About Cedar Crest
To make disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the Lehigh Valley and among the nations (especially Unreached People Groups).
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…’’
We Are a Caring Church.
Every heart is moved by the needs of others.
“When (Jesus) saw the crowds, he had compassion for them…”
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.”
We Are a Training Church.
Everyone is discipling and being discipled.
“Go therefore and make disciples…”
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
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.
Jonathan has been at Cedar Crest since 2004 and is the Executive Pastor. 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.
Adam joined the Cedar Crest staff in October 2017. He graduated from Cairn University with a M.S. in Christian Counseling and oversees Congregational Care and LIFE groups here at Cedar Crest. He’s passionate about people finding freedom in Christ, discipleship, and the local church thriving. He and his wife Lauren have been married for 7 years and have three young children.
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.
James joined our staff as Adult Ministries and Connections Pastor in March 2019. He’s a graduate of THE University of Arkansas with a B.S.E in Kinesiology and Coaching and currently wrapping up an M.Div in Great Commission Studies and Preaching from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Mary are thrilled to be at Cedar Crest. Originally from Texas, he calls himself Texas’ Ambassador to PA and if you’re lucky he’ll whip you up some real BBQ or Tex-Mex. So y’all stop on by, say howdy, and grab a glass of sweet iced tea.
Chris Von Holt
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 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.
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 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 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.
Blast Off Coordinator
Leanna joined the Cedar Crest Staff in March 2018. She grew in her love for the Lord via various children’s ministries and throughout boarding school. She is passionate about teaching the children to seek a better relationship with God in an innovative and interactive environment. She has worked as a park ranger and ski instructor for 3-5 year olds, where she grew in her love for teaching. Leanna and her husband Billy are newlyweds and recently moved to the Lehigh Valley.
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.
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.
Address 1151 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown, PA 18103