About Cedar Crest

Our Mission

To make disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the Lehigh Valley and among the nations—especially Unreached People Groups.


Our Vision

Praying

We Are a Praying Church.
Every Sunday is a day of prayer.
Every home is a place of prayer.
Every work of service is surrounded by prayer.

It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer…’’
Matthew 21:13


Caring

We Are a Caring Church.
Every heart is moved by the needs of others.

When (Jesus) saw the crowds, he had compassion for them…”
Matthew 9:36

Serving

We Are a Serving Church.
Everyone serving the church.
Everyone serving the world.

“… but through love serve one another.” Galatians. 5:13

Speaking

We Are a Speaking Church.
Everyone is trained in personal evangelism.
Everyone has the ability to speak of Christ.

“… proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”
Mark 16:15

Training

We Are a Training Church.
Everyone is discipling and being discipled.

“Go therefore and make disciples…”
Matthew 28:19

What We Believe

While rooted first and foremost in Scripture, we believe the central truths of the Bible have been faithfully summarized in the Statement of Faith found in the Faith and Order of the Bible Fellowship Church. To access a complete copy of the BFC Faith and Order or the BFC Biblical Principles for Living CLICK HERE.

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God; the supreme and final authority of what to believe and how to live.
We believe God exists eternally in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are one God. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He became man, lived a sinless life, died on a cross to save sinners, rose again and ascended into heaven where he is seated at the right hand of the Father. One day He will return in power and glory to complete the establishment of His kingdom on earth.  
We believe God loves all people and made the human race in His image to enjoy perfect fellowship with Him. Because of mankind’s sin, the relationship with God has been severed. All people have been corrupted by sin and are unable to enjoy a right relationship with God, apart from God’s grace.
We believe God’s grace is displayed in Jesus Christ, who shed his blood on the cross as the payment for mankind’s sin. There is no way, however sincere, to be saved other than through Jesus Christ. Those who repent and place their faith in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection are reconciled to God and imparted with new life.
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells within each Christian empowering them for lives of obedient service. As the Word of God is believed and obeyed, the Holy Spirit is working in the life of the Christian making them more like Christ.
We believe the Church is composed of all those who, through faith, have received Jesus Christ. The purpose of the church is to worship God, edify believers and proclaim the gospel—God’s message of salvation—to the world.

Meet The Team

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Cliff Boone

Senior Pastor


Cliff has been our preaching pastor since 2002 and leads our team of staff and elders. He was formerly a missionary among an Unreached People Group in rural Tanzania. He graduated from West Virginia University, Columbia Biblical Seminary and holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Wales; has authored two books and has translated several others into Swahili. He and his wife Becky have been married over 30 years and have three adult children who are serving the Lord.


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Glenn Felty

Senior Associate Pastor


Glenn came to Cedar Crest in 2003, where he now oversees our Global Outreach and Leadership Training. He previously served as principal of an MK school in Venezuela for 13 years, as a pastor in Clifton, NJ for 10 years, and on the home staff of the mission agency TEAM for 13 years. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Columbia International University, Houghton College, and Azusa Pacific University. Glenn’s favorite pastimes are tennis, fishing, and reading. He has been married to Shirley for over 50 years. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.


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Jonathan King

Associate Pastor


Jonathan has been on the Cedar Crest staff since 2004. He oversees the College and Young Adult ministries, as well as All of Life Discipleship Institute. Jonathan feels blessed to be in the ministry and is passionate about missions and discipleship. He sees great value in investing his life in others. On a personal level, he enjoys time with his family, traveling overseas and watching and playing sports. He and his wife, Simona, have a daughter, Payton.

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John LoRusso

Associate Pastor


John joined the staff in September 2016 after serving the church as a Deacon, Elder and Missionary. He graduated from Cairn University and directs our LIFEgroup and Assimilation ministries. John loves people and desires to see them immersed in Christian fellowship; strengthening their walk with Jesus and loving and serving one another in ways that express a vibrant witness to the lost. John and his wife Nancy have three married children and six wonderful grandchildren.

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Tim Schaeffer

Director of Worship


As Director of Worship & Music Ministries, Tim Schaeffer has been faithfully serving at CCBFC for over 30 years. A 1972 graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Tim with his passion for worship, remains true to our traditional music roots while at the same time, connecting enthusiastically with current worship music. On any given Sunday you’ll find him directing our thriving 45-voice Heritage Service Choir and singing on our Celebration Service Worship Team. On days off you’ll find Tim pursuing another passion—photography, which he refers to as his “photo-therapy”.

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Ben Triestman

Assistant Pastor


Ben has spent over 10 years training church leaders and volunteers in evangelism, children’s ministry and leadership. He joined the Cedar Crest team in 2014, where he currently serves alongside our amazing team of children’s ministry leaders. He enjoys teaching, asking a lot of questions and trying to solve as many problems as possible.

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Chris Von Holt

Youth Pastor


Chris placed his faith in Christ as a young boy. In high school, Chris drifted from Christ; but after his junior year, God used the preaching of His Word at camp to capture his heart. Chris then pursued preparation for vocational ministry through heavy local church involvement, two internships, and earning a B.A in Theological and Pastoral Studies. He and his wife Courtney have a son named Theodore. His passion is encouraging others to pursue Christ as their treasure through expositional preaching/teaching and deep and meaningful relationships.

 
 
 

Contact Us


We would love to hear from you. Drop by one of our Sunday services, or feel free to reach us using the contact information below.

Sunday Schedule


Heritage Service8:30am

Discipleship Institute 10:00am

Celebration Service11:15am


Contact


Address 1151 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown, PA 18103

Phone 610-432-2200

Email info@cedarcrestbfc.org