History & Affiliation


1870
  The Independent Church of God of Fleetwood is established, and worship begins in a small red brick building at 114 North Richmond Street.

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1895  The dwelling at 116 North Richmond Street is purchased as the first parsonage.

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1929  The congregation affiliates with the Missionary Church Association and changes its name to Fleetwood Missionary Church.

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1957  Land is purchased at 112 North Richmond Street for a future church facility.

1961  The dwelling at 120 North Richmond Street is purchased as the new parsonage.

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1967  A groundbreaking service is held for the new church facility at 112 North Richmond Street.

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1968  The new church facility is connected to original building by a portico, and worship begins in the new facility.

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1969  The Missionary Church Association merges with the United Missionary Church to form the Missionary Church denomination.

1970  The congregation celebrates its centennial anniversary.

1974  The church mortgage is burned ahead of schedule for the new Richmond Street facility.

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1983  The original church facility is demolished due to deterioration, and five acres of land are purchased on Route 662 for a future church facility.

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1993  The congregation changes its name to Fleetwood Bible Church.

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1995  The congregation celebrates its 125th anniversary.

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1996  A second Sunday morning worship service is added.

1997  Twelve more acres of land are purchased on Route 662 for the future church facility.

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2000  A groundbreaking service is held for the new church facility on Route 662.

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2001  Worship begins in the new church facility on Route 662.

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2004  A second Sunday morning worship service is added.

2007  A capital campaign is begun for the purpose of paying off the mortgage ahead of schedule.

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2007  The congregation assists in the creation of a new church plant in Muhlenberg Township, Pennsylvania.

2012  The church mortgage is burned ahead of schedule for the Route 662 facility.

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2013  A new church sign is installed along Route 662.

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2015  A multi-room storage facility is added to the east end of the building.

“One generation will commend your works to another.” (Psalm 145:4)

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“May all who come behind us find us faithful.”

Pastors Who Have Served Us Over the Years

The earliest records are incomplete.

????-????  Rev. Gambler
????-????  Rev. John Wanshop
1914-1916  Rev. Joseph Fahl
1916-1919  Rev. John Gottschall
1919-1940  Rev. Abraham Weikel
1940-1942  Rev. J. Gaylord Lehman
1942-1944  Rev. J. Neuenschwander
1944-1947  Rev. William Whiteman
1947-1949  Rev. Robert Harle
1950-1952  Rev. John Trusdle
1952-1953  Rev. Harvey Ache
1953-1958  Rev. Fred Millikan
1958-1960  Rev. Donald Hills
1960-1971  Rev. Fred Millikan
1971-1976  Rev. Mike Livingston
1976-1978  Rev. Kenneth Fetter
1978-1980  Rev. Bill Greenhood
1980-1985  Rev. Doane Brubaker
1985-1989  Rev. Gary Ringenberg
1989-1992  Rev. Olen Schlatter
1992-2017  Rev. Timothy Valentino

2018-          Rev. Randy Johnson