Family Life Center
December 1995: Bethel holds its first annual BBQ for missions
December 29, 1996: Rev. John E. "Didi" Wayland, Jr. and wife Jane retire from their Bethel ministry
August 9, 1998: Rev. Rob Hinman installed as senior pastor
September 4, 2005: Rev. Rob Hinman leaves Bethel after accepting a call to First Presbyterian Church of Lenoir
June 1, 2008: Rev. Dr. William V. Cain becomes senior pastor
October 18, 2009: Bethel dedicated as a historic landmark
January 1, 2013: Bethel joins ECO, a Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians
June 26, 2016: Rev. Dr. William V. Cain retires from his Bethel ministry
September 17, 2017: Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Boone, III installed as senior pastor