Church History

Caspar Schwenckfeld von Ossig (1489-1561) was a German nobleman from Silesia who led a group that called themselves the “Confessors of the Glory of Christ” in the Protestant Reformation. They extended the right hand of Christian fellowship to anyone who accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and sought to make faith a living reality in each Christian’s life. In the period 1731-1737 their descendants and followers (Schwenkfelders) fled religious persecution and settled in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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