The Way Thru Christ Community Fellowship (formerly Way Through Christ Ministry) in Chester, Pennsylvania began in May 1989 as a church plant of the Lighthouse Mennonite Fellowship of Upland, Pennsylvania. It began in a mostly African-American part of west Chester, but in 2001 moved to a former Presbyterian Church in a more multi-cultural area of the city. A Spanish-language congregation also meets at the church.
For its first four years the congregation used rented space. In 1993 it purchased a former Ukrainian Catholic American Citizens Social Club that was owned by the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Members of the congregation walk through the neighboring community every Saturday morning to connect and to distribute tracts. Since 2009, prior to worship, the congregation has gathered at the front of the sanctuary to confess sins and to pray for those are lost or fallen away.
Alvin Motley has been the lead pastor of the congregation since its formation.
Raftery, Kay. "The Way Through Christ Ministry a New Calling For Club In Chester." Philadelphia Inquirer (1 December 1993). Web. 7 December 2011. http://articles.philly.com/1993-12-01/news/25941384_1_congregation-permanent-church-parochial-school.
"The Way Thru Christ Community Fellowship." ShalomNews.Net (March-April 2009). Web. 7 December 2011. http://www.shalomnews.net/Number_1/waythrucrist.html
Address: 2305 Edgmont Avenue, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
Pastoral Leaders at The Way Thru Christ
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Membership at The Way Thru Christ
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Steiner, Sam. "Way Thru Christ Community Fellowship, The (Chester, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2011. Web. 9 Feb 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Way_Thru_Christ_Community_Fellowship,_The_(Chester,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=85931.
Steiner, Sam. (December 2011). Way Thru Christ Community Fellowship, The (Chester, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 9 February 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Way_Thru_Christ_Community_Fellowship,_The_(Chester,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=85931.
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