Berachah Bible Church began in a Bible study in the fall of 1970. One of the contributing factors was the refusal of Bible believing churches in the Atlanta area to receive African Americans into their congregations. The founding pastor, Howard Dial, was teaching at Carver Bible College to train African Americans for ministry. It was his vision to establish a church where Bible exposition governed the life of the congregation and challenged the deficiencies of the culture.
The word “Berachah” means blessing. This name was given to a valley in Israel in celebration of a great victory God had given His people. It was in that place that the Lord God did wonderful things to provide for all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem (II Chronicles 20:26). It was the desire of the founding members to live up to its name by proclaiming the excellencies of God in word and in deeds.