QUESTIONS ABOUT US
WHAT IS OUR CHURCH HISTORY?
The Faith Fellowship Baptist Church began on February 11, 1961 in the house of the Rev. Dr. John Price at 5540 Matthew Street in Philadelphia, PA. The desire to organize this assembly was born out of a deep love and devotion to Jesus Christ. Dr. Price desired to win souls for the Lord. The church began with seven adults and eight Sunday School children. They met in his home for one year. The membership grew rapidly and eventually a larger site was needed. A property at 1218 East Chelten Avenue was purchased and the church worshipped there for six years.
Dr. Price began teaching the Bible to all the leaders of organizations and continually led the church in evangelical, fundamental teaching ministry. God spoke to Pastor Price to spread the Gospel in the streets and highways. He instituted summertime Street Meetings and Door to Door Evangelism to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many souls were won for Christ, and many people joined the church.
In 1968, our present building at 2101 West 65th Avenue was purchased at the sacrifice of many members who mortgaged their own homes in order to contribute to the building fund. Throughout the years many men, women, and children came and joined the congregation at this local assembly. Out of this flock, the Lord called many men to the Gospel ministry; so throughout the nation they went forth to preach, teach, and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Price ordained numerous ministers.
After the death of Dr. John L. Price in 1988, the baton was passed to the Reverend Dr. William L. Bank who is a well loved, and respected Pastor, Bible Teacher and Author. He ushered in an era of stability and growth. He was instrumental in the establishing of a city-wide Bible Class, and was active in home and foreign missions. He served as Pastor from 1990 to 2001.
The next captain at the helm of this great ministry is current Pastor James R. Edlow, Sr. Pastor Edlow brings an understanding of ministry in a post-modern era. He understands the benefits of using modern technical advancements in furthering the Kingdom of God. We need to utilize everything God has placed at our disposal, and we need every generation to be engaged in the reshaping of our communities. Pastor Edlow understands that our young people are both the present and the future of the Church, and by reaching out to them with the Word of Life, we are moving the Kingdom of God forward.
WHAT TYPE OF SERMONS CAN I EXPECT AT FFBC?
Bibically based, culturally relevant, and imaginative in its presentation. We want listeners to be gripped by God's grace, grounded in God's word, growing to become more like christ and ready to share in God's mission for his world.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I VISIT?
A christ-centered, and spirited worship. Very bibically oriented congregation that is eager to embrace those who choose to worship with us. We are excited to welcome new members who will help us carry out God's mission for his church therefore you will be encouraged to discover and exercise the spiritual gifts God has given to you. We consider ourselves to be a family of believers in Jesus Christ and we welcome new family members with new ministry ideas and new energy to carry them out.
Does this sound like you? Well then come on by!
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF FFBC?
We are committed followers of Jesus Christ who are passionate to see our community and world reflect the peace and kingdom of Jesus Christ through our participation in the mission of God.
WHO IS FAITH FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH?
Faith Fellowship is a loving, Christ-centered Baptist church located in the West Oak Lane/ East Germantown section of Philadelphia. We are a Bible believing, teaching, and preaching church that has faithfully served our local community for over 56 glorious years. Faith Fellowship is a generationally diverse church; many of our members having grown up here, only to return to raise their families here. We love the Lord, and we love His people, and our doors are open to all who wish to become a part of our fellowship, and help us to complete the mandate God has placed on us. Come with your gifts and talents there’s a place for you here. Be discipled, and watch your children grow up in the love and nurture of the Lord. We welcome you to come and join us as we look toward the future.
WHEN IS MORNING WORSHIP AND BIBLE STUDY?
Our worship starts at 11:00 a.m every Sunday.
Our Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m every Sunday.
Our Bible Study starts at 7:00 p.m every Wednesday.
Please feel free to fellowship with us at any of these times.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO FFBC?
Whatever you like! We do have members who prefer to dress up as well as members who prefer more casual attire. You will fit right in either way. We're just glad to see you.