On July 7, 1980, God called Richard and Tena Ford to pastor the church. There were approximately 150 people in attendance at this time. Richard had grown up in the church as a young boy, his parents attended the Church, and in 1950 he was saved in the Stafford Baptist Church as it was known at that time. He left the Church as a young adult after graduating from high school and returned again in 1973 to dedicate his life to God and to begin serving Him in this ministry. He served as Associate and eventually answered the call of God upon his heart by becoming pastor of the Church. The church experienced an explosion of growth and was remodeled to accommodate the people. In 1981, the auditorium was expanded to seat 400 people. This proved adequate until God again prospered the Body of Christ. In 1982, because of space constraints we held two services each Sunday morning to accommodate the people; and it became evident that a new location was needed. Ten acres of land was purchased in 1982 . Construction began on the present facility in 1983; moving to the facility in December 1984.
From 1980 until this present time, Family Worship Center has experienced a continual development and progressive growth of it's people and facilities.
The campus not only accommodates the worship center, but also the office complex, Bookstore/Cafe, Acceleration Children's Center, a Family Life Center; as well as a separate youth building, "Uprising Ministries", where hundreds of teens gather each week to experience the presence and power of the Holy Ghost, a center designed to provide an atmosphere of fun and excitement to meet the needs of this generation.
The history of Family Worship Center could best be summed up by one statement...... A Work In Progress!
Our reason for being is to bring people to Jesus and membership in His family. To equip Gods people for ministry in the church and everyday life and to magnify Gods name.
The vision is to train His army; to be ready for the harvest; to be a light to our city; to take the gospel to the world and to touch a hurting and lost generation.
Personal Prayer and Ministry
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Praise - Worship - Word
Exciting Children & Youth
Our Cafe is open before and after each service. A place to fellowship and meet new friends.