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Faith Baptist Church had very humble beginnings in 1975. The "Hut" was our first home. Those first days were interesting, to say the least. The nursery was in the kitchen with a gas range, we counseled people in restrooms and we held classes on buses. When it would rain we had to set out buckets during the service, and on Wednesday nights Brother Billy had to preach loud to drown out the softball games going on next door. In spite of the building limitations, God blessed and the church began to grow. Within two years we outgrew the American Legion building and had to move. God provided a beautiful piece of property in Jackson Heights. The fact that we were a two-year-old church with no track record made getting a loan very difficult. But God opened the door as He often did and construction began at our new site. Many men took an entire week's vacation to work on the building. In a matter of weeks, we were ready to move into our new building at our present Jackson Heights location. The church was jam-packed on the first Sunday as we sat in metal chairs. Those were exciting days as we saw our bus ministry expand; many were saved in homes and revivals and Kids Kusades became a yearly fixture at our church. As the membership grew we added staff and began to expand the building section by section.

Each time we would expand the facilities God would fill them up and we would have to expand again. The final expansion increased our auditorium to 300 seats and provided a much-needed community lobby for our fellowship.

Our past is so much more than buildings and programs, it is people. In the early days of our church, it never ceased to amaze us how God would always send the right person at the right time. An electrician would show up just when we needed him, a pianist arrived just in time and that teacher came just when we needed her. We can verify the saying "where God guides God provides".

In July of 1975, Billy Price and his wife, Elaine, stepped out on faith and moved to the Covington area to start Faith Baptist Church. We have been blessed to have Brother Billy as our pastor for the last 46 years.

FBC held its first service in "The Hut", the American Legion Building, at the city playground at 10:00 am on Sunday, August 3, 1975.

There was 28 present in Sunday School with a combined Sunday school class for adults taught by Brother Billy and a combined Sunday school class for children taught by Sister Elaine. There were 50 people present for the 11:00 am worship service. At our very first invitation, David Wolfe and Brian Bland accepted Jesus as their Savior. At 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm the same day, the film "The Burning Hell" was shown with over 100 people attending each show.

We look forward to God's continued guidance and direction as we strive to reach the lost and hurting of our community.