Faith Community Church began in February of 1984 with two families and a pastor interested in starting a church associated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination. With the help of a men's prayer group at Christ Community Church in Omaha, Nebraska, and two other pastors here in Red Oak, twelve people began meeting in homes for Sunday worship.
Faith Community became an "official" church by July, 1984, and within four years purchased land to begin a building project. The building was completed in March, 1992. A capital campaign in 1997 expanded the building an additional 12,000 square feet to its current size.
More important than titles and buildings are the people of Faith Community. God has grown our church family from those faithful few at the beginning to where we are today. Through the years He has continued to bring the right leaders to guide us on our quest to be a significant presence for Jesus Christ in Southwest Iowa.
God continues to lead here at Faith Community. He has brought many individuals and families through our doors. God brings those who need to be here, either to receive from our church the healing and support they need for a season, or to serve along with others and share the love of Christ within our church and our community.
Sometimes, in His great wisdom, God chooses to have people leave our family. We believe that just as God calls some to come to Faith Community, He may also call some away to serve where they are needed. Many of our members have responded to God's call by serving at other churches, going as missionaries, and some are now pastors of other congregations. We hold on to all that we have loosely, glad that God's plan is so much bigger than Faith Community Church. . .and we are blessed to fulfill our part in it.