Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA

"We're Your Neighbors!" Check our Facebook site: updates on service times Willow Grove, PA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA
Willow Grove Bible Church of the C&MA

Who We Are

“We’re your neighbors!”
Ken Barkley, Pastor

Ken served in the Navy as an air traffic controller at the Willow Grove Joint Reserve Base from 1973 - 1975. After a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ in 1974 he began to attend Willow Grove Bible Church and experienced a call to ministry. Ken completed training at Columbia International University and has served churches in Maryland and western Pennsylvania. Returning to Willow Grove Bible Church, this time as Pastor, Ken received a Master’s Degree at Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA. Ken and Bea [raised in Willow Grove] have five children and five grandchildren. Ken says, “Our church is a small and friendly group of accepting people from diverse backgrounds. We believe that Jesus is the foundation upon which you can build your life.”

You are welcome here regardless of your past religious affiliations or experience.
We invite you to spend some time with us and see what we are all about.

We are...
Not salespeople…
nor running for office…
nor entering a popularity contest.
We have a spiritual responsibility to our neighbors and hope to serve you.
We don’t believe in forcing a church or denomination on anyone and we don’t promote “religion”.
We want to share a Person with you:
The Lord Jesus Christ

SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday School for all ages: 9:30am
Worship Service: 10:45am
Check the weekly church bulletin for updates, small group meeting times, and other activities.
We’re on Facebook! Next time you are on the internet, look us up. Become a “friend” of Willow Grove Bible Church and get updated information for events and meetings, and post your prayer requests.
Site: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.163736260362394.37765.163691487033538&type=1#!/pages/Willow-Grove-Bible-Church-of-the-CMA/163691487033538?sk=wall

In Sunday School, there are a broad range of classes available for adults, youth and children. The curriculum is always Bible-based. The youth are studying the world-view of the believer; the adults are studying full books of the Bible. The children are taught the basics of the Bible and Christian living through song and familiar application.

[email protected]: the men of the church meet weekly on Tuesday at 8:30pm to share their lives and concern for their families, their church and the world.

Women’s Ministries: An integral part of the community of Willow Grove Bible Church, the women’s ministries provide opportunity for spiritual growth in several important areas. Our relationship to God and each other is the basis for our women’s Bible study and Alliance Women gives a worldwide focus, emphasizing global outreach and the support of missionaries.

Alliance Women meets one Saturday per month throughout the year. Various mission-based service projects are often part of our program: collecting pill bottles, rolling bandages and assembling packages to be sent overseas. A creative group, Alliance Women find all kinds
of ways to have fun while meeting: teas, picnics, brunch, a wedding or baby shower. An annual retreat is held in the Harrisburg area each year.

Check out our FRESH GROUND Coffee House! We are a non-religious coffee house featuring fantastic live music and an exclusive art show each month: FREE!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.163736260362394.37765.163691487033538&type=1#!/pages/FRESH-GROUND-COFFEE-HOUSE/95461729882

Please check our Facebook site for updates on service times and events.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Neighborhood-focused, Young families, Hand-clapping, Lively, Old-school, Multigenerational

Programs
Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Adult Education

Music
Passionate Reverent, Traditional Hymns, Rock-n-roll, Contemporary, Bluegrass, Hillsong-style, Country, Indie, Singer-Songwriter, A capella, Praise and Worship

Denomination
Christian and Missionary Alliance

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1958

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
212 Everett Ave
Corner of Division & Everett Aves
Willow Grove, PA 19090

Phone
215-659-1902

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Please check our Facebook site for updates on service times and events. We are somewhat traditional - this may be comfort to you, or you could look at it this way - we don't bend to every "worship whim" that comes along. We have ALL kinds of music from our talented team - on any given Sunday you could find a hymn from 1784 or the latest and greatest Derek Webb or Hillsong-style music. We listen to God, we plan the music. Our Pastor is warm, intelligent and relevant [he did NOT write this!] and encourages everyone to check out what he says - questions are expected and encouraged. See above for the description of his background - it will be a comfort to you to know he didn't start preaching at the age of 2! One of our key opportunities is our FRESH GROUND Coffee House, held on the 4th Friday of the month - a non-religious time of music and fun and great coffee. Check out our Facebook site for more information.

What is the community like?
Please check our Facebook site for updates on service times and events. Young, old, families, teens: LOVING PEOPLE! Do you want to be known or get in and out without interaction? If you want to be known and loved, this small congregation is where you belong!

What if I'm not a Christian?
Please check our Facebook site for updates on service times and events. You will be welcomed, loved and accepted. Just as God does: He welcomes you with open arms, loves you unconditionally and accepts you as a beloved son or daughter. If you want to talk about coming to faith in Jesus, we'll be glad to help you, but if you don't want to talk about it for a while, we won't bug you about it. Go on, try us! Contact us at the church office if you'd like to talk more about it: 215-659-1902

Leadership View all

Bea and Pastor Ken Barkley

Bea and Pastor Ken Barkley

Ken served in the Navy as an air traffic controller at the Willow Grove Joint Reserve Base from 1973 - 1975. After a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ in 1974 he began to attend Willow Grove Bible Church and experienced a call to ministry. Ken completed training at Columbia International University and has served churches in Maryland and western Pennsylvania. Returning to Willow Grove Bible Church, this time as Pastor, Ken received a Master’s Degree at Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA. Ken and Bea [raised in Willow Grove] have five children and five grandchildren. Ken says, “Our church is a small and friendly group of accepting people from diverse backgrounds. We believe that Jesus is the foundation upon which you can build your life.” You are welcome here regardless of your past religious affiliations or experience. We invite you to spend some time with us and see what we are all about.

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