From the early days of meeting in the Upper Merion Middle School until now, our singular desire as a church is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ by fulfilling the Great Commission and giving glory to God. 18 folks are in our church today who were with us over 33 years ago in the rented public school building.
Miracles of Salvation, Land, Buildings
As a church family, may we never get over the fact of God brought us to this location! As a small congregation with only $60,000 in the bank, God took little and made it much! We purchased four acres for $130,000 (half of it on credit) and then began building.
One of my fondest memories is what we call “The Night God Spoke at the Planning Commission Meeting.” It was a dark and rainy evening, and the Upper Providence Planning Commission leaders had just finished their review of our church’s construction plans. The chairman, John Hughes, asked the others, “Gentlemen , what’s your vote on this submission by Valley Forge Baptist Temple?” During the silence of a long pause, a thunderclap boomed from heaven as the sound of a firing canon and rattled all the windows in the building. In a roar of laughter the chairman said, “We’d better vote YES on this one!”
Impacting the World
World Missions has always been a priority. We began supporting the Goettes and Enochs even before we organized as a church. The growth of our church is a testimony of God keeping His promise to a Missions Hearted Church…
“But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
By God’s grace and faithfulness we now partner with over 230 missionary families and projects. Today we celebrate God’s blessings on a church family who has kept “the main thing the main thing.” What a miracle for our church to build and expand during this post-Covid season!
The Message NEVER Changes!
My prayer has always been and will continue to be until I enter eternity…
“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.” I Corinthians 2:4
Praise the Lord that for 38 years we preach the same message – Jesus Saves! This year on Anniversary Sunday, 13 souls professed the Lord as their Savior!