The History of Bibleway

Anyone who knows the working of God at Bibleway…knows this ministry has sought to impact and embrace the lives of the people of God in the Alle-Kiski Valley (area of Western Pennsylvania) and beyond. We believe the Bible to be the inerrant, inspired, and infallible Word of God. Our Spirit-filled, non-denominational congregation is integrated with ALL races and creeds. We ARE a multi-racial congregation. Furthermore, we encourage all people to “come as-you-are” into the fellowship of the Lord and allow Him to Masterfully mold you into the image of His Dear Son.

The Bibleway Christian Fellowship Church began in 1979 in the home of Rev. Magnolia Combs and the late James Combs of Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, as a weekly Bible study. As others throughout the community heard of the meetings, the attendance increased. In 1980, the Lord spoke prophetically to name the ministry “Bibleway”, and legal steps were taken to declare it a non-profit organization. We believe that the manifestation of power in the New Testament Church, through the Holy Spirit, is being demonstrated in this congregation through those who have surrendered their lives to Him.

During the summer of 1980, it became impossible to continue holding services, with over 50 people, in the Combs’ home, so services were held in the back yard twice a week. As winter approached, and the numbers continued to increase, search began for a larger meeting place. In October of that same year, we began renting the Valley Heights Community Center on Carl Avenue, in New Kensington.

After renting that facility for three years, the Lord instructed the leadership to purchase the vacant building at 216 Catalpa Street in New Kensington. Although the remodeling of that building was incomplete, our first service was held there on Sunday, November 13, 1983. The Lord had promised that every need concerning the purchase of this facility would be met and it would be “free and clear.” Everything the Lord had promised came to past. God provided everything we needed and we purchased the building on Catalpa Street in “cash.” PRAISE THE LORD.

As the membership continued to increase, the Lord instructed us to prepare for our next move. In 1995, we purchased the facility at 504 Eighth Street, New Kensington, and plans were made to gut out and renovate the former doctor’s office. In December 31, 1995, we conducted the first worship service at our new handicap accessible edifice, and brought in the new year praising and worshipping God here. He continues to prove Himself to be faithful in and through this ministry.

He is saving lives from sin and destruction, delivering many from sicknesses, baptizing with His Holy Spirit, bringing families together, opening doors and much, much, more. WE PRAISE GOD that He has only just begun to do great and miraculous things in our midst.

Through God’s favor, this ministry continues moving forward to fulfill His great commission.