Our History

A Commitment to the Sufficiency of Scripture

The congregation of Faith Church (FC) has been committed to discipleship for ministry service since its birth in 1964. This commitment extended beyond the equipping of the church itself to include those preparing for pastoral ministry. Numerous pastoral interns have been practically trained at FC and subsequently have been sent out for vocational ministry both in the United States and around the world. 

In addition, by the grace of God, FC also became known for its emphasis on the sufficiency of Scripture and its corollary—biblical counseling. Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries, a ministry of FC, has also trained over 10,000 men and women in biblical counseling through the Biblical Counseling Training Conference and the Basic Training Courses.

The MDiv Program

As a result of the training emphasis in the church, the congregation of FC included in its five-year strategic plan, developed in 2002, an initiative to consider and lay the ground work for a church-based seminary. The congregation believed that a church-based seminary was a natural extension of what God has allowed FC to do throughout its history. Faith Bible Seminary (FBS) was legally established in 2005 by FC as a limited liability corporation. FBS began in the fall of 2007 by offering a Master of Divinity degree. FBS graduated its first Master of Divinity class in 2010 with eleven graduates.

The MABC Degree

In 2007, the church decided to expand the potential influence of FBS by investigating the possibility of adding a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree. This program began in the summer of 2008. In 2011, FBS graduated eleven MABC students.