What Must I Do To Be Saved?
Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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What Must I Do To Be Saved?
About Our Church

Church History
Grace Bible Fellowship Church of Wallingford, PA, began as a church planting project of the Gospel Herald Society in September, 1926. A tent on a lot at Eleventh Street and Edgmont Avenue in Chester was the first meeting place. On November 29, 1926 Grace Church purchased its first building, a bungalow at 721 West Seventh Street in Chester, PA. The mortgage for this property was secured by two members of the congregation who offered their homes as collateral to the bank. Grace Church became self-supporting in 1943; growth of the congregation led to extensive alterations to the Chester property in 1947.

In 1961 Grace Church stepped out on faith, purchasing a large stone house and lot in Wallingford for $35,000. Sale of the Chester building necessitated the Church's moving to the Chester Y.M.C.A. for services. On March 23, 1963 Grace Church held the dedication service at the new Wallingford Church site. The home next to the Church was subsequently purchased as a parsonage for $65,000. In 1981, new space was added to the church building with the addition of classrooms, a gymnasium and offices.

Pastors of Grace Church
1926 - 1932 Eugene George   1932 - 1936 Rudy H. Gehman   1936 - 1941 E. B. Hartman
1941 - 1945 J. B. Henry   1945 - 1952 John E. Golla   1952 - 1958 Willard E. Cassel
1958 - 1966 John H. Riggall   1966 - 1974 C. E. Kirkwood   1974 - 1976 David L. Branning
1976 - 1982 William A. Heffner   1982 - Richard E. Taylor      

More Information
For more information on the history of the Bible Fellowship Churches, please visit the Bible Fellowship Church Online History Center.
80th Anniversary Booklet
"Eighty Years of Grace" by Dr. Richard E. Taylor
Click here to read or print the booklet.
Call the church office or email Pastor Taylor for a bound copy of the booklet.


723 South Providence Road (Route 252), Wallingford, Pennsylvania 19086  (610) 876-8725  Dr. Richard E. Taylor, Pastor