Faith Family Fellowship
Address: 4268 Belair Frontage Road, Suite H, Martinez, GA 30907
Telephone number: (706) 364-5340
Web site: www.FaithFamilyFellowship.us, currently under construction
Services: Sunday service starts at 10 a.m.; Children's church is held for ages 3-12 at 10 a.m.; a nursery is provided during the Sunday morning service; Wednesday services are held at 7 p.m.
Pastor: Allan Olive
Congregation size: 60 members
Membership: Columbia and Richmond counties
Founded: The church started a year and a half ago with a small group of people who met in a home. The church quickly outgrew the house, and its growth has led to the present location off Belair Frontage Road.
Known for: "We get the most comments about our church being warm, inviting, and loving,'' Olive said. "All of our guests are treated as one of the family from the time they walk in the door. No one is left feeling like an outsider.''
Music: "We have a contemporary praise and worship praise team led by our worship leader, Duane Weaver,'' Olive said. "In a given service, you may hear a song from Hillsongs, Brownsville, Vineyard, Mercy Me, Jars of Clay, etc. ... The instruments we use include a bass guitar, acoustic-electric guitar, drums and a keyboard. We are currently looking for a keyboard player familiar with today's contemporary praise and worship."
What would you say to someone who's thinking about giving your church a try?
"We are a small church that is experiencing steady growth. A strong foundation has been laid and we are building upon it weekly. Our mission is to: Reach up, through worship; reach out, through evangelism; reach in, through fellowship.
"We will do this with relevant, practical, easy-to-understand messages that teach people how to live life better. A better life starts with an understanding of what Jesus did for us to make life worth living, and to give us a life that's full and free," Olive said.
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing the faithful today?
"I believe the biggest challenge facing the church today is showing the world that the message of the gospel is relevant to this generation. We have to compete with all forms of media and entertainment that is telling people today that the message of the gospel is old and outdated. People need to know Jesus, and they need to know that his word has the power to change their life and bring meaning to it," Olive said.
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