Bible Center Church began in the living room of Elder Ralph and Mother Bernice Groce's 3 bedroom home on Tioga street in 1956.
John Wallace Jr., the Groce's grandson, became senior pastor. Pastor John is also a professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh whose research includes the role of faith-based organizations and their communities.
We bought and transformed "The Triplex!" Once abandoned and condemned housing units now serve as community program and office space for Bible Center Church and outreach.
Members rolled up our sleeves and began renovations on a vacant former Rite Aide and turned it into the WARM (Worship, Arts, Recreation, and Ministry) Center, a multi-use facility for service, outreach, and gathering.
Bible Center started The Oasis Project, our community outreach arm to offer different services Homewood families. Programs focus on education, employment, entrepreneurship, and the environment in which these efforts take place.
The Oasis Project has expanded to include 6 programs and businesses with a social focus