Ark Bible Chapel (Boyertown, Pennsylvania, USA)

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The Ark Bible Chapel in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, USA, began in 1964 as a church plant of the Conestoga Mennonite Church and the Oley Valley Mennonite Church. It was first known as "Ark" Fellowship. Elmer Petersheim provided the first leadership.

The congregation was initially part of the Ohio and Eastern Mennonite Conference. When the Atlantic Coast Conference formed in 1978, it became part of that new regional conference. In 2021 the congregation was part of Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA. The minister was Jim Ralph.


Glick, Ida C. "Atlantic Coast Conference Church." Atlantic Coast Conference Currents 6, no. 3 (May-June 1985): 1.

Stoltzfus, Grant M. Mennonites of the Ohio and Eastern Conference; From the Colonial Period in Pennsylvania to 1968. Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite history, no. 13. Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press, 1969: 300.

Additional Information

Address: 88 Woodchoppertown Road, Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512

Phone: 610-689-5862


Denominational Affiliations: Atlantic Coast Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at Ark Bible Chapel

Name Years
of Service
Elmer M. Petersheim (1919-2015)
(Lay Leader)
John L. Glick (1916-1996)
H. Larry Graber 1983-1989
Jeff Ludwig 1990-1998?
Ken Horning (Interim) 1998?-1999?
Karl G. Glick 1999-2009
James Ralph 2010-present

Membership at Ark Bible Chapel

Year Membership
1965 0
1970 22
1980 49
1990 32
2000 55
2007 47
2020 40

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published November 2021

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