simple church

 a simple place for worship and learning

The meeting house we call The Ark is located at the top of the ridge on Woodchoppertown Road.

Ark Bible Chapel has been nestled into the ridge line above the Oley Valley since the early Sixties. Known as a friendly, neighborhood church, we have been celebrating and serving the Risen Lord together with little fanfare for over 50 years.  We invite you to join us on our journey with Jesus, learning about His Kingdom, loving and caring for one another, and sharing the invitation to experience His grace and peace with our neighbors.

Our Church family joyfully celebrates the resurrected Christ who is both Savior and Lord.  Because of Him, we know that God loves us all, that we can all live a better, fuller life, and that we can all look forward to sharing a forever home in God’s presence.

We invite you to have a look around this website.  It has been designed to introduce you to Jesus, His Kingdom, and the church that meets at Ark Bible Chapel.  We also welcome you to join us on the journey.  For scheduled times of worship, learning, and ministry click here.

New seating and tables create flexibility

We recently received a gift of 70 padded chairs and 9 tables from a local congregation that needed to close.  We, in turn, donated 12 of our pews to a growing congregation in Dunkirk, NY.

These new tables and chairs will greatly enhance our ability to use our meeting space in a multitude of ways we never could before.  We will also be able to re-imagine our worship settings more creatively and transform the space for special events quickly.

We thank God for this provision and for a new home for our pews.

Meet our pastor

Pastor Jim has been married for over thirty
years to his wife, Anna.  They have three
children and five grandchildren.  Jim, Anna, and their youngest son, Zachary, spent two years serving with Eastern Mennonite Missions as country representatives to Ethiopia before coming to the Ark in 2010.  He has been pastoring since 1992 and has planted churches both here in the U.S. and in Ethiopia.