Our Story

 

Faith Family Church is a story of God's grace and faithfulness in the lives of normal everyday people.  Year after year God transforms the lives of young and old to bring those who are far from God into a vibrant relationship with Jesus.  The story of our local church parallels the story that God is writing in each of our lives.

 

  • In the 1980's, a small group of people met at the old Air Base to pray and ask God to help them reach the Clinton County Community.  
  • In 1993, we built the original meeting facility at 64 Williams Rd.
  • In October 1996, Pastor Mike & Diane Rhodehamel were sent to assist our church and became the pastors.
  • By fall of 1998, they were outgrowing the original facility and began raising funds to expand.
  • In 2000, construction was completed to double the square footage from 4,500 to over 9,000 Sq. Ft. and included 3 large children's classrooms, a large youth room, and 5 offices.
  • Continued growth began to fill the current facility as many people were reached and changed by God.
  • In January of 2006, Pastor Shane Rhodehamel became the lead pastor after serving as a youth pastor and associate pastor for 7 years.
  • Over the next 5 years, God brought many key people and helped our church to establish a solid children's ministry, youth ministry, worship and media teams, outreach ministries to our community and a strong network of relationships across our community and region.
  • In April of 2015, Pastor Dow Tippett and Crossroads Community Churched joined forces with FFC and forged a God ordained partnership to reach our community.
  • In May of the same year, we outgrew our facility and began meeting in two identical services to accommodate the growth.
  • In September of 2016, we transitioned our youth pastor John Fitzpatrick to a full-time staff role after 10 years of faithful part-time service to our children and youth.   
  • In the spring of 2017, after our facility is being consistently used to capacity, we began a capital stewardship campaign called "Reach"  to build our faith and raise funds to break ground on an expansion of our facility to reach our community and reach the next generation of Christ followers.
 

 

Our Vision

 

Our Vision is to Love God, Love People, and Serve the World!  Our Mission has always been and will always be the great commission. 

Jesus charged His disciples in Mark 16 and Matthew 28 to take the gospel to every city, every state, and every nation.  In Acts 13:49 it says, "And the Lord’s message spread throughout that region.” NLT

Just like the early church took responsibility in spreading the good news of Jesus Christ in the region where they lived, we see that our call is to establish strong leaders who will raise up strong local churches who will partner together in causing the gospel to spread throughout our region.  The purpose of the gospel is to bring hope and healing to a lost and hurting world and at the core of everything we do is a desire to allow the life-changing message of Jesus to impact everyone that we come in contact with. 

As we connect with God and grow in that most important relationship, then we begin to realize our God given potential.   By working together, we are leaving our mark on this world as we live God honoring lives that touch the people of our world.