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50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The history of Faith Bible Church stands as a powerful illustration of God’s faithfulness and provision at work in the lives of His followers. For fifty years Faith’s members have been meeting with the intent of “Living to make Him Known”.

In the fall of 1969, a tiny cluster of people began meeting in Oak Cliff to study God’s Word together. Two years later, seven couples shared a vision of starting a church that’s focus was on Christ and His Word. On December 12, 1971, 54 people met for the initial service in the Redbird Community Center, where they continued to meet for the next few years.
 
As His Word was proclaimed, God added more people to the small congregation. Soon the community center proved inadequate to house the 150 who attended regularly. In February of 1973 the church invited Fred Campbell to assume pastoral responsibilities and a permanent facility was purchased on Camp Wisdom Road. For the next six years, the church met at this location and it continued to experience God’s hand of blessing upon its work.

At the beginning of 1979, a decision needed to be made again about additional space. After much prayer and consideration, the elders decided to sell the building and property to a local evangelical church, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, and search for a new facility.

The Lord quickly provided a temporary facility and Faith Bible began meeting at Permenter Middle School in Cedar Hill. The first day of service was on October 14, 1979 using 10 classrooms for Sunday School and nurseries, and the school auditorium for morning and evening services. A little over a year later, the Lord blessed Faith Bible with 15 acres of land in DeSoto, Texas. Through the faithful giving of Faith’s members, construction on a building began in April of 1981 and was completed in August of 1982.

Dr. Mark Bailey joined Faith Bible Church as senior pastor in the fall of 1994 after the departure of Fred Campbell. Dr. Bailey faithfully served at Faith Bible until the Lord called him to the presidency of  Dallas Theological Seminary where he now serves as Chancellor. In 2001, Curt Krohn became senior pastor after serving as Faith’s youth pastor for many years.

Where We're Going...
Since then, Faith has grown immensely, reaching people each week through its various programs and services. Faith continually seeks to be a light in the community and reach DeSoto and the surrounding areas with the powerful message of life in Jesus Christ. While Faith Bible has an incredible story behind our ministry, we believe that God has much more planned for us as we look to the future. God is still writing Faith’s history and we invite you to join us as we live to make Him known!  

RSVP for the festivities



*All are welcome during the family worship time on Friday night. Should your child become restless, the Choir room will be a dedicated family-friendly space where you can take and stay with your child or infant. We will have the live stream on for you and a play area for your child. Please do not leave any children unattended.
Suggested attire is business or dressy casual for this special occasion.