The Bible Study
Calvary Chapel Central Bucks began with Pastor John & his wife, Renee, as they discipled a woman who they led to the Lord. People kept coming to their weekly discipleship meeting in their living room and it soon became a large midweek Bible study in a local school library!
The Church Plant
Years later, John, Renee and a small circle of friends agreed that the Lord was calling them to plant a church. They began meeting in February 1999 in a local daycare classroom on Sunday mornings. The church soon grew and moved into The Barn: no frills, heating or cooling. There are even fond memories of barn cats, birds, mice and other such visitors to services in The Barn at Camp Curiosity!
Every time we added more chairs, God would add more people. Every week, more were added to our numbers. Within two years, God moved us out of The Barn and into our present location, then to multiple services!
Calvary Chapel now meets in a repurposed shopping center in Chalfont, PA. People come because the Spirit of God is evident in the preaching, worship, and by the love we have for one other.
A lot has changed since our days at The Barn. We have freshly painted walls, a HVAC system, comfortable seating, a great sound system, a skillful worship team and a Café & Bookstore. There are ministries to meet almost every need and our numbers have increased to over 600 adults on Sunday mornings.
Through all this change, one thing remains the same – this church belongs to Jesus Christ and Him alone. He began this work, and He will continue it as we surrender to His will and not ours. Calvary Chapel exists to bring glory and honor to Jesus.
The simplicity of our story demonstrates the essence of what Calvary Chapel is about – no show, no gimmicks, no frills – just believers in Jesus Christ who gather to hear His Word, worship in song, and care for one another in a warm, loving community. God has continued to honor our simple approach to church life and our community continues to grow!
Our prayer is that He will continue to be pleased as we attempt to obey His commands in simplicity as the early church did – devoted to His Word, prayer and love for each other.