Our Mission and History
To Make Disciples for Christ
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. – Matthew 28:19
To Grow a Strong and Healthy Church
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. – Hebrews 10:23-25
To Worship in Spirit and in Truth
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. – John 4:24
FAITH CHAPEL GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH
Making Disciples For Christ for more than 40 Years
• Faith Chapel Mission was started by Rev. Ova Greathouse and his wife Margie on October 17, 1965 at Ninth and Ship Street in Louisville, Kentucky.
• We were organized into a General Baptist church on March 19, 1966.
• We purchased ground at the present location, 4720 Dover Road, and moved into the temporary building on April 8, 1967.
• Groundbreaking for the new church was October, 1968. The building was finished and dedicated on August 16, 1970. The total cost of the building was $34,537.03.
• The Lord blessed us and in May, 1972 we purchased the land adjoining us making our church property 4720, 4722, 4724 and 4726 Dover Road.
• In August, 1972 the Red Letter Edition was formed and led by the Rev. Lyn Lindsey with the idea of carrying God’s word in song to a lost and dying world. The young Christians used their abilities to their fullness for the service of God.
• In the fall of 1972 God’s Little People was formed and led by Sis. Ida Mae Thornsberry with the idea that children too have a place in the work of God. These young people had their own bus and traveled, singing the word of God as their older brothers and sisters did in the Red Letter Edition.
• Through the years God blessed and gave an increase of people as our congregation grew. We needed a larger auditorium.
• On May 20, 1979 groundbreaking for the new auditorium and basement was started. Bro. Clayton Dockery was in charge of the construction.
• The first service and dedication prayer was conducted on September 30, 1979 by Rev. Garnett Tucker, Jr. who was pastor of the church at that time. New pews were installed on July 31, 1980 making the auditorium complete.
• Work continued on the basement and is now complete with Sunday School rooms and a fellowship hall.
• We thank God for sending us Rev. Donald Ray Davis and his wife Sue in December, 1986. As pastor of the church, he has labored to win souls to the Lord and bring in new members to the Church.
• In July, 1988 we had the gravel parking lot blacktopped.
• We made the last payment on the Church building in July, 1989. On August 27, 1989, Sis. Margie Greathouse threw in the first piece of paper for our note burning ceremony. Her husband, Rev. Ova Greathouse, the founder of Faith Chapel is now deceased.
• In the fall of 1992, we had a need for a garage to house our vans and lawn equipment. The Lord supplied our need again and the garage was built and paid for in January, 1994.
• In early 2003 we started raising funds to build a Family Life Center.
• Faith Chapel celebrated it’s 40th anniversary on September 27, 2005.
• God has blessed us tremendously, as we were able to break ground on the new Family Life Center on August 6, 2006.
• In the Spring of 2008 we officially opened the Faith Chapel Family Life Center.
• It has been over 40 years now since Faith Chapel was organized. We thank God for all the wonderful people He has sent our way over the years. For the fellowship and all the many hours of labor in our construction that has been completed.
• Our mission in life is to be a help to someone and win the lost to Christ.