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The Past

New Castle Bible Church was organized on October 13, 1954, with the first services being held in homes. In God’s timing, a church building became available on Neshannock Avenue which was first rented and later purchased. The first pastor was Lewis J. Stewart followed by Donald Martin. These men and others lead the church during the formative years. In the late sixties, Dr. J. A. Ford became pastor. Under his pastorate, the Redevelopment Authority of New Castle bought the church property on Neshannock Avenue and a new facility was erected in Union Township at its present campus.


Pastor Ford initiated Parktown Christian Academy in 1975 which became a vital part of the ministry of NCBC. The academy continued until 1986. For a time the church produced a radio program that was aired five days a week. After Dr. Ford’s home going in 1985, Dennis Fulk became pastor and served the church until January 1993.

The Present

Dr. Max C. Bungard has served as senior pastor since October 1993.

At its state route 224 campus NCBC has been a beacon light of testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ with its Sunday school, AM Worship service, Student Ministries, and live streaming services, Bible teaching on Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram, all of which send forth the Word of God. 


NCBC continues to serve the New Castle and the surrounding area seeking to bring the reality of a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to our community.  This is accomplished through direct mail.

The Future

NCBC continues to anticipate the Lord’s blessing as we look forward to a future of faithful service to our Lord and the people of New Castle.


Responding to our Lord’s command to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to everyone” NCBC, under God’s grace, has laid a plan to accomplish this task in our part of God’s vineyard. Proposed future ministries include but are not limited to the following.

► An expanded youth ministry.

► Develop family retreats for couples, youth, men women & seniors.

► Develop a camping ministry for children, youth & families.

► Continue to expand the direct mail ministry to every resident of New Castle with the gospel.

► Expand the senior saint's ministry.

► Enhance home Bible and study groups.

► Expand our benevolent ministry.

► Develop a visitation ministry.

► Expand counseling ministry.

► Expand music & drama ministry.

► Develop a college extension ministry for college credit.

► Expand pastoral staff.

► Expand the missions department.

►  Continue to Develop a media ministry.

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