Jesus said “go and make disciples of all the nations.” — Matthew 28:19
In accordance with this charge, we are a church that exists to make mature followers of Jesus Christ.
Tim is a mechanical engineer by profession, having studied at Villanova University. He is a regional general sales manager in the technical field. Tim has lived all of his life in the Valley Forge/Phoenixville area. He and his beautiful bride, Ellen, have three children, Jamie, Josh, and JoJo. The newest additions to their family are their two dogs, Moxie and Clancy, who are Labrador/Retriever mixes about whom the whole family could talk for hours. Tim’s favorite pastime is traveling with his wife.
Jim is a proud Marine with a love for books on just about any subject. He has an extensive understanding and interest in the business and politics of culture, and their impact on historical and current thinking. Jim and his wife Marji are the proud parents of Jared, Megan, Grace, Isaac, Emma, Maddie, Seth and Kaylani, as well as grandparents to a handful of beautiful grandchildren. Jim splits his time between his professional work, preparing to preach at Calvary, and philosophizing at the Sly Fox. Jim loves his family, his church, and deep conversations.
We believe in the absolute authority and accuracy of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments; its plenary verbal inspiration in the original manuscripts and its all-sufficiency as the Christian’s rule of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
We believe that there is but one God, the Creator, Preserver, and Ruler of all things, who is perfect in holiness and love, infinite in wisdom and measureless in power, and Who reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Nehemiah 9:6; 1 Chronicles 29:11,12; Exodus 15:11; 1 John 4:8; Matthew 18:19)
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true man and is the only mediator between God and man. (Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:35; John 1:1,2,14; John 12:45; John 14:9; 1 Timothy 2:5)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, whose ministry is to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, to regenerate the unbelieving, and to seal, sanctify, teach, and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ. (John 16:8-11; John 3:3-7; Ephesians 1:13; John 14:26)
We believe that man was created in the image of God and that he sinned, thereby he incurred both physical and spiritual death; thus we believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners, and, apart from Christ, shall forever be separated from God. (Genesis 1:26; Genesis 2:17; Ezekiel 18:20; Romans 6:23)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the merit of His shed blood. (1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 3:21-26)
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, not of works, and that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, thereby becoming children of God. (Ephesians 2:8,9; John 3:3-7; John 1:12, 13)
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into Heaven, and in His present ministry there for us as High Priest and Advocate. We believe in the personal, visible, and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ to set up His Kingdom upon the earth. (1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:8-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; 1 John 2:1,2; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 19:11-16; Revelation 20:1-15)
We believe in the bodily resurrection in the just and the unjust, the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (1 Corinthians 15:20-24; Revelation 20:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:8)
We believe in the Church, a living, spiritual body of which Christ is the Head, and of which all regenerated people are members, and that the local visible church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, associated together for worship, work, fellowship, discipline, and to carry the hope found in Him to a lost world. (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31)