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Grace Bible Fellowship Church (formerly the Chester Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church in Chester, Pennsylvania) was established in 1926 under the Gospel Herald Society, when a building was purchased. In 1936 it became part of the Pennsylvania Conference with E. B. Hartman as pastor until 1941. Grace Church became self-supporting in 1943; growth of the congregation led to extensive alterations to the Chester property in 1947. In 1950 there were 111 members and the Sunday school had an average attendance of 204.

In 1960, a site in Wallingford was purchased and the Chester properties were sold. Services were held in the Chester Y.M.C.A. until March 1963, when the church sanctuary was dedicated. In 1968, the adjoining property was purchased for a parsonage and additional parking space. In 1981 new space was added to the church building with the addition of classrooms, a gymnasium and offices.

Bibliography

Grace Bible Fellowship Church. "Church History." Web. 20 March 2010. http://www.gracebfc.org/about/history.asp

Taylor, Richard E. Eighty Years of Grace. Wallingford, Pa. : Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 2007. Web. 20 March 2010. http://www.gracebfc.org/pdf/80th%20ann%20booklet.pdf

Additional Information

Address: 723 South Providence Road, Wallingford, Pennsylvania

Phone: 610-876-8725

Website: Grace Bible Fellowship Church

Denominational Affiliation: Bible Fellowship Church

Grace Bible Fellowship Pastors

Name Years of

Service

Eugene George 1926-1932
Rudy H. Gehman 1932-1936
E. B. Hartman 1936-1941
J. B. Henry 1941-1945
John E. Golla 1945-1952
Willard E. Cassel 1952-1958
John H. Riggall 1958-1966
C. E. Kirkwood 1966-1974
David L. Branning 1974-1976
William A. Heffner 1976-1982
Richard E. Taylor 1982-

Maps

Map:Grace Bible Fellowship Church (Wallingford, Pennsylvania)


Author(s) Everek R. Storms
Sam Steiner
Date Published March 2010


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Storms, Everek R. and Sam Steiner. "Grace Bible Fellowship Church (Wallingford, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2010. Web. 24 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Bible_Fellowship_Church_(Wallingford,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=81351.

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Storms, Everek R. and Sam Steiner. (March 2010). Grace Bible Fellowship Church (Wallingford, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Bible_Fellowship_Church_(Wallingford,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=81351.




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