Our congregation was a “church plant” from the Bally congregation and began worshiping in Colebrookdale Township of Berks county in the year 1780. For many years these two faith communities continued to share pastors and many other aspects of church life. It wasn’t until the late 1940’s that Boyertown became completely separate with its own pastor and leadership. Our first buildings were located at the center of Boyertown, but in 1969 we built the present facility on a hill outside the borough of Boyertown.
Al Detweiler served the congregation for about 27 years until 1993. In 1995 the present pastor, Nelson Shenk, began serving upon Al’s retirement. He is married to June Yoder Shenk and has three married children and two grandchildren. He is an undergraduate of Eastern Mennonite University (http://www.emu.edu/) with a B. A. in Sociology and a graduate of Eastern Mennonite Seminary (http://www.emu.edu/seminary/) with a M. A. degree in Church Leadership.The Leadership Team is made up of the pastor, two elders, and two deaconesses who serve the spiritual needs. The administrative body is the Church Council which is composed of the chair persons of various ministries within the congregation.
Our mission statement reads: “We strive to be a Christian community of healing and growth.” We have become a faith community that ministers to a wide variety of needs within the Boyertown area and have attracted folks with addictions, background of abuse, poverty, etc. Folks have found this to be a place of safety and acceptance. As a result we are very diverse in every way possible.
We have been doing several annual events that expose us to our community and provide ministry to those who participate. These include Red Cross blood drives, a community yard sale, a fall festival, a Christmas bazaar, and a Christmas Eve service.
We are a member congregation of Mosaic Mennonite Conference (https://mosaicmennonites.org/). We are a part of the Mennonite World Conference (http://www.mwc-cmm.org/). We believe in the core values of historic Anabaptists and Mennonites with a Christ-centered faith that is Bible-based.