New Pastor Finds Strong Sense of Community in Saucon Valley

A new chapter in the life of Saucon Community Bible Fellowship Church–which is based in Hellertown–began in September, when the small-but-growing congregation welcomed a new spiritual leader. Pastor Keith Strunk and his family recently sat down with Saucon Source for an interview to talk about his new role, the church’s future, and how the larger Saucon Valley community has welcomed them in the time since their arrival. Strunk explained that moving here from Cape May Court House, New Jersey–where he led another congregation for three years–was made easier because of the fact that he was already somewhat familiar with the Saucon Valley area. A Poconos native, he recalled that his first apartment was actually at the Sanbrook Apartments on Black River Road in Lower Saucon Township. For many years, Strunk worked as a paramedic in Bethlehem Township, and during that time he was often on calls in the Hellertown area.