In the summer of 2011, God burdened Rick Dobrowolski, an assistant pastor at the time at Slate Belt-Nazareth Baptist Church, along with six other families, to plant a church committed to following Christ together through relational living and the proclamation of God’s Truth in the communities of East-Side Allentown and West-End Bethlehem.
In October, 2011, these families started meeting together to pray and plan for the future. During that time, God blessed us with partners in ministry to serve as advisors and helpers in the great cause God has called us to. On November 6, we held our first house service in East-Side Allentown.
Since that time, God has provided a place to meet at the East Side Youth Center and we held our first public service there on January 22, 2012. God has seen to bless us over this past year as we grew out of the community room we were meeting in over to the East Side Youth Center’s Social Hall.
We look forward to the future as God calls out His People in this area to form the body of Christ that has a Spirit-empowered impact on the community for God’s glory.
If you would like to hear more about our story, the following video is an interview done on WBPH-60 on their 60-Live Interview show.