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ABOUT FAMILY CHURCH

THE BEGINNING

Family Church began on May 7th, 1997 with Pastor Matt and Aimee Flanders and six enthusiastic people. Family Church's mission is to see changed lives as people connect, serve, give and grow in our region.

BELIEVING FOR MORE

The first church members met in Marvin and Linda Flanders' (Pastor Matt's parents) home in Lebanon. The church began to grow from six people to approximately 30 people. The newly-born FC held tight to the vision and believed God for another church building to replace the outgrown home-based sanctuary.

NORTH BRANCH

Early in 1998 FC moved into an old church house on Highway 5 that came to be known as "North Branch". Volunteers spent countless hours doing renovations and personalizing the small church. During this time, FC began to experience amazing growth. In less than two years, services had more than tripled in size to about 100 people. The North Branch building has since been torn down.

SOUTH BRANCH

In 1999, the church moved to "South Branch". This building, which was formerly used as office-spaces, would be totally renovated and converted into a church building. In 2004, another renovation took place to add modern touches to the sanctuary. It wasn't long until the services were packed, forcing an off-campus youth building and the acquisition of the adjacent building for the children's ministry.

AN AMAZING GIFT

Something amazing happened in December 2004. The church was given 20 acres of commercial property valued at $300,000. God blessed FC with the property to further His church and the vision given to Pastor Matt and Aimee. The church held its groundbreaking service at the new property on May 20, 2007, starting construction for a 21,600 square foot campus to hold staff offices, a large worship auditorium, children's auditorium, nurseries and coffee-shop/bookstore.

In 2010, FC began work on constructing an addition to bring the student ministry in-house once again. This building features state-of-the-art sound, lighting and projection and provides an intense environment for students to worship God.

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