Christian Restoration Movement
Bux-Mont Christian Church is an independent, non-denominational Christian Church. Our roots go back to the Church found in the New Testament book of Acts. The Church associates with the Restoration Movement, a movement that began in the 1800's with the goal being to simply go back to the New Testament and base what we do and believe on what the Bible alone says. Click Christian Restoration Movement to learn more.
In the late 1960’s, several families in the
Warminster, Pennsylvania area had been traveling all the way to Levittown,
Pennsylvania to attend a Christian Church. As their numbers grew, one family,
the Morris’, began to hold a Bible study in their home on Treymore Avenue in
Ivyland. They invited a graduate student from Princeton Theological Seminary to
lead their study. That student was (and still is) Dr. Jack Cottrell, current
Professor of Theology at Cincinnati Bible Seminary. Before long it became
apparent that this Bible Study group had the numbers to begin a Church in their
area. In February of 1970 they incorporated under the name Bux-Mont Christian
Church. “Bux-Mont” is a common name in the area as we are located in Bucks
County and close to Montgomery County. The first meeting place was in the
basement of the Hatboro Federal Savings Bank on the corner of Street and York
Roads in Warminster, Pennsylvania.
The new church called Chuck Fordyce to be their first full-time Preaching Minister. During Chuck’s ministry the Church purchased five acres of land at 400 Jacksonville Road in Ivyland, Pennsylvania (not far from where the first Bible Study was held). After two building projects the Church still meets at this location, on the northeast corner of Jacksonville Road and Pulinski Road.
After sixteen years of ministry at BMCC, Mr. Fordyce resigned to begin ministering in downtown Philadelphia. During the interim, the church continued for a time without a full-time preacher and for a short time employed a minister. Then in August of 1991, the church called Phil Strunk to lead the congregation. Phil was the preaching minister through July 2015.