O that men might praise the Lord for His goodness and His wonderful works to the children of men. Psalm 107:21

 




It is amazing to observe God's wonderful works in providing for His church in ways that we would never expect. For many years, we had endeavored to purchase land to the west of our church property for expansion purposes. However, in 2012 God provided land for us to purchase on the east side of our property. Tallmadge's Overdale School went up for auction in June 2012 and we teamed together with Cornerstone Community School to make the purchase. We were able to obtain approximately 1.2 acres for our needed expansion. Following the purchase, an expansion committee was formed to develop a building concept to meet our current and future needs. An architect was retained and worked with the committee to create preliminary drawings of our new structure.

 

We would like to thank God for His provision and for the growth we have seen as a church, not only physically, but spiritually as well. In an effort to create more opportunities for worship, ministry, and education at Faith Bible Fellowship, construction began in 2017 on a new sanctuary.

 

New Beginnings

After celebrating our 35th anniversary of Faith Bible Fellowship in October, 2019, we met for our very first service in the new sanctuary on December 15, 2019. After much prayer, waiting, and construction delays over the course of about two and half years, our congregation joined together and worshipped together for the first time in the new building. Both of our Pastors, Les Sutherland and Jeremy Music, shared the first sermon in the new building together, which you can listen to below. It was a wonderful service, commemorating where we had been as a church and what we looked forward to in the future.

 

 

Sailing the High C's
Pastor Les Sutherland & Pastor Jeremy Music | Various Scriptures
Sunday, December 15, 2019


 

 

Please Note:
While construction on the new sanctuary has been completed, we would ask that you be extra aware of your surroundings when attending services at Faith Bible Fellowship, especially outside in our unfinished parking lot. Thank you for your patience during this time.

 

Future Plans:

The work is not done! While we are excited to be using our new facilities as a congregation, there are some projects on the horizon:

  • As spring approaches, we will be focusing on the completion of our parking lot and getting the striping finished. Our parking lot now is a bit messy, which is why we ask that you be extra careful and aware of your surroundings. What a blessing it will be when it is all finished!

  • We will progress towards landscaping the grounds at a later date.

  • The old sanctuary at FBF is currently vacant and unfinished. We will be discussing and praying about the future of our old structure and what we should do to utilize the old sanctuary as classroom space, etc.

  • Our congregation enjoys fellowship in our new spacious lobby before and after services. We will be moving forward with some extra touches to complete interior decorating.

Our Need:
While this entire process has taken longer than expected, we anticipate that God will do great things and open more doors for the Gospel and ministry to believers in the future. As we move forward, we ask for your continual prayer as our church leadership continues to discuss and move forward in the future.

  • Pray for smooth sailing as we take on extra projects to complete the expansion project. Please pray that the project would not only go smoothly, but that our church would be unified and drawn closer to the Lord in the process.

  • Ministry takes dedication. As we continue to serve the Lord, we need helpers in our various ministries as well. To learn more about how you can be involved with our various ministries, please contact the church office (contact number here).

 

 

David Pelligra and Architects, Inc. handled architecture and renderings of the expansion and remodel of Faith Bible Fellowship's existing structure.

 

 

Early Renderings:


Front view rendering:
Expansion is attached to our existing structure.
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Rear view rendering:
Additional classrooms, new sanctuary, expanded parking, and more.
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