Faith Building Church came together as a group of believers who were tired of “church as usual”. They wanted no part of what had simply become religion in so many churches they had been a part of. They longed to learn who they were made to be in Christ Jesus and how to live an overcoming life in HIM! They wanted to be a true family of believers who were there for each other, encouraging each other in love. They desired to worship the Lord in a welcoming atmosphere and learn truths from God’s Word in a practical way that could change their lives.
That is how Faith Building Church was born!
Pastor Anthony Wade accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. He was raised in Lebanon with a strong love for this community. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1995 and Oral Roberts University in 1999. At ORU, he learned how vitally important it is that every believer learns to hear God’s voice in their life and go into their world with a burning desire to ensure that God’s light is seen, His voice is heard, and His power is known by everyone that they meet. After over a decade of working in the local church, Anthony and his wife, Jennifer, sensed a call into more of a full-time ministerial role and he was ordained in the spring of 2010.
Faith Building Church was formed right after that in July of 2010. Immediately, a group of about a dozen believers in a basement began learning all about the finished work of the cross and the authority that every believer has in Jesus. The love we had for our Heavenly Father and for people was clear and immense. This love walk was contagious and the church began to grow.
In February of 2011, we outgrew the basement and began meeting in an old church building on Cherry Street in Lebanon. More truth was preached. More people realized the power of the Gospel. More love was spread. More lives were changed. And the church continued to grow.
After two and a half years, in October of 2013, we needed more space and the Lord opened a new door. Our family of believers moved into the old Ridgeville Church, just north of Lebanon. Here, the church continued to grow and many lives immediately began to drastically change. At the same time, the Lord opened the biggest door yet, as a permanent home for us was revealed.
In August of 2014, we moved into that home located at 875 Covenant Way in Lebanon. Here, every week, we have an amazing time of fellowship where individuals and families from all walks of life come together to learn how to live an overcoming life of victory. And, guess what?… The church continues to grow!
The theme here, is that the church has never stopped growing. It is important to understand why. You see, the church isn’t a building. I am the church. You are the church. Every believer is part of the church. You know why Faith Building Church is growing? Because people are growing! Good things are happening every time we meet and we are excited about the future that our Heavenly Father has for us!
Would you please come experience it with us and be part of our story?