The story of Forks Community Church began in January 2011.
For some time, the Church Planting Director of the Bible Fellowship Church had been encouraging churches and regions of the denomination to plant churches. Since I was one of two BFC church planters in the Lehigh Valley at the time (I was serving as the church planting pastor at Saucon Community Church in Hellertown, PA), I heeded the call. By God’s providential grace, I was able to gather together several pastors from our churches to pray about and discuss the idea of planting daughter churches in the Lehigh Valley. From the very beginning, we wanted the Spirit to direct our efforts because He is the Master Strategist of missions. So, we prayed for the Spirit’s guidance and also put feet to our prayers. We began to investigate where the Lord may be directing us to plant a church. We decided to address the challenge by 1) examining the 2000 and 2010 Census data to determine where the greatest growth had occurred in the valley, and 2) by noting what areas of the Lehigh Valley lack the presence of strong, vibrant Christ-centered churches.