Greater Philadelphia Baptist Church is a place of imperfect people who have a passion about God, desire to see people find fulfillment in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I hope that you will find a church that is refreshing and full of excitement. We have programs available for children to adults. I am so excited to be pastoring in Delaware County, a place where hope stirs in the hearts of people. That longing for hope can be found in Jesus Christ. I look forward to meeting you this Sunday! Please be our guest.
~Pastor Matt Manney
Our church began with some very humble beginnings. Pastor Manney, his wife Amanda and their four children Malachi, Madison, Maggie, and Macey have called Delaware County their home since July 2011. Pastor Manney had a contact with a local business man and planned to start the church out of a local day care. With some 45,000 flyers mailed out and placed on doors, two weeks before the starting service, Pastor received a phone call that the zoning did not allow for a church. In a matter of days a plan had to be developed to move the services to a new location. GPBC was able to find its new location at Trinity United Presbyterian (our current location today). September 18, the first service was an Open House to get to introduce visitors to the ministry of GPBC and announce a new location. The following Sunday was the first official service and Greater Philadelphia Baptist Church was started. The church collectively chartered one year later with about 25 founding members.
Since that time, GPBC has seen many souls saved, lives changed, marriages restored, children taught the Bible, and people regain hope through Jesus Christ. Our goal has been to cultivate a love for God through worship services and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We have a desire to build people through the preaching of the Bible and one-on-one Christian mentoring called discipleship. Leading to our ultimate goal, we want to strategically plant more Baptist churches that are Bible centered and culturally relevant.