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|About||Keystone Fellowship exists to connect with people, lead them into a real and meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and equip them for life and service.|
|Mission||Keystone Fellowship exists to connect with people, lead them into a real and meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and equip them for life and service.|
Keystone Fellowship’s history is not made up of buildings—it is made up of people. The vision of Keystone Fellowship has never been to build a massive church building and get people to come. Rather, it has been to build a community of believers that are dedicated to reorienting their lives around the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is how we have been living out the Great Commission given to us by Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20…”Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Keystone Fellowship developed a mission statement that is a reflection of this Great Commission: Keystone exists to connect with people, lead them into a real and meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and equip them for life and service. This is what we are all about at Keystone Fellowship. What follows is a brief history of how we got where we are now.
Keystone Fellowship started its journey when in August of 2000, Pastor John Cope and his family left Lakeland, Florida to plant a new evangelistic Bible-teaching church in the greater Philadelphia region of Pennsylvania. In November of that year, Keystone held its first gathering in one of the new core group member’s living room. Pastor John stood behind a kitchen island and delivered a message entitled "Cut Down the Net". His wife Teresa led in worship, playing the keyboard in the breakfast nook. By Spring of 2001, the living room was getting crammed, and they moved their weekly gatherings to the Philadelphia Sports Club in Chalfont, PA. The core group had grown to 50 people.
In the months following the move to the sports club, it was decided that the time had come to have an official church launch. The first Sunday service for Keystone was planned for September 16, 2001 which turned out to be just a few days after the terrorist attacks of 9/