Bardstown Christian Fellowship was launched in the summer of 2004. With the support and sponsorship of Capitol Hill Baptist in Washington, D.C., Pastor Matthew Spandler-Davison planted the church in the city of Bardstown, Kentucky. A small group of 16 charter members began meeting at the Bardstown Civic Center before moving to a downtown location on North 2nd Street. Locations changed but the mission remained the same: to reach the community with the good news of Jesus Christ. BCF was defined by expositional preaching (verse-by-verse), building authentic Biblical community by gathering in small groups, and reaching out to the city and the nations with a bold commitment to proclaim the name of Jesus.
The church outgrew the downtown location and moved to OKH Middle School, and then purchased property on Pennebaker Avenue. BCF has never been about large crowds and fancy buildings. Our vision has always been about establishing a Gospel-centered community of believers dedicated to serving Christ and one another.
In response to growth and the need for more space the elders of BCF took a bold and unprecedented decision. In the fall of 2012, BCF became two churches: Redeemer Fellowship Church and Grace Fellowship Church. Two separate churches partnered together to share the building, split expenses and share resources to reach the community of Bardstown. Two new identities, two pastors, two elder teams and two groups of church members meet in one building at different times. On occasion both churches will join together for joint services, studies and events. These two congregations form the BCF Network, a network of churches who voluntarily partner together to share resources, host events and do missions.
The network owns the property, shares administrative staff and expenses, and supports mission partnerships. The vision of the BCF Network is to establish and multiply future church plants to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples. We believe the need for more healthy churches is far greater than the need for more church buildings. We also believe this method of church planting will be rapid and viable as the church plant will not be burdened by the costs of renting space, purchasing equipment, developing children and youth ministries or paying for administrative support. These expenses are shared within the network and allow the individual churches to invest their resources on reaching the community and making disciples. We are a network of multiple churches in one location with the same mission: to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
One Location. Multiple Churches. Same Mission.
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At 10am on Sundays, we join together for a time of Bible study.
Redeemer Fellowship Church meets for Worship on Sundays at 11am.