Deliverance Evangelistic Church
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The Deliverance Evangelistic Church was organized in 1961 with 10 members who came together in a prayer meeting under the leadership of the late Rev. Benjamin Salters and Mrs. Essie Salters.


The fellowship rapidly outgrew their residence and moved to a building at the corner of 25th and Jefferson Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At that time the late Rev. Benjamin Smith, Sr. was used in these meetings to expound the word and minister to the needs of the people.


The attendance grew, and in 1961 the members felt a need to establish a church.  As God increased the membership, they secured a larger facility at 22nd Street and Columbia Avenue, Phila., PA. The emphasis and efforts of the members were directed towards Street Evangelism.


Multitudes accepted Christ as their personal Savior, which necessitated the relocation of the congregation in 1963. The move was to a vacant theater with a seating capacity of 900, in the Tioga section of the city.

On May 13, 1973, the first worship service was held in its former location at 4732 North Broad Street, Phila., PA.


This large reconstructed theater was able to accommodate 3,000 and included several closed circuit television rooms that allowed the overflowing crowd to participate in the service. Through prayer and fasting for souls, God has continued to multiply our membership. 


The church has established over 60 departments for education, leadership training and personal development for all believers. 


On Sunday, August 30, 1992, the Deliverance Evangelistic family dedicated a new edifice, and educational facility at 2001 W. Lehigh Avenue, Phila., PA. Our new edifice has a seating capacity of  5,100 and was dedicated to the work of the Lord by a crowd of members, friends and associates. To God be the Glory! 


The vision continues to be carried out by Pastor Glen Spaulding, Senior Pastor of Deliverance Evangelistic Church. 

Address: 2001 West Lehigh Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone: (215) 226-7600
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