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Tony Osimo has gone through his fair share of change in the last two decades. The former factory foreman and print shop press operator has put aside secular employment to wear the hat of pastor-church planter.
Now as campus pastor of a congregation in suburban Philadelphia, he’s part of an effort that seeks to plant Grace Brethren churches in the region from Boston to Washington, D.C., known as the “Bosnywash” corridor.
“We are at the start of what could become a movement,” says Larry Orme, executive pastor of the Penn Valley Church, a Grace Brethren church in Telford, Pa.
It was a drive to better understand the Bible that originally drew Osimo to the Penn Valley Church.
“I had a love for the Lord, but I didn’t know His Word that well. I realized that there was a lot that I was missing,” he recalls. Ultimately, he joined others who were bent on not only studying God’s Word, but motivating a church environment that thrived on its commands.