About Us

Faith Community Development Corporation was founded with the purpose of building relationships and improving communities wherever we serve. 

Our Mission

We aim to encourage the growth and stability of Greater Lafayette communities through leadership and economic development, faith-based resources, community organization, and the development of affordable housing.

Our Vision

We want to see a community where every Greater Lafayette neighborhood sees visible demonstrations of God’s love. We are strongly committed to joyfully work alongside the experts: the people who live, work, and serve in these neighborhoods.

Our History

Faith Community Development Corporation (FCDC) was founded in 2013 at the request of the City of Lafayette with the purpose of rehabilitating houses toward long-term improvement of different areas of the city. FCDC chose to start in the northern neighborhoods of Lafayette, with the goal of expanding community development efforts into other places around the city and surrounding areas.

Since 2013, FCDC has expanded its scope from simply rehabilitating houses to providing other community-focused services, such as training for life skills in jobs and finances, creating green space and gardens for neighbors and volunteers to gather, and sponsoring the development of community centers like the Northend Community Center and Hartford Hub. With each new project and step toward addressing unique needs in the area, Faith hopes to achieve God’s best in individuals and neighborhoods.

Our Board Members

Pastor Steve Viars has served at Faith Church since 1987, and he oversees the staff, deacons, and all Faith ministries.  Steve serves on the boards of Vision of Hope and the Faith Community Development Corporation and has other non-profit board experience.

David Anderson is a retired engineer from Caterpillar.  He has community-wide service experience and is a charter FCDC board member.

Michael Hines is a retired auditor from Purdue University and served as Faith Church's treasure for many years. Mike oversees FCDC's compliance with Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credits and has been FCDC's treasurer since its founding.

Jerry Jamison, a retired small business owner, is a founding member of Faith Church and has served over the years in many leadership positions within Faith Church. He also has served on other non-profit boards such as Meals on Wheels'.

Josh Greiner oversees Faith Community Ministries which includes both Faith East and Faith West Community Centers as well as all of Faith Ministries' Grounds and Maintenance staff.

Chad Filipiak, Director of Faith East Community Center, has over twenty years of operational administration. He also has significant project development experience. 

Justin Brownfield is one of FCDC's neighborhood representative board members. Justin and his wife are active foster parents.

Gage Butterbrodt, another founding board member, acts as another neighborhood representative. He has worked in Faith's Community Ministries for several years and has community knowledge from his years as a local television reporter.

Billie Pattengale serves as another neighborhood representative and is a small local business owner in Lafayette's downtown. Billie has served on FCDC's board from the beginning.

Joe Blake is a Professional Engineer who has extensive real estate development experience. His development company specializes in refurbishing and repurposing facilities into housing opportunities.

Joey Wright is a neighborhood representative. He is a Pastor of North End Ministries and is one of the overseers of the Hartford Hub.

Stefan Nitzschke is also a North End Ministries pastor and shares in the oversight of the Hartford Hub. In addition, he acts as a neighborhood representative board member.