Who We Are
Faithbridge Church exists to bring people to Jesus Christ. We seek to include people from all over the south-east Houston area, to win them to Jesus Christ, and to empower them for service. As a Spirit-filled fellowship we seek the leading of the Spirit and expect the operation of the gifts in our services. We desire to be a worship center for all people, a training center for believers, and a place for Christian service. We want to help believers find acceptance in the fellowship of the church, without the guilt of past entanglements, and help them grow in maturity and discipleship.
Our History -- A Brief Overview
Deer Park Assembly of God was founded in 1945. It started in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henderson located on Twelfth Street in Deer Park. Later that year, the church bought property located at Twelfth and Center Street. A small building was on this property. This was the church. All Sunday school classes, adult to children, were all in one room. The room was divided into small parts, so each class would have a place to meet. The church had no piano, but they did have a pump organ to sing with. Bro. Weatherford was the first pastor. The congregation was maybe fifteen or twenty people.
In 1956, the old building was torn down and a new church with separate Sunday school rooms was built. Bro. Leatherwood was the pastor. The congregation had grown to about thirty-five or forty people. The church officials were not called deacons, but Trustees. The name Trustees was changed to Deacons in the 70's.
Our Children's Church was started about 1955. The children would come in the Sunday morning service and sing and play instruments each week. They were called the "Booster Band". The Women's Ministries Dept. was started in 1956 with about fifteen girls. Alta Smith and Peggy Deisher started the Missionettes program. Royal Rangers started in 1967.
In 1969, property was bought, and a new bigger church was built. This church was located at 310 W. "P" Street. Deer Park Assembly of God remained on P Street until 1999.
In 1998 the Food Lion grocery store at the intersection of Center St. and Spencer Hwy, closed its doors. The Pastor and board quickly moved to make the necessary arrangements to buy the property and begin the remodeling process. In October 1999, 36,000 square feet were dedicated to the Lord as Deer Park Assembly of God's new home.
In 2000 the church family voted to change the name of the church to Faithbridge Church.
The pastors of the church were: 1946 -- Bro. Weatherford
1950 -- Bro. J.P. McGuire
1955 -- Bro. Ralph Leatherwood
1958 -- Bro. Bob White
1961 -- Bro. Bob Summers
1963 -- Bro. Larry Godfrey
1967 -- Bro. Olan Gower
1987 -- Bro. David Way
1995 -- Bro. J. Sidney Watson
2001 -- Bro. Tracy Rodrigue
2007 -- Rev. John Dodd
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