About Faith IBC

 

History

Faith Independent Baptist Church was founded in Enterprise, Alabama in 1993 by Pastor David Harvey. In 1999 its current pastor, Paul Alexander, was called to serve. The church outgrew three former leased locations until our current building was purchased and completely renovated in 2013. A classroom module, fellowship building and a Guest House have been added to the property as we continue working to meet the spiritual needs of our community and world.

Faith has never been located more than a mile from the Fort Rucker/Enterprise Gate. The U.S. Army affords us a unique opportunity to reach, train and send an "army for Christ" around the word at the government’s expense. We are delighted to have dozens of former members who were saved and discipled here, and are faithfully serving in various ministries across the U.S. and in many foreign countries.

 

Missions

Our family has a deep heart for evangelism and global missions. We generously partner financially and prayerfully with about a dozen missionaries on every inhabited continent, as well as sponsor an evangelist from our own church, Randy Merrill. We maintain a close relationship and communication with each missionary and consider them a part of our own family. Because God has blessed us to operate debt-free, we are able to give about forty percent of our church’s total annual income to local and global evangelism. We are currently on track to reach a goal of “$1 Million to Missions by 2020.”

 

What to Expect

Faith Independent Baptist Church is known for its “southern hospitality.” You will likely be greeted with a smile and provided with information and directions to classrooms, nursery, etc. as needed. Our 10 AM adult Sunday school hour offers three adult electives, and the children are divided by age-appropriate levels with a preschool and nursery also.

Everyone gathers in the auditorium for 11 AM Sunday morning worship, with the exception of infant and preschool classes. We feel the children benefit greatly by participating in the singing and giving portions of the service. 1st - 6th graders are dismissed at the preaching time for their own “church service” on their age level.

Our services are “traditional” in style, mostly singing the hymns and the songs you may have grown up hearing. We are not opposed to “new,” but we have not discarded the old either. The King James Bible is our textbook for congregational reading, preaching and teaching. For further explanations of why we choose this style of worship and the KJV Bible, and many other relevant topics, visit the “Pastor, Why…? Series” under the Resources tab.

 

Handicap Accessible

When we renovated our "new" building, Jimmy Storm, a quadriplegic, was one of our faithful members and Bible teachers. Through his friendship, a special burden for the disabled was born—and built—into our facilities. We are ADA accessible, and love to assist in any way we can. Jimmy is with the Lord today following an automobile accident in 2017, but you can read his amazing account here.

Faith Independent Baptist Church