About Cedar Crest

Our Mission

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

Our Values



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



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



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

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



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



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 Biblical Principles for Living CLICK HERE.

Meet The Team


Jonathan King

Lead Pastor

Jonathan has been at Cedar Crest since 2004. Jonathan is passionate about all things administrative, missions and discipleship, particularly training young men to be leaders in their homes, communities and church. He and his wife see great value in investing their lives in others and strive to live this out daily. Jonathan enjoys time with his family, watching and playing sports and traveling overseas. He and his wife, Simona, have been married for 15 years and have two daughters, Payton and Nala.


John LoRusso

Outreach 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 Outreach (Global, Local & Church Planting) and Men’s 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 seven wonderful grandchildren.


Adam Crain

Shepherding Pastor

Adam joined the Cedar Crest staff in October 2017. He graduated from Cairn University with a M.S. in Christian Counseling and Shepherding Ministries of the church. He’s passionate about people finding freedom in Christ, discipleship, and the local church thriving as we love one another. He and his wife Lauren have been married since 2010 and have three young children.


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 Biblical Studies, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. He and his wife Courtney have two children, Theodore and Guinevere. His passion is encouraging others to pursue Christ as their treasure through expositional preaching/teaching and deep and meaningful relationships.


Luke Walters

Director of Worship Arts

Luke grew up attending Cedar Crest, and has been involved in the worship ministry since 2007. In his junior year of college, the Lord called him to change directions and pursue worship leading as a full-time career. After completing his B.A. in Biology from DeSales, Luke began pursuing and is currently enrolled in an M.A. in Worship Leading program at Liberty University online. He joined Cedar Crest’s staff in May 2017 with a passion to help people seek and find total satisfaction in Jesus Christ through corporate and personal worship. He married his wife, Christine, in 2017.


Tim Schaeffer

Director of Music Ministries

As Director of 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 and love for all types of music, remains true to our traditional music roots while at the same time connects enthusiastically with current worship music. His responsibilities center on the music of the 8:30 Heritage Service, serving as worship leader and conducting our 35-Voice Choir, Worship Orchestra, Heritage Worship Team, and Instruments of Praise Vocal Ensemble. On days off you’ll find him pursuing another passion—photography, which he refers to as his “photo-therapy”.


Brianna Parsons

Children’s Director

Brianna has attended Cedar Crest her entire life and is thrilled to now serve on staff as Children’s Director. She graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Early Childhood Education in 2015. Brianna and her husband, Mathew, have been married for three years and have a daughter.


Melissa Adams

Skyrocket Coordinator

Melissa began attending Cedar Crest at 6 years old.  In fact, Pastor Boone was her youth pastor! Melissa and her husband Sam served for 18 years with Word of Life Fellowship – 8 of those in the Czech Republic, working with children and teens. Melissa adores the kids in the Skyrocket program and loves passing on Biblical truth and grace into their precious lives. She is totally in love with Jesus, her husband Sam and her 6 children and one son in law.


Fernando DeSouza

Director of Connections & Communications

Fernando has attended Cedar Crest since youth group, and joined the ministry staff team in 2020. In 2014, God called Fernando to serve at Lighthouse Church plant in Allentown where he oversaw the youth and outreach ministries. Fernando lives in Allentown and enjoys meeting new people while serving as member of local outreach team. His passion is to share the truth of the Gospel and encourage others to do the same. When not working he enjoys the outdoors, and pick up soccer.


Alex Hartranft

Assistant Director of Outreach & Adult Ministries

Alex has been attending Cedar Crest since he was a child. But it was not until early high school that the Lord used relationships in the youth group and the faithful preaching of the gospel to convict him of his sins and draw him to faith in Christ. Because God has used vessels in his life to save Him, Alex was given an ambition to pursue ministry at the age of 18. He desires that others would also treasure and serve King Jesus with their lives. In the Spring of 2019, Alex graduated from Lancaster Bible College with B.A. in Pre-Seminary. He is very passionate about sharing the gospel and seeing Christ’s fame spread to every nation, tribe, and tongue to the glory of God.

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

Traditional Service8:30am

Contemporary Service11:15am


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

Phone 610-432-2200

Email info@cedarcrest.church