Turn to Church's Auto Parts for all of your auto parts needsHistory of Church's
Opening in 1976 Rich Church opened Church's Speed Shop in a little store on Rt 420 In Prospect Park Pa. He had a dream of selling speed parts to friends and customer that he Drag raced with and could help support his hobby. He had help from his Brother Ray and Roger. In 1977 Rich decided to move his shop to a larger building on 601 Chester Pike in Ridley Park. Ray was running the store and going to college in his spare time. In 1979 Ray left to start a career at Verizon and we Moved again to 700 Chester Pike in Ridley park and Brother Bob came into the business and we decided to take on Auto Parts along with the Speed Parts, Roger and Bob ran the store.
Business took off and were selling more Auto Parts as the gas crisis was among us and Bob with his History of being in the Parts business we were growing .
In 1982 Rich decided to buy Eddies Car wash in Ridley Park and this would be our next home. We added more Auto part lines, a Machine Shop had delivery cars and business was great.
In April of 1990 we lost Richard our brother in a tragic Drag Racing accident, we decided as a Family to continue in business. Roger and Bob took ownership and as the years went on, we stayed busy. in 2004 we added our second Location in Springfield Pa on Rt420. We continued to Service the Auto repair Shops in Delaware County along with the backyard mechanic and retail trade. Roger and Bob were not done expanding in 2008 they Purchased Macar Auto Supply in Drexel Hill another Family business that we wanted to continue to keep open and service Delaware county.
Church's was outgrowing their Home office in Ridley Park, so they sold the Building they were in for 28 years and moved in February 2020 into the new location at 515 E. Chester Pike in Ridley Park. The new building is over 14,000sf of retail and wholesale parts so we can service our customers well.
In September 2019 Bob retired from 50 year career in auto parts and Mike Church Roger's son has come into the business to help expand and keep things going.
Today we have 3 locations over 70 employees along with 30 plus Delivery vehicles, we offer online ordering FREE delivery and warranty on our parts. Our Counter professionals have over on average 25 years' experience. We are very thankful to have such loyal customers that we have built relationships and trust with over the 40+ years in business!!
As always "if we don't have it we'll get it" "your source for that hard to find part"
Dan T., 05/13/2020
A auto parts store with workers that actually know things.