Our mission is to bring each seafarer Good News and help meet his or her spiritual, emotional, and physical needs – all in the name of Christ.
The Ports of Savannah, and the 78,000 seafarers that call on it each year, present a unique opportunity to share the love and compassion of Jesus. The life of a typical seafarer has many challenges. Levels of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideations are significantly higher than the population at large and in similar industries (like oil & gas). Months away from home, contracts that are often extended, difficulty in getting wages, and a difficult work environment all contribute to a need for Maritime Bethel Savannah.